The SCI Prophet VS uses 4 digital oscillators per voice (127 waveforms) and 4 pole LP analog filters. Big possibilities, instead of lack of a great interface. “Vector synthesis” at its best !
Kind of a Six-Trak on steroids, the Sequential Circuits MulTrack is a pure mid-eighties no-knob synth, but with great sequencer, filter, modulations and multitimbral capabilities it may be worth trying for accessing the famous SCI sound.
6 voices polyphonic synthesizer, the Oberheim Matrix 6 is the mid eighties descendant of the legendary Oberheim synthesizers serie like the OBXa, Xpander, or more closer the Matrix from which it takes most of its characteristics, from a fraction of the price. It features 2 DCOs per voice, 1 Low-Pass VCF, 3 envelopes, 2 LFOs, a 100 patches memory and MIDI implementation. You will have to program it with a controller if you want to get access to this vintage pearl without going crazy due to the lack of knobs!
The Roland Juno-106 is a 6 voices polyphonic vintage analog synthesizer made in 1984. 1 DCO (saw/square/pulse) + Noise + Sub osc per voice, HPF and LPF 24dB/oct, one LFO and one ADSR envelope to modulate DCO and VCF, analog chorus: not really a synthesis master but a lot of personnality, and this Juno model features patch memory (instead of Juno-6) and full MIDI implementation (instead of Juno-60).
Not really a Roland Jupiter 8 in a box, since there’s two rev. (4 & 5) with different filters (IR3109 / IR3R05) and no arpeggiator. But the MKS-80 is a great little analog 8 voices polyphonic machine with 2 VCOs per voice, memories, LP/HP filters with modulation. And the MPG-80 programmer makes it a serious realtime intuitive machine.
Here is a little demo using the programmer:
The 8 voices polyphonic monster by Oberheim. The OB-8 have 2 vco per voice with saw, pulse, triangle, the famous switchable 2 pole or 4 pole classic Oberheim VCF with ADSR, LFOs, arpeggiator/sequencer, 120 patch programs memory, split/double programs, and this one is retrofitted with MIDI. Produced between 1983 and 1985.
See it in action here:
The great little monosynth/string machine from Korg