Oberheim Xpander

Oberheim Xpander

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Oberheim Xpander for sale. Meticulously overhauled by the most critical professionals around and working perfectly. We want our items to outlast others on the market, and spare no expense doing what we can to promote their long-term reliability. In this case, we did the following work that few other sellers would do unless absolutely necessary - we replaced all power supply capacitors, replaced all encoders, replaced battery, reloaded single patch data, replaced software EPROMS to latest version. This work was time consuming and is reflected in this unit's price but will hopefully result in a much more reliable instrument longterm. 

Those who know the Oberheim Xpander know it's one of the most fabulous analog synths ever made.  When it came out, it was one of the first synths that offered the flexibility of a modular synth in a more up to date MIDI capable package. What made it so special was that most of the parameters could be modulated by a number of sources. 6 voices, part multitimbral. It's got oscillator sync and frequency modulation which many synths from that time didn't have.  We feel its filters are its greatest strength - there are many modes to choose from - different types of lowpass, highpass, bandpass, notch, etc... And lots of envelope generators and LFOs, tracking generators, ramp generators, etc.. Thanks to all its options, this is a great synth for the serious synthesist. Or, if you failed physics, use the preset sounds. This model sounds great without being overpowering (unless you want it to). If you're looking for an Xpander with 2x the polyphony, 2x the modulations and a built in keyboard, check out the Matrix-12.

Famous users of the Xpander and Matrix-12 include: Michael Brecker (RIP) (We own his Xpander and Matrix-12), Vince Clarke of Erasure (Vince actually sold us one of his 2 Xpanders), Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Herbie Hancock, Steve Roach, Larry Fast, Nitzer Ebb, Scritti Politti, Van Halen and many, many other serious synth musicians.  This is one of our favorite synths and is highly recommended.