M.F.B. Synth Lite 2
M.F.B. Synth Lite 2

Synth Lite 2, Hybrid synthesizer from M.F.B..

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 3 reviews )
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vetjc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Everything is cheap ... except its"

M.F.B. Synth Lite 2
What type of keyboard (synth, piano ...)?
There is none. It is a pure expander table.
What controllers (pitch, modulation, sustain ...)?
Just look at the manual and posts below ...
What connection (Audio, MIDI, pedals ...)?
Audio In / Out (mono of course) MIDI IN / OUT
How many sounds effects? What styles? Are they editable?
Analog hard enough and cold enough
Utility via a Mac / PC?
What polyphony? ...
Monophonic ...


The general configuration is it simple?
Yes to a few functions with a screen where Shift is not indicative ...
Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
He must know the analog subtractive synthesis but simple 2 Osc 1 Filter 1 LFO / no effect.
The manual is clear and sufficient?
It can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. It is in English or German. It is enough if a little terse.


Sounds they agree your style of music?
Yes, for sure. Sequencer with 16 steps, it is perfect for occasions such Gorgio MORODER but colder and more brutal. The filter autooscille quickly.
Are they realistic?
Next question ...
The effects are they effective and responsive?
Next question ... Re-
The expression is good?
Very good. The tunning CSOs can sometimes be a little rough because of the small size of the buttons are a bit cheap (and their poor quality).
What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
I love his side raleur ... filter whines very quickly in the high and low soon be unpleasant. It is for use with low resonance.


How long have you been using?
I tried for 6 months and I am the owner since a week ... What feature do you like most?
Size, price. The retur on investment is incredible
the least?
No Noise waveform on CSOs to make percussion ...
Did you try many other models before buying it?
Doepfer Dark Enregy / LP Moog / Monotribe (MIDI) Korg / DS Mopho
How do you rate the quality / price?
Unbeatable especially a signature sound rather unusual that I love.
With experience, you do again this choice?
I'll try Nanoswerg that the noise but I'll keep it for a while ...

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

M.F.B. Synth Lite 2
Well, it is now 6 months qye and I think I have enough back to leave a review:

2 osc
1 sub
2 envelopes (ADSR with R = D or R = 0, which can be frustrating)
lfo asssignable choice of the cutoff, pitch or if the PWM osc 2 is type pwm
audio input
There's even a ring modulation
classic but still effective: one can not ask for much more (-1 for no independent release)


Ouch, but why they have not made their biggest box at MFB! it is fine to use the same box for several machines, but some buttons have more summers well come ... it requires the use of combinations and arrived Myself and my sounds of crushing several times (choose a sound is the same combination that record, with the difference that the button was pressed before it ... not great!)

Otherwise all the basic functions are accessible directly.
The Knobt are small and not accurate (notably the pitch, which is more easily attachable ...)


The sounds are very characteristic, very cold (the oscilloscope are trèèèèèèèèès froiiiiiids ....)
BUT IT'S NOT NECESSARILY A FAULT! it gives it a very special color.
on the other hand missing damn potato: Envelopes are slow and the filter does not drop very low (I mean the right, of course ...).

The square, well, they are not real square ... I checked the tilt after a doubt, I realized that instead of oscillating between two levels, the wave drops by half at the end of each half period which demonstrates the lack of serious and we made a sound between the square and sawtooth ... (Found well to the ear) and found the same waveform for all the notes .... even for the sub-oscillator, strange ... this would be deliberate (because they are principal) in any case it is quite debilitating for the sub ...
this defect is not ratrapable by equalization, because it is found for all the notes.

the filter is still good enough. He returned to self-oscillation without being too aggressive. Associated with the lfo can make good "blips" that they are very good ... by the cons raisonnace loses its consistency in the descending into the grave


Frankly, I do not understand those who say it is good for bass synt ... I find it pretty bad at this level because the moles are too Enwrapping and tilt too much power (and then the sequencer is very lousy ...).
on the other hand I find it too bad for arpeggios like techno, metal (using the filter as possible, because this is his main quality) (controlled by an external sequencer of course).
I was very surprised as a lead sound stifling hot enough pain and (relatively) light with a slow LFO on the pitch filter and a closed 3 / 4.

