Win an OSCar synthesizer worth over R 96,000
The OSCar synthesizer was designed by the Oxford Synthesiser Company in 1983 and for its time was one of the most advanced programmable monosynths.
What’s the tie in with Novation you may be wondering, since it’s not a Novation product?
He designed both the Wasp and OSCar monosynths and his synths have been used by everybody from Orbital, Ultravox, Tom Yorke, Trent Reznor, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, Jean Michel Jarre, Keith Emerson and many, many more.
But more importantly Novation want you to know that he is their synth designer and every Novation synth conceived has been at the hands of Chris Hugget.
Legendary synths such as the BassStation, Supernova, K-Station, Ultranova, Mininova, A-Station etc were all at the hands of this genius designer.
So to celebrate this fact and to reward existing Novation synthesizer owners, Novation is offering a vintage OSCar monosynth valued at more than ₤ 5,000 – that’s upwards of R 96,000!!!
As reported by Synthtopia, Novation say that the OSCar “sounds absolutely amazing and is being given a full loving restoration in-house by hand to original spec. It’s valued at over £5000. We will be taking it with us to Sonar for people to play with before we give it away: we’re running a hands-on interactive synth exhibit of all the original synths (and some other slices of our history). Folks should come check it out.”
Go check out the Novation synthesizer timeline page – it makes for an interesting anthology of their synths including some the famous bands and artists who have used their instruments. For example did you know that Thom Yorke and Massive Attack used the BassStation? Or that Jean Michelle-Jarre was partial to the SuperNova?
It also has all the details on how you – as a Novation synth owner – can enter to win the OSCar monosynth worth over R 96k!