Dave Smith Instruments Mopho

Dave Smith has now officially released his new synthesizer the Mopho. It’s got a 100% analog signal path and it retails for $399. At this price it’s competition for soft synths.

Here are the specs: Two oscillators, One classic Curtis low-pass filter (switchable 2- or 4-pole), Analog VCAs, Three envelope generators (ADSR plus delay), Two sub-octave generators (one octave down and two octaves down), External audio input with feedback, Four assignable performance controls per program, Gated 16 x 4 step sequencer (one sequence per program), Arpeggiator, Fully programmable (includes free downloadable software editor for Mac OS and Windows), 384 programs, I/O: MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru, Audio In, Left and Right Audio Out, Headphone Out.

Here’s some videos from the keybdwizrd:

DSI Mopho Demo #1 from Michael Walthius on Vimeo.

keybdwizrd – DSI Mopho Demo #2 from Michael Walthius on Vimeo.

Considering the price of this thing if your a person making music with only software you should consider grabbing one of these. Bringing audio into your DAW from the outside world really expands your color palette in interesting subtle ways. I’m going to pick one up for sure.


  1. I’ve been wondering, if I had to choose, Prophet or Poly/Evolver? I think the only way to decide would be for these 2 to go head to head in a QUALITY vid.


  2. I have the prophet 8 and i couldn’t be happier . I’m gonna have to pick one of these up for sure , looks like it would be wicked in a live situation as well . nice post!


  3. Loving the Push it! button


  4. very interesting, thought the same thing about live situation :)


  5. Oh my goodness. This is what Iv’e been waiting for. Quality analog synthesis for under 500 bucks. Sucks being a student(other than being able to do nothing but party and make music) but this is gunna make it a whole lot better!!!


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