NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by griffin avid » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:45 pm

http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/new ... .php#tetra


Introducing Tetra!
August 5, 2009—Dave Smith Instruments today released Tetra, its next-generation analog polyphonic synthesizer. Tetra’s four voices feature a 100% analog signal path and four-part multitimbral operation with individual outputs per voice.

“We’ve been getting the message loud and clear from our customers that ‘smaller is better,’” said company founder Dave Smith. “All our recent products pack a lot of power and functionality into a small package—even the Prophet ’08, which is relatively small for a full-sized keyboard. We’d also gotten a lot of requests for a poly version of Mopho, our analog mono synth, which has been very successful. By following Mopho’s lead and paring the interface down to the essentials, we can keep the price low and provide excellent value. Everybody wins.” Tetra is fully programmable via the front panel or with a free downloadable editor for Mac OS and Windows.

Tetra is basically four Mophos in a very compact (7.9" L x 5" W) enclosure, a sort of mini Prophet with a couple of extra tricks up its sleeve: specifically, a sub-octave generator for each oscillator and feedback. With a street price of approximately $799, that’s like four Mophos for the price of two. And it’s expandable. Tetra can be poly chained with additional Tetras or a Prophet ’08 for up to sixteen-voice polyphony.

Other features include Combo Mode, used to combine four programs into unison or poly “super patches.” Combos can also play four 16 x 4 step sequences—one per voice/program—
simultaneously. In Multi Mode, each of Tetra’s voices responds to a different MIDI channel, making it ideal for complex arrangements and sequencing analog drum sounds. Tetra is the first DSI product to feature USB. “USB is one of the most requested features across our entire product line,” said DSI’s Tracy Wadley, “so it’s great to be able to offer it.”

Tetra’s classic analog sound and unprecedented combination of performance, flexibility, and price make it an outstanding value.

Tetra is available now with an MSRP of $879.00 and an MAP of $799.00.
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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by steveman » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:13 am

Nice little box by the looks of it, well thought out how it integrates with other DSI stuff too. Good that you can access most parameters directly if you've a Prophet. At that price I expect it'll do well (4 Mopho's for $800? :) ).
I may look into one myself as the Prophet is too rich for me.

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by megamanx » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:14 am

will need to sell my mopho now.... :?

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by cartesia » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:19 am

h**l YEAH!!!

now I just need to find $800 :(

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by 5c&3r » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:43 am

So, I'm a bit confused.
Has it got 4, or a total of 16 sequencers?

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by griffin avid » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:55 am

One, 16- Step sequencer for each voice.
Four Voices total.
Means it can act as a drum machine if needed or a wickedly Arpy sonic box.
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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by 5c&3r » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:57 am

griffin avid wrote:One, 16- Step sequencer for each voice.
Four Voices total.
Means it can act as a drum machine if needed or a wickedly Arpy sonic box.
But the text says "Combos can also play four 16 x 4 step sequences—one per voice/program—" and I read that as 16x4 sequencers per part.

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by cartesia » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:28 am

from what I understand its the same as 4 mophos in a box + extras..

so, that would be 16x4 for each synth part.

does anyone know if it has 4 separate outputs? that would be nice.

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Post by DocT » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:41 am

cartesia wrote:does anyone know if it has 4 separate outputs? that would be nice.
Yes, it has.

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by kuroichi » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:12 am

I'm gonna have to get one of these, its exactly the synth I was imagining...
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Post by tyrannosaurus mark » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:03 pm

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by pricklyrobot » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:27 pm

So it's lost the Audio In function of the Mopho? Seems like an odd choice.
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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by Villi » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:43 pm

They got the look right this time. =P~

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by cartesia » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:05 pm

pricklyrobot wrote:So it's lost the Audio In function of the Mopho? Seems like an odd choice.
maybe to you!

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Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Post by pflosi » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:34 pm

i want this right now. the price is unbeatable

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