+ Filter
+ Tilt typed
- Tilt typed (Agresion and rather thin)
- No envelopes and slow decay-independent release (suaf if we release something a zero ...)
- It blows
- Multiple combinations of certain parameters ...
- Transformer pollutes a lot (interference), plug in a lot of games in the synth and it makes noise.

You will perhaps find it hard I saw the price ... but it's still sold as a synth and should be treated as such. Moreover, even if it is given, prospective users are entitled to know the frustrations which they will have to do (even if justified given the price) ...

I do not know if I regret my purchase ... I wonder if this is still not better to put more money in a better machine.
But the price / quality ratio is very correct.

Update from 01/11/08:
The input filter does not work I opened to see, and then, surprise ... jack just was not welded! not bad finish .... This now well I did a little welding, it works, but the volume of the input is very low (whatever the source) and the synth not bad breath at the base, the signal to noise ratio makes the entry very difficult to use ...
The other day he made ​​me something bizarre ... It turns on and off every 5 seconds .... strange too.
Very disappointed by the quality and reliability.
Other details ... by opening m'appercevoir I have only 2 resistors were added by hand welded 2 tracks: Having worked in electronics, we realize the quality of product development among the corrections have been made ​​post-development (2 for series large enough, it's very bad!).

The longer it goes the more I want to have believed that I could QQC to correct that price ... For the price you can not blame them ... So he takes the dust

Updated 19/11/09
The MIDI converter is becoming worse ... the bugs were already well represented in the beginning, but now it bugs more ... (Which seems to be a common problem ... MFB)
I do not do it again this purchase ... (But at the time the offer of very cheap new analog was really limited ...)
Let me tell you that I never would turn to a Krafzwerg, or a groovebox mfb ...

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

M.F.B. Synth Lite 2
It is a pure mini expander analog format table for the very practical to live a price INTERESTED trs.

Cot technique:
- Monophonic
- 2 + 1 Sub Ocilla (Carr)
- Low Pass 24 dB / Oct
- 1 LFO (routable on an oscillator or the low-pass)
- Ring modulator - 2 ADSR - 32 Squenceur not
- Function Glide: 1 / 4, 1 / 2 + 1 / 1
- Memory bank 6 of 6 presets ditable

Fully controllable via MIDI (pitch bend, VLOC), trs good rponse

Level connections: Audio in / out, midi in / out (configurable according to the thru config), external power

The edition is trs simply as a good analog of a pot '= 1 functions

9 because I put some pot 'is a little hard ... but a good smells good craftsmanship. Casing the plastic, it can be a bit cheap, in the end seems solid enough. It is compact and perfectly portable trs (if we forget the power supply unit).


Configuration gnrale: shift + touch / pot ', but you get used to quickly ... therefore remains a trs simple.

The edition of his: a pot '+ 1 functions ... So super simple and more all functions are available directly at hand.

The manual ... German ... useful for gnrale config, do not expect a course synthse ;-)


The sounds are varied trs it remains on the two CSOs, therefore there are limits, but it sounds great. The LP filter is effective and trs lfo well made to give some life to the sound.

Rsaliste ... an analog 2 CSO ... not rev ... but it was not that one seeks in this type of device.

LP filter is the only effective trs.

Trs good expressions

The sound I prfre ... all a bit, but I am the lead and bassline


I use it now depui a month. I squence or via Logic and since then a Machinedrum SPS-1 (Elektron), for whom the Synth Lite is a good complment trs.

What I like:
- Compact
- Sound
- The price

It does not really have a competitor in this price range with the same footprint. Quality price ratio 10/10 ...

If I buy a new one? I think its great ERRF property purchased, the Synth II (minimoog style, three CSOs) by the end of the year.