Have an old Oberheim Matrix-6 or Matrix-6R, but don't have an owners manuel and want to load in some new sounds? No problem! Here is how the cassette interface works. This is also how you load in our Matrix WAV file data.
OBERHEIM MATRIX-6 - MATRIX-6R Data Tape Instructions.
1- Connect your synthesizers rear panel TO TAPE jack to the microphone (mic) input jack on the tape recorder. You will need an adapter to connect from the Matrix 1/4' input/output jacks.
2- Prepare the tape recorder for recording. Begin recording and let the tape advance until it is past the leader tape (at the beginning of the cassette). Adjust the tape recorders recording level as you would normally. Try to record at around zero db. Then press the pause key.
3- Go to parameter #20 on the Matrix (the STORE ALL function)
4- Press the "VALUE Button" on the Matrix. The display will read "ready".
5- After setting recording level, release the pause key so that the recorder begins recording.
6- Press the "YES" key on the Matrix Keypad. The display will show the message "saving data" for the entire time that the data is being transfered. During this time the VALUE LED will flash on and off to indicate that the strore all function is in progress.
7- When the STORE ALL function is finished, the display will return to the 20 SAVE CASSETTE message.
1- Connect your synthesizers rear panel FROM TAPE jack tothe output jack (earphone, line out, etc) of your recorder.
2- Turn OFF the MEMORY PROTECT in the rear of your Matrix.
3- Go to parameter #22 on the Matrix (the LOAD ALL function).The display will read "LOAD CASS".
4- Play the tape to the point where the data's leader tone just begins and then press pause.
5- Press the value button on the Matrix. The display will read "READY?"
6- Press the pause button and begin playback on the tape.
7- Press the "YES" button on the Matrix. The display will show the message "LOADING DATA" while the transfer is taking place. If the data transfer is successful, the display will return to the "22 LOAD CASSETTE" message. If there is a problem you will get a "ERROR" message.
If you get an error message, adjust the output level on your cassette player and try again. Try and get the output level at about "0 DB".
BTW: You can also load in the Matrix data via a WAV file using your computers audio interface. Our sounds come on data cassette as well as WAV format. Of course they are also available as system exclusive or standard midi files which can be loaded through the Matrix midi port.