DSI Mopho

Any music gear discussions that don't fit into one of the other forums.

Moderators: Kent, Joe., analogdigital, infradead, lisa, parasitk, plord

Post Reply
User avatar
Chuck E. Jesus
holier than thou
Posts: 2882
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:13 pm
Location: next to Serious Fun!

DSI Mopho

Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:12 pm


User avatar
Cat-A-Tonic
Lobsters love Muff
Posts: 3694
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:03 am
Location: Yokohama, Japan

Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:27 pm

A yellow box called MoPho?!
:hihi: :lol: :hihi: :lol:
It looks like a tame little brother for the Metasonix boxes.
I wonder if it would be more or less marketable if it were called the Mother Fucker instead...

User avatar
synthetic
TASCAM Hero!
Posts: 979
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:43 pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
Contact:

Post by synthetic » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:46 pm

Sweetwater probably wouldn't sell it with that name...

The Evolver seemed pretty boring to me, this doesn't look much more interesting. I'd rather get a Thingamaboop. :)

User avatar
dkcg
I pity the fool w/o enough VCAs
Posts: 9137
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:35 pm
Location: LA

Post by dkcg » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:47 pm

Cat-A-Tonic wrote:A yellow box called MoPho?!
:hihi: :lol: :hihi: :lol:
It looks like a tame little brother for the Metasonix boxes.
I wonder if it would be more or less marketable if it were called the Mother Fucker instead...
Only if it's played through the Fucking Fucker. Man I love than name!
That would be cool to have a censorable gear list. :lol:

User avatar
parasitk
Learn to swim
Posts: 4939
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 11:47 am
Location: Lost Angeles
Contact:

Post by parasitk » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:30 pm

synthetic wrote:Sweetwater probably wouldn't sell it with that name...

The Evolver seemed pretty boring to me, this doesn't look much more interesting. I'd rather get a Thingamaboop. :)
Man, the Evolver is anything but boring to me! But that's okay - I want a Thingamaboop as well (the kit, actually).

This thing, on the other hand doesn't grab me at all.

zerosum
Modulation Maniac
Posts: 3750
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Post by zerosum » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:33 pm

The Evolver seemed pretty boring to me, this doesn't look much more interesting. I'd rather get a Thingamaboop.
???
I'm confused :hmm:
What is the evolver missing?(digital oscillators from the VS plus DCO's with "slop" options,noise generator, hi pass and low pass filter,distortion,delay,sequencers and LFO's assignable to every parameter plus mod matrix,audio inputs for processing plus envelope follower assignable to any parameter, feedback loop.....All these and its still boring?)

How is a thingamagoop going to compete with that?

zerosum
Modulation Maniac
Posts: 3750
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Post by zerosum » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:37 pm

With the Evolver being less than 200 bucks more plus doing way more, I don't see what the point of this box would be?
I definitely wouldn't ever live without my evolver.

User avatar
synthetic
TASCAM Hero!
Posts: 979
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:43 pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
Contact:

Post by synthetic » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:52 pm

I've really wanted to like the Evolver. My friend works for DSI and I could get one really cheap. I've just never found any of the sounds to be very interesting. YMMV

I mostly want Thingamaboop to annoy my wife. :domodance:

User avatar
Chuck E. Jesus
holier than thou
Posts: 2882
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:13 pm
Location: next to Serious Fun!

Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:16 pm

tough crowd...imo it's cool to have a new analog with memory for under 450, be good for live or for someone getting started...

User avatar
Roycie Roller
Death Row Wiggler
Posts: 1434
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:57 pm
Location: Sou-westerly

Post by Roycie Roller » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:51 pm

zerosum wrote: I definitely wouldn't ever live without my evolver.
Same over here! It's light years away from boring- it has an incredibly complex & volatile sound, it's a magical mix of digital/analog tones that pass through the very atmospheric Curtis filter. Admittedly, the presets aren't much chop, but not far beyond the basics lies a practically infinite world of sound mangling.
The Evolver also got me thinking a lot harder about synthesis & inspired me to delve into modulars.

User avatar
plord
Wacky for Wiard Wiggler
Posts: 1778
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:52 am
Location: Charlotte, VT

Post by plord » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:37 pm

zerosum wrote:With the Evolver being less than 200 bucks more plus doing way more, I don't see what the point of this box would be?
I definitely wouldn't ever live without my evolver.
I suspect Dave is reacting to that part of the market who were grievously offended that their pristine analog audio path went through an A/D->D/A step before the outputs of the Evolver. We'll see if he sells enough of them.

Me, I want to know what the "press it!" button does.

