Posts Tagged 'Dave Smith Tetr4'

Dave demonstrates the MoPho Keyboard – Video

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.

Dave Smith Tetra Gearjunkies Review

It already has been a few years since old hack Dave Smith started putting out new analog synthesizers on the market. This renaissance of analog synths means having more instruments to pick from for us musicians. Funny enough it just was short after the FM synthesizer patents of Yamaha ended which were responsible for the major part of the decline of the analog synthesizer market during that time.

Dave Smith showing more of his new Tetr4 synth

Tetra is the next-generation analog poly synth. Tetra takes the award-winning sound and features of Mopho, multiplies them by four, and packs them in a box less than half an inch larger. Tetra has multiple personalities. It is a four-voice, analog poly synth, a sort of mini Prophet. It’s a four-part, multitimbral synth with separate outputs, essentially four Mophos in one very compact box. And its a voice expander for other Tetras or the Prophet 08.