The Oberheim Four Voice was the first polyphonic synth, meaning "you can actually play chords," Hansen said. "In the synth world it's all about this and the Minimoog. ["I don't know if any normal people will appreciate this [instrument], but if any synth freak saw this article, they would go insane."](http://www.wired.com/2011/11/tycho-synthesizers/#slideid-539773)more
Bill Payne, BerkeFey Community Theater. 6/14/78, Oberheim 4 Voice is the synthesizer on top and to the left of Bill Payne. Also shown on Little Feat - Rainbow Theatre London 1977 youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXsFZjfNCDY&t=28m24s In the video, the oberheim 4 voice can be seen at 28 minutes and 24 seconds.more
from Contemporary Keyboard Magazine, July 1977: "When did you start getting into the polyphonic synthesizer? Well, as I said, I just got the Oberheim recently. I tried out a bunch of them—the Oberheim, the Polymoog, the new Yamaha unit that will be out soon. All of them are great; but so far I like the Oberheim best, so I'm working with it"more
"Zawinul did not stop at the Wurlitzer and Fender Rhodes electric pianos he used in the 1960s. By the late 1960s he was extending his sonic palette with effects like phase shifters, Echoplexes, wah-wahs and ring modulators, and when synthesizers came on the market he was among the first to buy one (the EMS Putney). The list of synthesizers he has used since then — among them the ARP 2600, Rhodes Chroma, Oberheim Four-voice and Eight-voice, ARP Quadra, Sequential Prophet 5 and Prophet T8, Korg Trident, Oberheim Xpander, Korg VC10 vocoder, Emu Emulator, Casio CZ101, Korg DW8000, DSS1, DSM1 and M1 — reads like a synth museum's treasure list."more
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