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Average rating: 5.0 out of 5
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DJ Paris Lee a professional user from USA writes:
Anyone looking for that House sub bass sound needs this synth! Great for harsh electro-clash style bass as well!

It's got great leads too, but the bass is what this one's all about.

If you are thinking about a Voyager or an old Model D, get this instead! You'll be happy you did.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-18-2006 at 14:16
James Thompson a professional user from Australia writes:
I picked up this synth from Ebay about 6 months ago and its turned out to be a real gem of a synth.Im very pleased with the way it sounds, its totally satisfying. Nice and warm, very retro (and experimental)and very fat. The build quality is superb and durable, but its the sound that just keeps on exciting me. Honestly, Ive got a number of analog mono's for bass and lead duties but this one takes some beating. If you can't afford a genuine Moog or you dont wish to invest in an oldy then this M3X is the best alternative. People wishing to capture the tone of old skool 70's rock and synth pop should consider this synth as a superior alternative to the rather thin/sterile sounding Voyager. Ken MacBeth has just finished making the M5 and to be honest this really *is the one*. Im now seriously thinking of picking up this just to expand on MacBeth's legacy sound.

The control layout is superb, the build quality is superb and the sound is phenominal. This synth competes and beats mono's such as the Odessey, Pro-One and Mono-Poly.

Buy with confidence and satisfaction.

Cheers

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-09-2005 at 06:41
Cradle M Jnr a professional user from United federation of Planets writes:
I agree with all previous reviewers. This synth is in a league of its own.

I sold the Moog Voyager after having this just 2 weeks. It sounds alot better. When you get all that nasty digital crap (as on the Voyager)...you start to loose a bit of character. This Macbeth synth uses discrete components old school style.

Oscilators are lovely and expressive, powerful, warm and deep. The filters absolutely blow me away. Stick some quality reverb/delay on this puppy and it kills.

If your looking for a superbly built, quality sounding analog monosyth then this is it. I would dearly love to see Ken build a 8 note poly version of this. It would rape all other synths.

See you all in the after life.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-21-2004 at 11:47
George from New York writes:
I have at least one of all the old analog classics as well as an Andromeda so I had all the bases covered, but reading about the Macbeth I put it on my list of things to get. Then I happened to find one on Ebay, not cheap, but didn't hesitate to use buyit now. The guy was selling it because he couldn't figure out how to program it, so with my experience I figured it would be a snap. But at first I got only blips and useless noise and in a panic emailed Macbeth thinking I might have been ripped off. Ken wrote back himself with a basic setting, and I figured out the oscillators were turned all the way up into dog territory.

Once that was out of the way I started getting a lot of nice Moogy sounds, and found myself in synth heaven in a way I haven't been since, well since the first Moog. However, as others have indicated this thing covers a much broader range reminiscent of other analogs, but more importantly it has its own sound.

My only wish would be that there was some facility for saving patches, but on the other hand this is a synth that you actually play as a result, which gives you a kind of fluidity you can't possibly get from calling up patches. After awhile you begin to know intuitively how things are going to go as it is very well laid out and fairly simple to use, and all that effort to make sure you've saved patches on other devices begins to feel ludicrous.

Based on this I'm looking forward to the next product from Macbeth with great anticipation.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-17-2004 at 22:27
Joao Ricardo a professional user from Portugal writes:
It's a marvel! If you're in need for a serious sound design tool, you should check it out. The modulation facilities are more than plenty. You're even able to create self running patches! For those of you who want a distinctive sound, don't look any further.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-22-2004 at 11:57
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