|Tom Oberheim founded a new company (which is already dead for years.), he had to compete with the company that used his name. This is a real Oberheim and quite close to a Matrix 6 / Matrix 6R. The MSR2 was a mainframe for 2 synth modules, in fact the only available module was the ASM8 (analog synthesizer module), other planned modules never came onto the market (sampling etc.). the MSR2 had 2 slots , a 7band EQ and a mixer.
As the Marion MSR-2 was designed by Tom Oberheim and so it is known for having the 'Oberheim sound' packaged inside a compact single-space rackmount module with modern digital reliability and MIDI implementation. Despite its rather harmless and simple appearance, the MSR-2 allows for some fairly complex but intuitive programming. The filters, envelopes, LFOs and other parameters are very analog-like in their sound and editing methods. The module is also 16-part multitimbral. And external inputs route a signal through the envelope and filter sections. The MSR-2 is rare but definitely worth checking out.
The ProSynth is the same, but only has 1 ASM8 module, making it an 8 voice synth.
|LFO||3 saw, triangle, random, S&H|
|Engine Detailed||2 oscillators per voice, pulse, triangle, saw, noice. matrix modulation built-in (up to 10 routings at the same time with 24 sources/33 destinations)|
|Filter (VCF)||12/24 dB/oct lowpass, resonance|
|Envelope (VCA)||3 ADSR, 2 Decay|
Produced:||1994 - 1994
||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
||Voltage Controlled Oscillator
||Digital Controlled Oscillator
||Low Frequency Oscillator
||Voltage Controlled Filter
||Voltage Controlled Amplifier
||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.