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Dave Smith Instruments Mopho - Monophonic Desktop Analog Synthesizer
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An affordable, fully programmable mono synth with a 100% analog signal path.

The Mopho is a compact and powerful monophonic analog synthesizer from Dave Smith Instruments. The voice architecture is identical to a single voice of the Prophet '08, an eight-voice synthesizer with a 100% analog signal path, yet with a couple of unique twists to distinguish it from its award-winning sibling. Dave Smith Instruments have added two sub-octave generators-one per oscillator-for additional girth and crushing basses. It also has an audio input that lets you process external audio and mix Mopho's own audio output back in pre-filter for feedback effects that can range from subtle distortion to extreme skronk. The "Push It!" button is a manual trigger that lets you play a specific note or latch notes and sequences on. The Mopho Monophonic Synthesizer can also step through a sequence to play short melodic lines without a keyboard. Mopho can also be used with a MIDI controller or external sequencer.

Mopho is fully programmable and all the parameters can be tweaked from the front panel. The four Assignable Parameters controls are assignable per program for optimal performance control. A free editor is available for Mac OS and Windows to facilitate programming. If you already have a Prophet '08, most of Mopho's parameters can be controlled from the Prophet's front panel via MIDI.

Mopho is perfect for people who want to learn the ins and outs of real analog synthesis without spending a bundle, DJs looking to add some old-school sonic spice to their setups, and musicians who will appreciate a great-sounding, very portable mono synth.

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho - Monophonic Desktop Analog Synthesizer Features:

  • 100% analog signal path
    Two oscillators
    One classic Curtis low-pass filter (switchable 2- or 4-pole)
    Analog VCAs
    3 envelope generators (ADSR plus delay)
    2 sub-octave generators (one octave down and two octaves down)
    External audio input with feedback
    4 assignable performance controls per program
    Gated 16 x 4 step sequencer (one sequence per program)
    Fully programmable (includes free downloadable software editor for Mac OS and Windows)
    384 programs
    I/O: MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru, Audio In, Left and Right Audio Out, Headphone Out
    Dimensions: 7.5"W x 1.4"H x 5"D
    Weight: 1.5 lb.

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  • Dave Smith Mopho Review

    As reviewed by Martin Barringer on 7/17/2009

    I am digging this little synth BIG TIME! Very simple design and menu structure make it very practical for live performances I would think. I don't perform live except every time I make a pass on the DAW. lol! (everyday) For example they have linked decay/release on a quick nob that allows for two values to be changed at the same time. Plus you can go in and control them individually. I own several synths and this one is by far one of the simplest out-of-the-box good times I have! The sounds .... whew! If you are wanting a true PHAT A$$ analogue sound at a reasonable price, you will not be disappointed! This is not a $6000 modular obviously, but it IS A LOT OF MONO SYNTH and it can still fit into a back pack. lol! (the little "push-it" button is fab! easy to just reach over and hit to trigger a note. a person could do a lot with this live and with no key controller) I just purchased several new upgrades for the studio this year and this is one of the few things I DID NOT even think about returning. Hope it helps! Peace

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  • worth every penny and then some..

    As reviewed by Brad on 3/19/2011

    this little synth sounds massive. it can be a little fiddly to program from the front panel, but not completely out of the question. the sounds made by this box will impress you, and if they don't, you must already have one. the editor software is useful yet clunky.

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