Altitude wrote:Couple things to know (I owned one for a while):
B) A large number of these have transformers that have aged and leak magnetic flux resulting in a brutal hum from the chassis. No fix that I have heard of works short of replacing the transformer which is not anything close to common
Hmm, that's interesting and depressing. My Matrix 6r has recently started rebooting randomly and the noise coming out when it's working is pretty hissy. Could be the same problem?
That said I think it's a great sounding synth. Really bums me out that it's on the rocks. I should probably unload it before it goes south for good.
On topic, I love the sound but programming via a mouse really sucks. I get board of it rather quickly. And Altitude is right, if you send a bunch of parameters to the thing at one time it will lock up for 30 seconds with the screen going nuts changing parameters as quickly as the thing can. It usually catches up but can sometimes require a hard restart (power off/on).
In my mind it's one of those pieces of electronic equipment that's nearly end of life. I wouldn't buy another, even if it came out of the original box. Seems like they used cheap components...