Dave Smith Mopho - The Perfect Demo Track?

Dave Smith thinks so      30/06/15

Buying Choices

Been around a while, this but we must have missed it until now - the Mopho Keyboard (see our review) is a school bus yellow analog monosynth mean machine. And this track "I Dreamt Of Being A Polyphonic Synth" by Val Solo captures the essence of the machine nicely. That bass sound is just lovely.

Dave Smith just tweeted that:

We kind of agree - sparkly euro pop-tastic though it is.

The Mopho Keyboard is still available, even though it was released in 2010 or thereabouts, a testament to its popularity.

  • Monophonic analog synthesizer
  • 100% analog signal path
  • Two oscillators capable of producing sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle, and variable pulse width square waves, with hard sync
  • One classic Curtis low-pass filter (switchable 2- or 4-pole) with audio rate modulation, self-oscillating in 4-pole mode
  • Analog VCAs
  • Three envelope generators (ADSR plus delay)
  • Two sub-octave generators (one octave down and two octaves down)
  • Feedback loop with programmable level and gain
  • White noise generator
  • 4 LFOs
  • Gated 16 x 4 step sequencer (one sequence per program)
  • Arpeggiator
  • Glide (portamento): separate rates per oscillator
  • 32-note (F to C) semi-weighted keyboard action with velocity and aftertouch
  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel
  • Fully programmable with three banks of 128 programs (384 total)
  • Free downloadable software editor for Mac OS and Windows
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