manual is now online here
Typical for MFB it has some hidden features:
--- accent mode
using MIDI velocity to get some 303-ish noises
--- the sub-osc mix
setting gives you not only the 1/2 and 1/4 subs together but also a 5/8 (a fifth below??)
--- four preset sequences
, the really interesting one is #4 which disables the VCA EG for drones and filtering external audio
--- the audio in
mixes with the VCO, set the sub to off
and osc mix 100% sub to disable the VCO in the audio path but still use it for filter FM
--- the contour
knob allows bidirectional
filter modulation (a first for an MFB synth)
--- via MIDI
pitch bend is +/-2 semitones and mod wheel maps to filter cutoff
can be modulated three ways: follow the EG, gate or by external CV
--- LFO in
allows modulating the base rate (10 seconds to 100Hz) well into the audio region; patch a pitch CV here and LFO out to audio in to get a second VCO (use rate knob to tune)
This should be a nice expansion to my Kraftzwerg
(which has no multimode filter) plus
it's an extra analog mono by itself.
At current Euro/dollar rates it'll certainly be less than $300, maybe under $250. Should be quite popular at that price!!!
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.