MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by meatballfulton » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:41 pm

As long as it's output to input most modulars don't care about the voltages except in some very rare cases.

I know some people get bent about whether it's safe to drive 10V or 15V signals into inputs that only need 5V but I have yet to create magic smoke with any modular gear I've used.

More of an issue is running low voltages into inputs that need higher ones, like gate and trigger inputs.
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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by masstronaut » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:13 pm

Microzwerg looks great!

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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by Shleed » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:17 am

MFB stuff tends to be 12V, so it should work well with most modular gear.

From past experience though, higher voltages just seem to clip rather than blow up any gear - the only real damage would be if the higher voltage was used to power it, not modulate. Perhaps there's tolerances though designed to keep things from blowing up.

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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by skweeegor » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:25 am

All outputs to inputs should be fine since that's the intended use. I've mistakenly plugged output to output or input to input many times as well, and nothing bad has happened.

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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by atticus » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:11 pm

Cheers for the info boys, I appreciate it.
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Post by atticus » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:46 am

Dogboy73 wrote:Microzwerg in action :D

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... zwerg&aq=f
Wow. Definitely has a different sound to the existing MFB VCOs, though I love my Synth II. Really nice bass sounds on the Microzwerg.
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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by Solderman » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:09 pm

The Microzwerg isn't listed at Analogue Haven. Does anyone know if it is on sale in North America yet? The envelopes may not be as snappy as the FR XS, but I'm liking just about everything else about it, especially bass.
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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:00 am

Solderman wrote:The Microzwerg isn't listed at Analogue Haven. Does anyone know if it is on sale in North America yet?
If AH doesn't have it yet, noone does.
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Post by space6oy » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:33 am

drop them a line. i bought my OSC-O2 & MIXER-OSC direct.

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Post by Solderman » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:38 am

If VAT and shipping still produce savings compared to Analogue Haven, I'll certainly do that.
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Post by space6oy » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:41 am

they sold me my modules at the US retail price w/o any additions, not even shipping.

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Post by andyjingram » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:48 pm

Dogboy73 wrote:
synthlab wrote:i think it almost crossed analogue with 8bit sid sounds
Funny you should say that because the 6581 SID chip is actually a digital/analogue hybrid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6581

"The SID is a mixed-signal integrated circuit, featuring both digital and analog circuitry. All control ports are digital, while the output ports are analog."

So does this mean that the Nanozwerg does not have a 'fully' analogue signal path?

*EDIT* And I see what you mean about the 8 bit element in the sound. I'm really looking for a 'main' monosynth, but I would consider this just for that factor!

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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by Kidney05 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:23 am

so are these things supposed to be any good?

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Re: MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:33 pm

I've owned a couple of MFB synths over the years.

They sound good, are built very cheaply and use odd methods to access some of the "special features".

The manuals are translated from German to English and very sparse so sometimes there's more to know than what is written down.

They are an excellent choice if you are on a very tight budget. It's impossible to get the number of features MFB crams in for the price anywhere else.
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