Friday, January 07, 2011

vintage moog opus 3

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Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keyboard Synth

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"The Mono Evolver Keyboard combines the classic monophonic Evolver desktop engine with a 37-key keyboard and knobby interface. The specs are as follows:

Four oscillators in total: two analog, two digital.

Analog Oscillator waveshape are Sawtooth, Triangle, Saw-Triangle, and Pulse (with voltage-controlled analog Pulse-Width modulation)
Digital Oscillators select from 96 wavetables from the Prophet-VS (128 x 12 bits), and 32 user-loadable (via MIDI) Wavetables (128 x 16 bits). The Digital Oscillators get trashy as the frequency gets higher, as with the original VS

Hard Sync on the analog oscillators

FM and Ring Mod on the digital oscillators

Separate Glide per oscillator, with two glide modes

Real voltage-controlled analog lowpass filters - not digital recreations. 4-pole/2-pole switchable, fully resonant (in 4-pole mode). There are two separate filters, one for the left channel and one for the right

Analog Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCA), again one for each channel

Dual digital 4-pole Highpass filters (one per channel); place before or after analog electronics

Stereo audio inputs; Noise generator

Envelope Follower and Peak Detect from External Input to use as modulation sources

External Input can be used to gate envelopes and/or step the Sequencer

Three snappy ADSR envelopes

Four LFOs (sync with sequencer and MIDI)

Dual (left and right channel) tunable feedback loops; modulate frequency and amount

Delay with 3 taps; each with separate time and amount modulation. Syncs to sequencer/MIDI. Normal feedback and additional feedback path through analog filters

Distortion! Digital, one for each channel, can be placed before or after analog electronics

4 Banks of 128 Programs for 512 total Programs - dump to/from MIDI

16 x 4 Analog-style sequencer - syncs with MIDI

Extensive Modulation capabilities, including audio-range modulation. Bipolar (+/-) modulation

Easy to program matrix-style front panel with 8 endless-turn rotary encoders

The internal controllers and DSP chips can be reprogrammed via MIDI, for easy feature additions"

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho

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"The Mopho Keyboard is a compact and affordable—but powerful—monophonic analog synthesizer. The voice architecture is similar to a single voice of the Prophet '08, but with a couple of twists to distinguish it from its award-winning sibling. We have added two sub-octave generators—one per oscillator—for additional girth and crushing basses. It also has an audio input that lets you process external audio and mix Mopho's own audio output back in pre-filter for feedback effects that can range from subtle distortion to extreme skronk. It features the same semi-weighted keyboard action as the Prophet.

The Mopho Keyboard’s voice architecture features two oscillators, two sub-octave generators, selectable 2- or 4-pole low-pass filter, feedback, and a ton of modulation options, including three envelope generators, four LFOs, and a 16 x 4 step sequencer. It has a full-sized, semi-weighted, 32-note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch and full-sized pitch and modulation wheels. The Poly Chain feature enables expanded polyphony using other DSI synths. For example, combining a Mopho Keyboard with a Tetra results in a very portable five-voice poly synth. Other features include USB and the ability to process external audio through Mopho’s filter and VCA.

The Mopho Keyboard is fully programmable and all the parameters are logically arranged for easy access on the front panel. A free editor is also available for Mac OS and Windows to facilitate programming.

The Mopho Keyboard delivers classic analog sound in a remarkably compact package and—perhaps best of all—it's affordable!

* Affordable, fully programmable mono synth with a 100% analog signal path.
* Classic, real analog sound—including legendary Curtis analog low-pass filter.
* Full-sized keys with velocity and aftertouch.
* USB connectivity.
* Measures approximately 18.65" L x 11.1" W x 3.6" H (47.4 cm x 28.2 cm x 9.1 cm) and weighs under 10 pounds (~4.5 kg).
* Free editor for Mac OS and Windows.


* 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
* Dimensions: approximately 18.65" L x 11.1" W x 3.6" H (47.4 cm x 28.2 cm x 9.1 cm)
* Weight: 9.4 lb. (4.25 kg)

Ins and Outs

* USB type B receptacle
* MIDI In, Out/Thru, and Poly Chain
* Audio input: 1/4" unbalanced
* Left and Right audio outputs: 1/4" unbalanced
* Sustain pedal input
* Expression pedal/control voltage (3.3 VDC max.) input
* Headphone output: 1/4" stereo phone jack

Includes power supply for 100V – 240V AC operation and operation manual."

Novation Nova

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"VIntage MOOG SOURCE with Custom Wood Case & CV/GATE input mod."