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MFB Nanozwerg, Urzwerg, Microzwerg & Megazwerg

Post by space6oy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:54 pm

just caught wind of these:

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& apparently these are on the way:
MFB wrote:MICROZWERG (Lieferbar ab Mitte Juli/available mid of July)
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Post by monolith » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:04 pm

That urzwerg looks like fun.

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Post by meatballfulton » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:02 pm

Looks like the low cost modular market is really heating up!

Nanozwerg is 200 EU ( about $300 US)...the first multimode filter in an MFB synth and half the price of a Dark Energy.

Urzwerg is 300 EU (about $450 US)...the cheapest CV sequencer on the market.
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Post by soundxplorer » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:21 pm

Zwerg translated into English = dwarf

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Post by SWAN » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Nanozwerg looks like it could be a no brainer if you dont already have some MFB...

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Post by Scories » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:18 pm

Subjective question: How does the Urzwerg sound?

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Post by Eddy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:33 pm

Scories wrote:Subjective question: How does the Urzwerg sound?
Urzwerg is a step sequencer with Cv/gate outs

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Post by nvbrkr » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:03 pm

I bet it sounds like s**t cause it's not vintage VCO.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:43 pm

Teehee!

It'll sound like other MFB stuff. These are VCO designed after the Synth II oscillators. It's a pretty strong sound, though I think the MFB filter is kinda weak. Still, you're talking 100% knobby VCO monosynth with MIDI and CV, multimode filter and such for $300. That's dirt cheap.
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Post by soundxplorer » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:51 pm

redchapterjubilee wrote:you're talking 100% knobby VCO monosynth with MIDI and CV, multimode filter and such for $300.
They even made it yellow, just to make sure everyone is clear that they are saying "Take THAT Mopho!"

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Post by Dogboy73 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:13 pm

Cool 8-) I love MFB stuff. I bought an MFB-522 last year. Fantastic value even if the build quality is not up to much.

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Post by polardark » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:22 pm

I love the degree of simple innovation that MFB products have. Just one of those things like front panels made from printed circuit boards... clever.

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Post by projectwoofer » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:34 pm

The MICROZWERG seems promising..! It will add to my confusion during my search for a new VCO monosynth! :lol:
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Post by griffin avid » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:48 pm

They even made it yellow, just to make sure everyone is clear that they are saying "Take THAT Mopho!"

Except the MoPho will be in stores and reviewed by all the usual hounds and the MFB products will only be referenced, here, Matrixsynth and AnalogueHaven. And any Google search will feature complaints about the build quality. I didn't see any real push behind the Dark Energy either.

Strangely enough, even it's users don't seem to have much to say.
I figured that Doepfer crossing over would be really big news, but I guess not.
Imagine walking into a music store and seeing a Dark Energy behind the glass.

There's a lot cool synths hitting the affordable floor.
When's the next big poly coming?

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:02 pm

griffin avid wrote:They even made it yellow, just to make sure everyone is clear that they are saying "Take THAT Mopho!"

Except the MoPho will be in stores and reviewed by all the usual hounds and the MFB products will only be referenced, here, Matrixsynth and AnalogueHaven.
Though DSI and MFB gear are lightyears apart. You could chuck a Mopho down the stairs and it will probably still work. The MFB stuff would be shredded.

It is strange how little information there is out there about MFB stuff. I've owned a Synth II and the original Synth Lite and somehow fell into a stellar deal on a Synth Lite II this week that I couldn't pass up (waiting for it in the post now). I've enjoyed the MFB stuff I've owned but they all had a major drawback that kept them out of my studio. The Synth Lite was the first knobby monosynth I ever owned way back in 2003 when I first got started. It was definitely a cool tool to learn on but I "upgraded" to an MG-1 in 2005 and never really looked back. The Synth II was not a giggable instrument. It wouldn't stay in tune outside of my home studio, even with an hour to warm up and settle down. I can't do that. Even the vintage analog monos I've owned did better than that! I hope the Nanozwerg is more reliable.

At these prices more people will begin to buy MFB gear just for the h**l of it. $300 for a patchable knobby analog module is peanuts. Has me thinking one of these could be a great start to that modular I've begun to think about building.
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