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DSI MoPho

Post by spookyman » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:42 pm

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More infos here :

http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=7235

...about the monophonic version of the Prophet 08 :D
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by nathanscribe » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:15 pm

It's tiny. Personally, I'd have liked to have seen a more traditional keyboard version, but I'm under no illusions that that would be particularly likely. I bet it sells like hot cakes though.

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by pricklyrobot » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:10 pm

Jeezum crow, DSI really need to hire a graphic designer!

I'm sure it'll sound cool, but it looks like the product of somebody who just discovered you can get wacky fonts for free on the internet. It looks like an effects unit aimed at metal guitarists. Plus the name would play a lot funnier if the design were more subtle and classy.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by TrondC » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:13 pm

I want to push that button! shame about the look tho, doesn't quite fit in with the other DSI gear..

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by spookyman » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:18 pm

The first time that the prototype looks allmost better than the official version ? ! ?

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No. I find it cool. Perhaps not as classic as the Prophet 08.

It remembers me a little bit the EMU XL7 (but only opticaly...)

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by pricklyrobot » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:37 pm

Can't complain too much about a real analog mono for under $500 though. It looks like it'd be reasonably simple to take off the front panel and give it a new paint job, not too much lettering to be replaced.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by JSRockit » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:39 pm

I'm very interested in this... I can't seem to find the specs though...since the link above doesn't work for me (I guess it was leaked early?). How's the prophet 08 series for bass?

I don't have much room left on my desk, this will work perfect.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by esqoner » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:40 pm

i like how it looks.

even better in bright green !!



oh, and i need a flipup switch over the "push it" button jet fighter stylie. haha
the little green buttons make the little

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by pricklyrobot » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:44 pm

Yeah, that link just stopped working a few minutes ago. Not sure what that's about.

I don't mind the yellow so much, I like bright colors, green would be cool too. But the font they used for MoPho just has a hideous cartoon metal quality to it, and combined with the concentric circles it just looks very high-skool hesher.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by Z » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:49 pm

I gotta get one just because of the name!

I don't mind the color or the graphics. I hope it's not too difficult to program with one a few knobs. Guess it's better than all the mid to late 80's synths with only a few buttons.

It says "available NOW". Where? It's not even on http://www.davesmithinstruments.com

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by pricklyrobot » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:53 pm

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by masstronaut » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:56 pm

Looks fine to me.

I wonder if it has the sequencer or arp?

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by spookyman » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:05 pm

Both !

Arpegiator and a 16 x 4 Step Sequencer. Really not bad for the price !

Official Release Date : 29.th of september...So, i think it was a "mistake" on sonicstate... #-o

but there are enough places to find some infos.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by kuroichi » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:06 pm

What a strange looking synth...
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by 7Hz » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:24 pm

The text:
Dave Smith’s Sexy Mopho
New Prophet speaks with one voice.. 12-Sep-08
Dave Smith’s Sexy Mopho
It's certainly YELLOW

For one of the little guys, I mean little in terms of size of company, for we all know of Dave Smith’s giant stature in the synth business, it amazes me just how often new synths are released from him.

This latest synth, the monphonic Mopho is based on the voice architecture of the Prophet 8 and the parameter access of the Evolver series and turns it yellow, very yellow. The user interface has been paired down to give access to the most commonly accessed parameters, Pitch, Cutoff, Resonance, Attack and Decay/Release, with a further four assignable controls - which can be programmed from the front panel – you can fully program the synth from there, or via the Mac/PC basic editing software. There's also the intriguing looking button labeled 'Push It!"

Dave says of it:
"The challenge was to deliver the renowned sound quality of a single voice of the Prophet '08 in a package that would be affordable for a much broader group of players and recording artists without sacrificing the performance features so important to making an analog synth really sing."

Each of the two oscillators has it's own sub oscillator, OSC 1 at 1 octave down and OSC 2 at two down for plenty of range - Dave says "It has taken on a life of its own, it's an inexpensive, feature-rich mono synth that really excels at basses and big, fat lead sounds".

Pricing
$439 US available NOW.

* Features 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 x 4 step sequencer (one sequence per program)
* Arpeggiator
* Fully programmable (includes 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) •

* DSI Synth.com

2 Comments... original story me Said...

its fake!

12-Sep-08 05:12 AM
Dexter Said...

Is not a fake.

12-Sep-08 06:45 AM
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