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Octave Voyetra 8 for sale. Disassembled, cleaned inside and out, fully serviced by a vintage synth specialist with decades of experience with these and other complex synths. These are very complex machines that are difficult to work on, even with extender cards (which we have). Properly restoring and improving a V8 is a very time consuming process. Full restoration the way we do it usually requires 60-80 hours or more and results in an instrument that performs better than it did when it left the factory. This huge investment of time, love and money is reflected in its price.
This synth is one of the fattest, warmest sounding MIDI synths ever produced. In our opinion, it's among the best MIDI capable, true vintage analog polyphonic synthesizers available. We think it sounds half way between a Moog Memorymoog and the Oberheim OB8, only it's got more features and is definitely more stable and cleaner sounding than the MM (we usually have these 2 synths in stock as well). Combined polyphony is 8 note and there are split, layer and whole modes. Each voice has 2 oscillators, 2 LFOs, 2 EGs, cross modulation, sync, 24 db VCF, and excellent modulation possibilities.
The Octave Voyetra-Eight was a favorite of New Order, the Eurythmics, the Shamen, Electronic and others. Our friend and customer Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins is a user too - he was nice enough to mention us in his blog here "Add hours of syncing waveforms, oh and the Voyetra bass-line which rips the track apart at every change (also purchased from ToneTweakers.com!)". We've also sold these to other musicians you definitely know.
Photos are not yet available, so any images here show a previously sold unit. Optional keyboard may be available separately, please search our site for Octave to see if we have one in stock.
Note: We now convert rev 3 machines to rev 4 machines by replacing the software and adding some circuitry, so the only visible difference between one of our rev 4s that started out as a rev 3 and some if not all of the later machines that left the factory as rev 4 units will be the black tear shaped knobs. We like the r3 knobs better because they point to their current position. If you'd like us to convert your r3 to a r4 and the high cost of the conversion is not a deterrent, please get in touch.
Estimated preparation time: 5-15 weeks