DSI Mopho Keyboard Update

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DSI Mopho Keyboard Update

Dave Smith Instruments has posted a status update on their much-anticipated Mopho Keyboard:

If all the various bits and pieces come in on time, we hope to ship mid-April, but we still don't have a "real" one to show you. The image above should be pretty close, though.

Mopho Keyboard

The voice architecture and general specs are the same as the Mopho desktop module.

Enhancements include programmable feedback gain, additional arpeggiator modes, and the ability to set the slew rate separately for individual sequence steps. (Yes, the latter two features will eventually find their way into the other products in the Mopho/Tetra/Prophet family.) It features a semi-weighted keyboard action with velocity and aftertouch. And it has great feeling, two-shot, soft-touch knobs.

The eagle-eyed among you may find it odd that a monophonic synth has a unison on/off parameter. When paired with a Tetra, Mopho Keyboard makes a very compact, very powerful five-voice poly synth!

We'll have more information as it becomes available.


James Lewin
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8 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
raphus    Said...

What are two-shot knobs? I can't wait to try it out.

20-Mar-10 02:29 PM

qwerty    Said...

Yellow, why? :(

21-Mar-10 03:22 AM

SekondThought    Said...

Because it's not as boring as black?

21-Mar-10 07:17 AM

CI    Said...

still waiting for the Tetra keyboard ! And I want it pink !

21-Mar-10 05:51 PM

P.P    Said...

Great looking forward to this synth. Yes, it's yellow, great.

Yellow is better for such a little synth, it's outstanding!

21-Mar-10 05:55 PM

eXode    Said...

O/T @ sonicstate:

It might be worth noting that Dave Smith has re-released the Poly Evolver Rack! I got a mail about it last week. Check their homepage!

22-Mar-10 02:32 AM

Niels    Said...

Interesting product - it's just too short. 32 keys makes it useful for indie rockers and electronic musicians needing a relatively short range of tones. As a jazz/funk player, 32 keys is useless.

I for one don't want to see a Tetra keyboard. It'd cut into Prophet 08 sales and be, well, not the best option. I'd love to see a Prophet 08 Rev. 2 with feedback and subosc.!

28-Mar-10 09:57 AM

L    Said...

Nooo, Can't belive they went with yellow! First off, It looks cheap.... Second point is, pairing this with a Tetra/prophet (black) has been a big part of there marketing as soon as they announced it, so why the hell make it clash???

28-Mar-10 05:30 PM

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