The OSCar is a vintage hybrid digital/analogue synth from British manufacturer Oxford Synthesiser Company. Designed by Chris Hugget after the ending of EDP, this masterpiece of audio engineering features digitally controlled dual oscillators with analog filters and plenty of knobs packed into a yellow plastic case with distinctive rubber elements. Remarkeble OSCar users are Hardfloor, Orbital, Deadmou5, Jean-Michel Jarre, Ultravox, Keith Emerson, Sneaker Pimps, and Underworld.
The Oscar simply sounds like no other synthesizers. Thanks to the characteristic filter with overdrive and separation controls, two wide-range DCOs and a set of 5 additive waveforms but can also carry out harmonic synthesis, this stunning rubber-based synth can generate a sound palette far wider than any other monosynth. The Oscar easily delivers mellow organs, dark drones, brutal distorted basses, sharp pseudo-digital FX and screaming leads. OSCar is certainly not a synth for sweet melodies.