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Oberheim TEO-5 Compact 5-Voice Poly Synthesizer Standard


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Rediscover the Oberheim legacy with the modern magic of the TEO-5.

The Oberheim TEO-5 ushers you into the new era of analog synthesis. This modern classic was crafted to honor Oberheim's legendary legacy while providing a sleek and powerful instrument for today's sonic explorations. TEO-5 distills the iconic spirit of the OB-X, Four Voice and TVS into an affordable, compact synth. It's the realization of Tom Oberheim's vision for an accessible yet timeless tone palette.

Genuine Analog Sound Engine

Take your music to new heights with TEO-5's analog VCOs and VCFs. Its five inspiring voices sing with the warmth and depth of pure waveshapes, from shimmering triangles to roaring sawtooths and pulsing pulse waves. TEO-5's oscillators are updated for today, harnessing analog through-zero FM to birth exotic textures. Sculpt your sounds with the legendary SEM filter, the heart of Oberheim's signature tone that beats in countless hit songs. From buttery smooth to aggressively resonant, the SEM filter is your portal to vintage magic.

Vintage Character, Modern Control

Dive into TEO-5's spot-on emulations of the OB-8's envelopes, crafting your sounds with surgical precision. Unleash the dual digital effects, letting chorus, delay and reverb splash color across your sonic canvas. For a taste of true Oberheim alchemy, dial in emulations of Tom's legendary Phase Shifter and Ring Modulator, conjuring metallic swirls and resonances from the golden age of synthesis.

A Playground for Creativity

TEO-5 is more than a synth, it's a playground for melodic exploration. Its 64-step polyphonic sequencer sparks rhythmic possibilities, while the multimode arpeggiator keeps your pulses pounding. Or grab TEO-5's premium keyboard, every keystroke awash in analog joy. From soaring leads to thundering bass, TEO-5 elevates your musical performance. In the studio or on stage, TEO-5 is your passport to the Oberheim legacy and your own sonic adventures.

  • 5-Voice VCO/VCF-based polysynth 
  • 2x VCOs and sub oscillator per voice 
  • Simultaneously selectable waveshapes for each oscillator: triangle, saw, variable pulse 
  • Oscillator 1 syncs to Oscillator 2 
  • Dedicated front-panel X-Mod control for through-zero FM 
  • Switchable key tracking per oscillator 
  • White noise generator accessible in pre-filter mixer 
State Variable Filter 
  • Classic SEM filter with selectable Band-Pass mode 
  • State knob continuously morphs from Low-Pass through Notch to High-Pass 
  • Bi-polar filter envelope amount 
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount 
  • Keyboard tracking 
Filter Envelope 
  • Five-stage (DADSR) envelope generator 
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount 
  • Freely assignable modulation destinations 
Amplifier Envelope 
  • Five-stage (DADSR) envelope generator 
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount 
Two Low Frequency Oscillators 
  • Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square and random (sample and hold) 
  • LFO tempo sync 
  • Initial amount setting 
  • Freely assignable modulation destinations 
Vintage Knob 
  • Recreates vintage synth characteristics by adding voice-to voice variations in component behavior 
  • Channel (mono) aftertouch with bipolar amount 
  • Freely assignable modulation destinations 
  • Master clock with tap tempo 
  • BPM control and display 
  • MIDI clock sync 
  • Selectable note value: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note 
  • One, two or three octave range 
  • Up, down, up/down, random and assign modes 
  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps, including ties and rests 
  • One dedicated reverb with damping, pre-delay, decay and tone 
  • One multi-effect with stereo delay, BBD delay, tape delay, chorus, flanger, Oberheim phase shifter and
  • ring modulator emulations, vintage rotating speaker, distortion, high-pass filter and Lo-Fi 
  • Dedicated Overdrive effect 
Performance Controls 
  • Full-sized, semi-weighted, 3.5-octave premium Fatar keyboard with velocity and aftertouch 
  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel with independently adjustable upper and lower pitch wheel range selectable per program  
  • Low-split mode creates two independent performance zones with different octave ranges 
  • Hold switch latches held notes on 
  • Polyphonic portamento (glide) 
  • Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all five voices, and key modes to control voice triggering priority 
  • Manual switch: when on, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear 
Patch Memory 
  • 256 user and 256 factory programs in 32 banks of 16 programs each 
  • Direct program access, including single-button access to the current set of 16 programs 
  • Left and right audio outputs (2 x 1/4" phone jack) 
  • Headphone output (stereo, 1/4" phone jack) 
  • MIDI in, out and thru ports 
  • USB for bidirectional MIDI communication 
  • Volume expression pedal input 
  • Sustain footswitch input 
  • Power 
  • IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply 
  • Operates worldwide on voltages between 10V and 240V at 50Hz–60Hz; 30W maximum power consumption 
Physical Specs 
  • Premium, 3.5-octave, semi-weighted Fatar keyboard 
  • 25" x 12.75" x 4.4" 
  • Weight: 17 lb. 


  • Analog VCOs and VCFs deliver classic Oberheim warmth and tone
  • Spot-on OB-8 envelope emulations and dual digital effects for sonic sculpting
  • 64-step polyphonic sequencer and multimode arpeggiator spark rhythmic creativity
  • Premium Fatar keybed provides responsive, inspiring playability

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