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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by Arddhu » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:35 am

If someone is paying the price, then no.
Old, flogged and tired opinion. Therefore a casiotone is a much smarter choice than a 101.

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by Computer Controlled » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:50 am

The 101 IS over priced. $450 max they should be selling for.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by MrFrodo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:22 am

Computer Controlled wrote:The 101 IS over priced. $450 max they should be selling for.
Thank you, Computer Controlled. After all, $450 is the asking price of an ARP Axxe. In my mind, the 101 is little more than an Axxe in microchip form.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by Arddhu » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:33 am

I think it's little more than an Indian Space Station with an arpeggiator. In my mind anyway.

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by lemurman » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:14 pm

I've got an Evolver but I'm seriously thinking of getting a Mopho but would like to ask the people who've got it:

- Is glide possible using the sequencer (I'm guessing it's the same as the Evolver so 'no')?
- Does it have that small filter bug the Evolver has where a quiet, un-filtered oscilator sound is heard when the filter is very low (especially noticeable on higher notes)?

These are the only things I don't like about the Evolver and would be great if they're 'fixed' on the Mopho. Also, people who own both, is it really worth it, do they sound/do different enough things?

many thanks

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by Computer Controlled » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:37 pm

Glide is not possible on the internal sequencer (bummer)
Don't know about the Filter bug. Never heard it on either machine.

They both have their own sound. The Mopho has a tighter, punchier sound than the Evo. It's def better for analogue percussion than the Evo is. Better bass too. They both have their place.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by nuketifromorbit » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:17 am

Gamma Goblin wrote:Computer Controlled, thanks for the reply. "Ballsy" was the word I was looking for. As far as hands on goes I just added a Korg NanoKontrol to my studio and I'm going to map the h**l out of the Mopho when I get it. The NanoKontrol has 4 scenes to map on with 9 faders, 9 knobs, 18 buttons and 6 transport buttons per scene so I should be able to do some damage with that.

Nadafarms, thanks for the Future Retro XS recommendation. That thing looks pretty bad a*s to me and the price is pretty fair IMHO. I love the fact that they put the audio and midi plugs on the front face. I wish my Radias had that because it has to go on the top of my rack because of the plug locations. Also, do you have to direct order it from Future Retro because I didn't see it for sale anywhere else on the net (sweetwater, zzounds etc.)?
I'm not trying to derail the thread here, but doesn't the Nanocontrol lack midi? I've been considering getting one for my nord micromodular, but I thought it was USB only.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by Computer Controlled » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:03 am

Yes, it does lack MIDI. But, you can route it through your computer at least.
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by lemurman » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:45 pm

Computer Controlled wrote:Glide is not possible on the internal sequencer (bummer)
Ah well, sort of expected that.
Computer Controlled wrote:Don't know about the Filter bug. Never heard it on either machine.
Really? I only really notice it on certain sounds especially if using the Evolver for dark ambient sounds and it's prominent in the mix.
Computer Controlled wrote:They both have their own sound. The Mopho has a tighter, punchier sound than the Evo. It's def better for analogue percussion than the Evo is. Better bass too. They both have their place.
Thanks for the info. It's very tempting especially as the pound seems to be dropping more and more against the dollar so might be worth getting it sooner rather than later. Still not sure it's different enough from the Evolver to be worth it though. hmm

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by MPrint » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:00 am

Got my mopho today. Still getting used to it, but man does it sound good. The bass on this thing will rattle your brain. Definitely happy with my purchase i'll get back to you when I learn more.

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DSI Mopho Review Producer's Edge Magazine

Post by griffin avid » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:24 pm

DSI Mopho Review Producer's Edge Magazine
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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by DocT » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:32 pm

Sunday afternoon mood, cold and wet:

http://www.trippler.net/files/p1/mopho15.mp3 :oops: :?

All sounds from the Modafoka, delays and reverb from Cubase

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by fierywater » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:21 pm

DocT wrote:Sunday afternoon mood, cold and wet:

http://www.trippler.net/files/p1/mopho15.mp3 :oops: :?

All sounds from the Modafoka, delays and reverb from Cubase
That sounded cool. :)

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by Gamma Goblin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:32 am

Quick question... I just got my Mopho and wanted to know why it doesn't have the ability do produce a Sine Wave either in the oscillator or lfo parameters? It seems like such a simple thing for any synth to do, am I missing something or is this by design for some reason?

BTW, this thing can take the paint off the walls and piss off every cat and dog in about a 10 mile radius!!! Very warm, aggressive and blow out your studio monitors BASS that I just couldn't get from my digital stuff. : )

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Re: DSI MoPho

Post by griffin avid » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:09 am

No Sine. It's by deliberate design of the hardware.
They say: The closest you can get to a sine is to filter a triangle wave.
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