Oberheim FVS-1,  Vintage  4 - Voice Analog Synth

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The Beast. The Legend. Join the likes of Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Lyle Mays, Joe Zawinul, Patrick Moraz (Yes/Moody Blues), Styx, Rush, Little Feat, and countless others who have wrestled with this monster of a synth.  Get the sound of eight rolling and churning oscillators for earth shaking basses, soaring leads and rich pads. Only 800 units were ever made and many are now deceased. This unit features:
  • Four dual-oscillator SEM modules each with its own filters and envelopes
  • 49-note keyboard and polyphonic controller module allowing SEM modules to be assigned to keyboard in a variety of ways including fixed, split or continuous
  • Mixer/pan module
  • Polyphonic programmer module with 16 memory locations for either single or combination patches with each SEM programmable separately or in common 
  • 8  VCOs with sawtooth or variable pulse width waveforms; pulse width modulation from either envelop or LFO
  • 4 classic resonant Oberheim  VCFs with 12 db per octave cutoff slopes, each continuously selectable between low pass/notch/high pass configuration, and bandpass. 
  • Separate envelopes for VCA and VCF with positive or negative routing of envelop to VFC;  envelop routable VCO pitch or pulse width modulation
  • One triangle wave LFO per voice and one common global LFO from programmer module
  • Each of the polyphonic programmer and keyboard controller have there own manual global filter cutoff frequency control    

This unit is in excellent working condition and comes with a re-foamed Calzone road case. Professionally serviced and calibrated by Custom Vintage Keyboards in Burbank, CA to be in top working condition.  A few minor scratches in the Tolex covering of the case, see photos.  Power cord included. Free local pick up in Boston area.  Shipping includes insurance of instrument value up to purchase price.  International shipping quotes available upon request.

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
Black / Beige
Analog Synths
Made In
United States

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Doppler's Guitars & Effects
Joined Jul 2015
Boston, MA, United States

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Doppler's Guitars & Effects

Boston, MA, United States
Joined: Jul 2015