Marion Systems MSR-2
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.
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- Demos & Media
Audio Clip 1 - A couple of sounds and arpeggios from the MSR-2.
- Polyphony - 8 voices (expandable to 16)
- Oscillators - 2 oscillators per voice
- LFO - matrix modulation built-in (up to 10 routings at the same time with 24 sources/33 destinations)
- Filter - 12/24 dB/oct filter
- Effects - None
- Keyboard - None
- Memory - 500 patches
- Control - MIDI
- Date Produced - 1994
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