New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by impaler42 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:51 am

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Totally agree. The evolver broke new ground. They should have further developed that line of synths. I could only imagine how awesome more advanced polyphonic wavetables would sound through those curtis filters. Im gonna try running my fizmo through my evolver and seeing what kind of quirky sounds I can come up with.

As for as the Mopho 4, I dont particularly find it too enticing. But Im sure it will be a quality analog synth.
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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by Infrasound » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:21 am

Looks nice.
Good price and the interface appears sensible. Personally, I like knobs and would prefer 2 dedicated envelopes, + more knobs for eveything else. At least it looks logical compared to the original Mopho layout.

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by madmarkmagee » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:52 am

So you can't program the voices separately? No splits... That kinda sucks... I guess that's so they still have a market for the tetra... Plus maybe price?

As for price It's only 500 dollars more then a tetra but has a ton more nobs and a keyboard with velocity and after touch (YES!) and it is manufactured in a first world country. I don't think anyone, particularly Americans should complain considering unemployment levels.That's also a pretty good price for the manufacturing location too, i bet dave smith isn't making as big a profit as manufactures who pay their workers two dollars an hour in third world countries, then release digital keyboards with no aftertouch for the same price.

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by aredj » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:24 pm

I love how DSI learned to not say much until a product is ready to go out the door. Saves 40 pages of blahblah on forums everywhere.

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by madmarkmagee » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:02 pm

And you don't criticized for a delayed release...

I disagree, anticipation is fun...

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:54 pm

They should sell a crapload of these 8-)
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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by Arddhu » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:12 pm

I couldn't be much more unexcited.
How many variations on a theme do we really need?

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by phesago » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:44 pm

This is bad a*s, if only the wife would let me buy more gear :/

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by nuketifromorbit » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:00 pm

Seems they've included filter fm, which is pretty dang cool, but only having owned an evolver desktop I'm not entirely sure if this option was also available on the mopho, tetra, and mopho keyboard.
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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by jeffrey1121 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:35 pm

8-)

pretty sweet looking synth, too bad i already bought a mopho.

this seems like it would be a nice alternative to a Little Phatty.

my next synth is going to be the pulse 2 meethinks.

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by Hybrid88 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:36 pm

Nice! Always good to see a new synth, looks pretty powerful for it's small size. :D

But I'll get by without one, doesn't strike me as anything new/unique.

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by Bitexion » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:53 pm

Yay, they added a couple of features that EVERY OTHER analog synth has had since the 80s!! MUST BUY!..not.

I wish DSI would go a little further than just "Yeeah, the world really needs yet another 2 osc lowpass filter synth. We didn't make enough variations on the theme yet. Look. 4 voices! Oh wait, we already did that with the Tetra..Um..ok, let's add Filter FM! They'll go WILD"

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by madmarkmagee » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:12 pm

Bitexion wrote:Yay, they added a couple of features that EVERY OTHER analog synth has had since the 80s!! MUST BUY!..not.

I wish DSI would go a little further than just "Yeeah, the world really needs yet another 2 osc lowpass filter synth. We didn't make enough variations on the theme yet. Look. 4 voices! Oh wait, we already did that with the Tetra..Um..ok, let's add Filter FM! They'll go WILD"

But everyone was saying, "We want a tetra keyboard/mopho poly" so DSI have merely listened to what alot of people were saying, which is a good thing right? There's a h**l of alot of companies that don't.

Plus imo it seems pretty good value, be a good first synth...

Anyway you can't say DSI don't release new products that are interesting, Tempest?

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by Hybrid88 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:14 pm

Bitexion wrote:Yay, they added a couple of features that EVERY OTHER analog synth has had since the 80s!! MUST BUY!..not.

I wish DSI would go a little further than just "Yeeah, the world really needs yet another 2 osc lowpass filter synth. We didn't make enough variations on the theme yet. Look. 4 voices! Oh wait, we already did that with the Tetra..Um..ok, let's add Filter FM! They'll go WILD"
haha harsh but on the money. There are a *h**l* of a lot of choices for conventional analogs out there right now, dare I say it too many. Something a little more "out there" would be nice, and is overdue atm I think.

Time for a little less emulation and a little more innovation. :geek:

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Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

Post by masstronaut » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:26 pm

I hate when people just moan about an aspect of something they're probably not going to buy anyway. But that's exactly what I'm going to do and say it seems a bit mean that they've left off split / stack modes. Maybe there's a practical reason and it's not just an Intel style marketing led feature. Also why not call it the Mo4?

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