NEW LOWER PRICE! I am going to keep this for sale for just a few more days or so. If no one buys it as a system I am going to break it down and sell individually. It'd be a shame though because quite a lot of work and expense was made for this to be integrated as a full system. However, it's a large chunk of change all at once and since it is modular and SEMS can be used racked or inside a 2 or 4 voice I will go that route. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET THIS RACK 8 VOICE COMPLETE SYSTEM WITH MIDI! Even if it seems like a high amount all you have to do is add up what the items below sell for (the vintage SEMS not the new ones which are different). For not much more than the price of 8 SEMS you get the rack, the midi to CV 8 channel interface, the 2 output modules, keyboard module, psu, 8 voice programmer plus extras like the pitch/mod module. Good luck!
You're looking at a very rare racked Oberheim 8 Voice with midi interface. Here's what is included:
8 X Oberheim SEMS
1 X Oberheim 8 Voice Programmer
1 X Keyboard module (w/ portamento etc)
2 X Output modules (8 channels of discrete mixing)
Rack power supply (please note that this unit is set up for European power - but can be used with a converter in the US)
Custom Midi to CV interface
All build into a road case (case included)
Some of the modules are in front of the rack and 2 SEMS plus keyboard module and power supply are racked in back of the rack.
I listed this as "non-working" only to set expectations lower so you know that if you buy it there will be some work required. How much work is unknown though. While it is being sold AS IS with no returns, I can tell you a couple things that will give you confidence in buying it. There's nothing known to be actually wrong with it. In fact, I believe all of the SEMS function just fine. I have a binder with all the information on how to connect it all up plus all sorts of details. I just don't have the time to get into it. If I do have my tech go through the whole thing, fix anything if he finds a problem (which is easy by the way because SEMS are all discrete! no rare chips or anything) then I'll either keep it or relist it at a higher price. This is a chance to get it for thousands less and take a small risk on what it would take to get it 100%.
I also don't mind keeping this either as SEMS are some of the best sounding analog synths ever made. The filter is incredible! To have 8 of these racked plus the other modules of an 8 voice is really powerful. It doesn't have all the patch points brought out but that's not hard to do for a tech, just a bit time consuming. I do have a few extras I can throw in though like a mini jack patchbay with tons of cables connected to it and an Oberheim pitch and modwheel module that supposedly works with this 8 voice. It's the levers like later Oberheims. I have no idea if that works though. But if you buy this you can have it plus a few other things depending on what it ends up going for.
If you have any questions please ask but understand the condition in which it is being sold. No hassle, as is, possibly working but no guarantee of that. You can tell from the pictures that the cosmetic condition of the units is great. The electronics are in great shape as well. The price I am asking is really just the value of the individual vintage modules. If it doesn't sell I might sell of just individual modules (and keep a few for myself!). But first I wanted to offer the whole thing before I do that since it's rare to get an entire 8 voice with programmer, beautiful sounding output modules and the keyboard module PLUS midi in a rack. So this is your chance to get it!
Note that this is for local pick up or shipping within the United States. International bids will be canceled unless you contact me and I have strong references for you. Remember you are buying this as is with no returns. For the right person this is a dream synth!