Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by mharris80 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:04 am

GuyaGuy wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:All the facebook comments request a Tetra keys version... Isn't that basically a Prophet '08 ?? I miss my MEK.
People want a poly analog synth for under a grand. DSI has already said before that they won't do it because it would cost just slightly less than the Prophet.
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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by Bitexion » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:35 pm

People will always want a poly analog under $1000. It never happened in the 80's, probably won't happen now.

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by Rick N Boogie » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:26 pm

I bought my MEK brand new just a couple of months ago. Glad I did too, it's a h**l of nice synth. +1 to Stab's comment on the "digital half" of these machines. 2 analog oscillators are plenty, but add 2 digital osc's and you've got alot of options. Doesn't hurt that it actually sounds great, too. Count me as a big DSI fan.
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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by clubbedtodeath » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:41 pm

Rick N Boogie wrote:2 analog oscillators are plenty, but add 2 digital osc's and you've got alot of options. Doesn't hurt that it actually sounds great, too.
Totally agree. Also, those digital oscillators are routed through analogue filters: I remember thinking the Desktop Evolver had a much more raw sound than the VA synths I had at the time. It'd be a lot less of a synth without the DSP.

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by b3groover » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:02 pm

I played with a friend's MEK a few times and I definitely would like one; I've considered selling the Mopho Keyboard to fund the purchase. I like the Mopho Keyboard a lot but the MEK is more flexable / unique. But I'd really love a PEK.

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by Bitexion » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:09 pm

Mopho is like a mono evolver without the digital oscillators?

I read that it's exactly one voice from a prophet'08, with an extra suboscillator that goes -2 octaves on the second vco.

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by madmarkmagee » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:41 pm

Bitexion wrote:Mopho is like a mono evolver without the digital oscillators?

I read that it's exactly one voice from a prophet'08, with an extra suboscillator that goes -2 octaves on the second vco.
Yea, it's one prophet voice (2 OSC) but it has a sub Oscillator per DCO. One which goes -1 octave down and the other which goes -2 octave down...

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by Rick N Boogie » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:23 pm

Exactly, Osc 1 has a -1 oct, and osc 2 goes -2. I sold my MoPho kb to a bandmate when I bought the MEK, and while I'm happy as a clam with the Evolver, I sometimes miss those sub-osc's on the MoPho. Different vibe too. MoPho is alot of synth for the money.
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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by GuyaGuy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:47 pm

You can use the digital oscillators as subs on the Evolver. And it isn't just about the oscillators. The Evolver has the 4x16 step sequencer, almost endless modulation routing, bit crush, tuned feedback, tuned delay, distortion, etc.

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by man-009 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:55 pm

i did a sound track / FX for a horror film being shot in cleveland now with my mono evolver..this thing can get real scary sounding.. the unique machine will never leave my studio....

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by piRoN » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:15 am

Personally, given the choice I'd drop the analogue oscillators on the Evo way before I'd give up the digital ones. In fact, the analogue parts of the Evolvers are the least interesting bits in my opinion.
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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by madmarkmagee » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:40 pm

But I'm guessing you will still be able to buy the Desktop module version? I thought that was only new, only noticed it at my music store a few months ago...
Bitexion wrote:People will always want a poly analog under $1000. It never happened in the 80's, probably won't happen now.
I think the poly 800 sold for less then a thousand dollars?

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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by Psy_Free » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:56 pm

madmarkmagee wrote:I thought that was only new, only noticed it at my music store a few months ago...
The desktop version came first, since 2002ish.
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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:07 pm

madmarkmagee wrote:I think the poly 800 sold for less then a thousand dollars?
$800 MSRP. Of course, it's only partly analog.

Sequential MAX was also about $800 MSRP.
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Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:52 am

piRoN wrote:Personally, given the choice I'd drop the analogue oscillators on the Evo way before I'd give up the digital ones. In fact, the analogue parts of the Evolvers are the least interesting bits in my opinion.
I'm with you on that. If they made a desktop like the evolver, and stripped the analog components, i'd really be into that.

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