MFB news: New analog CV sequencer and Kraftzwerg expander

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MFB news: New analog CV sequencer and Kraftzwerg expander

Post by otto » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:15 pm

From gearslutz:


"new gear are planned

urzwerg: cv/gate analog sequencer, 4 lines a 8 steps, many functions like fm synthesis, envelopes, quantisized outputs, korg ms series compatibility and many more ..
kraftzwerg will get a sister: a modular expander with multimode filter, delay, special envelopes, ringmodulator, slew limiter, oscillator/modulator and more.

wishlist for the future

- a bass- and powerful sounding equivalent to the synth lite with modular structure. it based on one oscillator (with noise and sub), two filters, lfo and two envelopes.
- for people, who prefer another outfit, we want to offer nice wooden panels for some models.
- a midi/cv/gate keyboard (3 or even 4 octaves) should host modules and more.
- the old string and multi synthesizer with full polyphonic principle and ensemble circuit are famous for their charismatic sound, meanwhile they are pricey sold at ebay.
MFB are thinking about a own charismatic instrument combining vintage sound and modular concept.
- last but not least we imagine a compact vocoder (fixed filterbank) ;)

you 're welcome to discuss here

details are announced as soon as possible!

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Re: MFB news: New analog CV sequencer and Kraftzwerg expander

Post by Syn303 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:54 pm

I've had it with MFB gear... I bought a Kraftzwerg in the summer and it never worked, the thing was totally borked! Think i will hold out for doepfer's Dark Time sequencer and Dark Matter expansion module, of course i have to buy a Dark Energy first :lol:

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Re: MFB news: New analog CV sequencer and Kraftzwerg expander

Post by StepLogik » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:16 pm

I had a lot of trouble with my Synth II and finally returned it. MFB gear seems to be hit or miss but they certainly make interesting stuff.

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Re: MFB news: New analog CV sequencer and Kraftzwerg expander

Post by otto » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:02 am

That sucks to hear. I recently bought a Synth 2 and haven't had any problems and really like it so far. Maybe the sky will fall...
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Re: MFB news: New analog CV sequencer and Kraftzwerg expander

Post by Computer Controlled » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:08 am

I have 3 of their Eurorack modules. I've had no problems with them. I had the MFB-503 drum machine. The encoders were c**p. The sound was amazing.
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Re: MFB news: New analog CV sequencer and Kraftzwerg expander

Post by Wiglaf » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:11 am

My new Step64 works fine. Although it's a lot simpler than the synths and drum machines they make, so I guess it just depends on the product.
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