The Mopho is actually pretty cool if you treat it like 4 track sequencer.
Mopho is a compact and affordable—but powerful—monophonic analog synthesizer. The voice architecture is identical to a single voice of the Prophet ’08, but with a couple of unique 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. The Push It button is a manual trigger that lets you play a specific note or latch notes and sequences on. It can also step through a sequence to play short melodic lines without a keyboard. Of course, Mopho can also be used with a MIDI controller or external sequencer.
Mopho is fully programmable and all the parameters can be tweaked from the front panel. The four Assignable Parameters controls are assignable per program for optimum performance control. A free editor is available for Mac OS and Windows to facilitate programming. (And, if you already have a Prophet ’08, most of Mopho’s parameters can be controlled from the Prophet’s front panel via MIDI!)
Mopho is perfect for people who want to learn the ins and outs of real analog synthesis without spending a bundle, DJs looking to add some old school sonic spice to their setups, and musicians who will appreciate a great-sounding, very portable mono synth.
- Affordable, fully programmable mono synth with a 100% analog signal path.
- Classic, real analog sound—including legendary Curtis analog low-pass filter.
- Process external audio through the filter and envelopes.
- Just 7.5″ x 5″ (19.05 cm x 12.7 cm).
- Free editor for Mac OS and Windows.
Background video description:
Messing around with the new Mopho. Sorry about the motion, I’m not used to the head mount camera (GoPro Hero 3). Hope nobody gets seasick. This is a Korg ER1 thru a Korg KP3. Dave Smith Mopho keyboard thru a Rogue analog chorus, Behringer vintage analog delay and Digidelay and then the Infinity Looper pedal. You can also see my home made breakout pedal that gives the reverse capability. Send on the mixer is a Hardwire RV7 reverb pedal. No other FX or EQ were added. As you can tell, I love the reverse on the looper and the aftertouch on the Mopho. Everything is midi synced.
Special thanks to Peter Dyer! Peter Dyer plays keyboard for Mariah Carey, Aloe Blacc, Van Hunt, and others.
More info at: www.peterdyer.net. Available in 1080p HD.
Peter demonstrates some Mopho x4 factory sounds. Drums provided by Tempest, some effects used where noted.
This track is a live improvisation using 2 sequences programmed on Korg Radias, one sequence on Mopho, the drum line fron Electribe ESX-1, the pad from Nord Lead 3 and the fulte from Vrius Ti2.
All sounds are created by Alba Ecstasy and if you like them, you can visit the store:
Synth jam held on March 9th, 2013 by REWO (René van der Wouden). Recorded in one go.
Sequencing a DSI Mopho using a iPod Touch 4G running the Little Midi app w/Midi Mobilizer. The audio from the Mopho is routed back to the iPod via a iRig and filtered through Magellan Jr’s FX (delay/reverb) via Audiobus and then recorded in Audioshare. This pretty much pushes the iPod to its lmits as far as processing is concerned but it works.
Improvisation in one go by REWO on the Moog Minimoog Voyager supported with a 3-line sequence by the DSI Mopho, Moog Little Phatty and the Arturia MiniBrute. The bass-strings come from the Korg Wavestation EX.
REWO = René van der Wouden = www.renevanderwouden.net
Track that I made today. Sequenced with the MPC2500. Bassline is the MiniMoog Voyager. Pad is the DSI Prophet 08, lead is the DSI Mopho and the Drums are form the Vermona DRM mkiii.
The Pad is processed with the Moogerfoogers Phaser and MidiMurf. Mopho is processed with the LowPass filter and Analog delay.
Special thanks to my friend Analogmadness for sharing his foogers.
Hope you like it!
“By the way a clip to see me jaming with some of my equipment. The used instruments are:
A-100 Analog Modular System
Mopho filtered by EBBE & FLUT
Korg Kaoss Pad”
Tonestepa on Minimoog and Hyperdust on Nord Stage and Mopho. Beats and a repeating bass note are on Cubase (Maschine & Mopho bass), but the rest of the noise is live. There is a CP-251 connected to the Old School Moog, so Tony is controlling 2 LFO’s. One slowly oscillating the filter and the other affecting the pitch of Oscillator 2 with sync on. Nord Stage is providing a weird piano like sound, and the Dave Smith Mopho for the lead melody.