Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard
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Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard

Mopho Keyboard, Analog Synth from Dave Smith Instruments.

public price: $879 VAT
Mr Kay 11/11/2014

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard : Mr Kay's user review

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The Mopho Keyboard is the entry level model of the "neo-retro" line derived from DSI Prophet '08, a small synthesizer 32 keys of a difficult set to miss a yellow.

The construction of good quality (metal frame, wooden side), the knobs are more robust than the fragile encoders first P'08 and Evolvers, but compete with those that can be found on the North or the Virus.

UTILIZATION

Argued that without large (DSI Poly Evolver, Prophet '08, Prophet 12), the ergonomics of Mopho Keyboard is much more pleasant than with the module version, the interface offers significantly more controls.

The panel is divided into sections (oscillators, filter, envelopes ...) and links with the screen allows the advanced user to navigate quickly.

The manual, in English only, is clear, even if it requires a minimum of knowledge synthesis.

SOUNDS

The synth is expressive, versatile, allowing roots to sound as aggressive and pretty crazy things, a DSI synth respectable offering many opportunities for modulation.

And as it is a DSI, the grain is quite distinctive and the Curtis filter is more interesting than 24 dB 12 dB,

OVERALL OPINION

I have four years, I was looking a little like first monophonic analog to expand my set with space constraints and budget.

At the time, the choice of this model was evident as there was in front of the Moog Little Phatty more expensive, larger and more limited.

Since the choice is less clear for other models have appeared on this segment (Novation Bass Station II Minibrute Arturia Moog Subphatty, Korg MS-20 Mini), as well as the catalog of DSI has expanded with a polyphonic version the Mopho and the Pro-2, a different caliber ...