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MFB-SYNTH II, Analog Synth from M.F.B..

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  • Manufacturer: M.F.B.
  • Model: MFB-SYNTH II
  • Category: Analog Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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M.F.B. MFB-SYNTH II user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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Ultrashricco's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Monophonic analog synth monotimbral

3 VCO (triangle, sawtooth, square with PWM) + noise generator
Osc sync, ring mod
An LPF 24 dB / Oct Moog with the ADSR envelope
2 LFO (tri, saw, square, random) to modulate the VCO, the VCF and / or the VCA. LED flash frquence the modulation. VCO3 The LFO can be used as well. By modulating the other VCO, has given the FM (also possible with the filter).
step squenceur not like TB303 32 (50 squence mmorisables and not just 25) it is deadly! The squence be transposed to any note!
50 factory presets (ditables) + 49 user tones! of the ball!

Connectivity: minimalist
12V AC 200 mA in
in for audio pass through the filter
CV in to connect with old analos
midi in (reconnat plus pitch bend and mod wheel)
midi out (too bad it does not send squence)
audio out

Ultra compact and ultra lightweight. Casing plastic strapping. Unlike what some, I do not make it so cheap that a. Good even when a tiny bit. The manufacturer is not designer, but in electronic ingnieur then it lays things functional but not forcment estthiques. What matters is what's inside.

Sounds compltement ditables: yeah it's hard-synthse!
Should there connatre a minimum order synthse subtractive out what you want, but it is not death and it is Tripp (j'tais not an expert but just a fiddling and trs we understand quickly).

I have not toured yet.
But the price is given!

Useful links
http://www.mfb-berlin.de manufacturer's website
https://www.unease.se test by a group that uses Sudois
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mfb_synth2 user group on yahoo


Gnrale Config ... simple!

Everything is in faade, not confusing menus (yeah, there is a 2 digit display ...)

Precisely, the display could have the value of the displayer being paramtre edition ... instead of a you have to press two buttons to see the value ... mmmouais blah, you get used to but ... good. Especially when you load a preset, and the pots are not on good value ... we must find her ear.

Editing sounds too easy via all pots ... Plus they have a very nice touch rubber!

Functions accessible via a button or via shift + a key, etc ... No empty empty at beginners but just comes and APRS sense.

Instructions supplied in German (ARRRRGH) but available on the manufacturer's website in English. But it is not updated on the site so go take a walk on the yahoo group (see above) for a remade version by myself with help from other users.

The manual is super short (two pages front and back) and comes to the point. For the basics of subtractive synthse, look elsewhere. Useful when even to edit the custom settings bbte.

Fully contrlable by noon! Happiness! All parameters are ditables so squenables! Ms Exchange Program to change the preset, etc ...

In midi out, each knob or button sends a CC, so can serve as a Controller noon to drive something else.

Equip yourself a matre Midi keyboard for CONTRL ... Indeed, the mini keyboard based hard plastic buttons only suitable to enter notes in the squenceur ... through noon, hello VLOC and comfort! (CONTRL can VLOC the VCA and / or VCF).


The sounds they agree your style of music? Great diversity can be yes.
Are ralistes? ralistes not, well no, but it's not the point ...
The effects are they effective and responsive? yen is not.
The expression is good? (Raction VLOC the aftertouch)? yes no problem.

Sounds good fats as well I wanted to fat bass lines that kill.


I use it recently, I think will evolve, but I'm dj trs satisfied with my purchase.

I like the possibilities of sound edition, has limited me a lot about my Electribe MX.

Report qualitprix trs good!

I would do it again without hsitation choices ... or else I would try the Paia Fatman home.

After a few time of use, I confirm! A lot of fun with this synth!

mako's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

As said below ... Pure Analog Monophonic!
3 VCO (sorting, sawtooth, square with pulse) + Noise and Audio In 2 ADSR (1 for the VCA, one for the filter). VCF with good reso twisted! 2 LFO.
Well think of more possibilities, eg the VCO module 3 the other VCO, LFO, or the 'one shot' trigus by the notes, or the sync between VCO1 and VCO2, or the Ring- between mod VCO1 / 2 and 2 / 3. In short all this gives a lot of possibilities.
There are a few options in the menu patch but otherwise everything is live on the machine.
Shift serve some functions (registration patch or squence, etc. ...).
The Squenceur is a classic 32 steps, programmable in steps (with pauses) is transposed to Live (Shift + rating).
Ct MIDI ago it all: Prog Change, Mod Wheel, Pitch, CC, Midi Clock, in IN and OUT. You can also send squence.
There are 50 patches and 49 factory patches and a patch User 'Manual' which transcribes the current state of the synth.
Connectors: MIDI IN / OUT, Audio In (mono), Audio Out (mono), in CV (CV + Gate on Jack Stro).

... After a few days of use a small note:
the glideslope and the KEY (VCF) does not work with squenceur, these functions are the rsrves commade live via the mini KB or keyboard matre ext.


A hybrid between the conventional operation vintage (programming sounds and squence) and modern (MIDI Backing sounds, etc ...)
The manual is very simple, but you have to have a little experience in the synthse (whatever! My three year old son enjoys squence and filter ...).


The it's all good ...
The grain is really cool and the possibilities of his gave him a wide range trs.
Lower fat, in Howling Leads or soft, sound freak.
You need a master keyboard for the bnficier Veloci (very cool by the way).
In short there is plenty to do!


I recently and I have not explored everything.
I bought it to live (sick of lugging my big vintage fragile)!
I have several digital and analog synths and frankly it really his place among the big ...
The case is a bit 'cheap' but aa strong and the air is especially trslger (no more big Flyght 25kg)
A brief report QualitPrix scarce.
I do not regret my purchase.
lary pec06/18/2007

lary pec's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

See below.


The configuration of this device is very simple and well thought. It is even possible that it is IDAL to those who rub the synthse ® religion for the first time. As explained below, the edition of the sounds is only the buttons on the front (except for some less common manipulations, eg, of lfo routing ...) and it is very s apprciable.


The sound quality is truly thunderous, especially when looking at the microscopic size of the machine. Walking bass lines trs round or fat (pretty distortion of the signal routing with "audio in" in feedback) leads trs of sweet screaming through the 70's fx trs (blip blip ... the Martians are coming!). This device the quality of these default: sound architecture is simple but it can get to the point when searching for her. Fans of sound design and sound complex, go your way!

I'm not always comfortable with the rev limit of the filter characters. It is the only weakness of the drangent me a bit ... but ... trs little.


I use it for a month. The sound is good trs, easy and enjoyable place in a mix (the only advantage of the analog numrique my opinion). Attention nothing to do with a "minimoog of the poor" as I have read qqfois it sound a little colder with its own characters.

The ratio quality price is "fair".

I will not go that choice, I give myself an Alphorn.

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