Xpander is not the flagship, Xpander is the "module" version of the Matrix 12, in other words, without a keyboard.
The Matrix 6 or 6R is fairly similar to the Matrix 12, but with fewer oscillators (6 instead of 12). The Matrix 1000 has the same guts as the Matrix 6/6R but without any kind of front-panel programming interface -- it's mostly designed to be used with one of the 1,000 presets (hence the name) but if you go to the trouble of editing it via a computer interface, you can edit the Matrix 1000 patches just as well as you can edit the Matrix 6/6R patches.
Alright, so there is still the Matrix series that should be of most interest for me and my needs ?
So despite the difference in number of oscillators, they are the same soundwise ?
I am pretty sure 6 would be enough to begin with...otherwise there is ways around it...
I must say, I was kind of surprised when I saw you could program this synths through software, I really prefer to program it that way, always hate to read manuals etc, much easier to program on the computer.
I have actually found one guy in Sweden, who have a 6R for sale...how much do you think it is worth ?
And is there anything important I should be sure to ask ?
Like if he use all the original chips, or if he have changed to new unofficial chips..