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Dave Smith Instruments Mopho

Dave Smith Instruments releases MOPHO synth, a funny yellow little thing. Come in & see & hear what the fuss is about.

“Mopho is a compact monophonic analog synthesizer. The voice architecture is identical to a single voice of the Prophet '08, but with a couple of unique twists to distinguish it from its sibling. We 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. It can also step through a sequence to play short melodic lines without a keyboard. Of course, Mopho can also be used with a MIDI controller or external sequencer”, says the manufacturer.

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 optimum performance control. A free editor is available for Mac OS and Windows to facilitate programming. (And, if you already have a Prophet '08, most of Mopho’s parameters can be controlled from the Prophet’s front panel via MIDI!)

* Affordable, fully programmable mono synth with a 100% analog signal path.
* Classic, real analog sound—including legendary Curtis analog low-pass filter.
* Process external audio through the filter and envelopes.
* Just 7.5" × 5" (19.05 cm x 12.7 cm).
* Free editor for Mac OS and Windows.


* 100% analog signal path
* Two oscillators
* One classic Curtis low-pass filter (switchable 2– or 4-pole)
* Analog VCAs
* Three envelope generators (ADSR plus delay)
* Two sub-octave generators (one octave down and two octaves down)
* External audio input with feedback
* Four assignable performance controls per program
* Gated 16 × 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
* 7.5” L x 5” W x 1.4” H (19.05 cm x 12.7 cm x 3.56 cm)
* 1.5 lb. (0.7 kg)

Suggested retail price is US$439.00.

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