Dave Smith Instruments Mopho - Monophonic Desktop Analog Synthesizer  

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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... Read More

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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.

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)
  • Arpeggiator
  • 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
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Dave Smith InstrumentsMopho - Monophonic Desktop Analog Synthesizer
 
5.0

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5.0

Great Synth Module

By 125dB Paul

from St. Paul, MN

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI

    Comments about Dave Smith Instruments Mopho - Monophonic Desktop Analog Synthesizer:

    This little gem packs a lot of punch. The bass sounds are thick and full and usually require very little EQ to sit well in the mix. Making minor adjustments to the settings will produce a large variety of sounds to create great sounding leads. Works great with a midi keyboard for live performance or utilizing it with a midi track for back up.

    The pre programmed loops sound good, but it may take some work to create your own. Especially if you are new to hardware synths/modules. But it is a great tool to learn, just tweak the knobs and use your ears.

    Overall this little box is an excellent value for your money considering its' flexibility and sound quality. Another win for Dave Smith Instruments.

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    5.0

    worth every penny and then some..

    By Brad

    from el paso

    Comments about Dave Smith Instruments Mopho - Monophonic Desktop Analog Synthesizer:

    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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