User avatar
parasitk
Learn to swim
Posts: 4939
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 11:47 am
Location: Lost Angeles
Contact:

Post by parasitk » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:40 pm

plord wrote:I suspect Dave is reacting to that part of the market who were grievously offended that their pristine analog audio path went through an A/D->D/A step before the outputs of the Evolver.
But that's where the cinnamon surprise is kept! Yummm, cinnamon! :love:

User avatar
felix
Loves the manuals!
Posts: 3865
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:05 am
Location: San Jose, CA

Post by felix » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:20 am

Yeah, I'll have to second plord. This box seems like it's geared toward people who saw the Evolver and said "Ewww, digital?!".

I too want to know what "press it" does. My guess is that it just fires off one or all of the 3 envelopes.
dress yourself for the public. you now must exit your home and acquire a dental mirror and lubrication!
i recommend a hat, or a helmet. if a helmet, ensure that it is both convincing and unbiased. -citizen mori
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/78959
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/225002
https://jimdrones.bandcamp.com

User avatar
Kwote
Voltage Controlled Crackpot
Posts: 3107
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:24 pm
Location: SF Bay Area

Post by Kwote » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:59 am

parasitk wrote:
plord wrote:I suspect Dave is reacting to that part of the market who were grievously offended that their pristine analog audio path went through an A/D->D/A step before the outputs of the Evolver.
But that's where the cinnamon surprise is kept! Yummm, cinnamon! :love:
:lol:
Self expression is as essential as breathing
kwotemusic.com
my other sites

zerosum
Modulation Maniac
Posts: 3750
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Post by zerosum » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:47 pm

I mostly want Thingamaboop to annoy my wife.
:hihi: Thats awesome! :lol:
Me, I want to know what the "press it!" button does.
Sequence start/stop

zerosum
Modulation Maniac
Posts: 3750
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Post by zerosum » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:14 pm

This quote comes to mind:
metasonix wrote:Since I can't tell what people want, and all the "market research" I've seen to date says that the only thing most musicians want is "the same old stuff but cheaper", I do more or less as I wish. Put stupid cartoons on it, and it sells.
Found in this thread.

User avatar
Cybananna
Funniest Guy
Posts: 2806
Joined: Mon May 05, 2008 10:23 pm
Location: Ohio, USA
Contact:

Post by Cybananna » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:30 pm

I too think it's for the people who can't take digital. but want an evolver type instrument.

my evolver would be one of my last instruments to go. it does so much and the matrix interface is surprisingly quick and easy to use. for some reason I can't begin to explain, I actually prefer my evolver to my polyevolver keyboard. I don't understand it, but I do.

back OT, I will most likely have to get one, even if it's a rehash. maybe it's a small desktop prophet 08? I only skimmed the specs.

the red "push it" button makes you jam like Salt N Pepa!

GeneralBigBag
My codename's Happy Harry, I'm Into CV
Posts: 890
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:30 pm

Post by GeneralBigBag » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:10 pm

I am going to step out on the ice here, and say that the Prophet08 filters (which presumably this has) do sound different from the Evolver's filters. I know it's the same chip, so it's not night and day, but particularly when you're FMing the cutoff, there's a certain rawness to the P08.

User avatar
thetwlo
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 4660
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:05 pm
Location: East Bay, CA US

Post by thetwlo » Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:17 pm

it's kinda shitty design, to have it all focused on that little button-- if it's an important/ useful button and you only have one at least center that focus around a big arcade style one. The evolver is really amazing for price/space but without CV/Gates i never use it, so will probably sell.
Last edited by thetwlo on Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Cybananna
Funniest Guy
Posts: 2806
Joined: Mon May 05, 2008 10:23 pm
Location: Ohio, USA
Contact:

Post by Cybananna » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:18 am

yea, I have lots of experience with the evolver and limited prophet08. i've never had them side by side, but I thought they sounded slightly different too.

flts
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 2984
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:01 am

Post by flts » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:02 am

I finally ended up selling my Evolver some months ago, it's an awesome box and has a very cool sound but I never really fell in love with it for some reason and it ended up getting neglected. Bang for the buck / space is amazing, I have to agree.

User avatar
felix
Loves the manuals!
Posts: 3865
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:05 am
Location: San Jose, CA

Post by felix » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:24 pm

thetwlo wrote:The evolver is really amazing for price/space but without CV/Gates i never use it, so will probably sell.
The Evolver (at least the small mono keyboard) does have two CV inputs.
dress yourself for the public. you now must exit your home and acquire a dental mirror and lubrication!
i recommend a hat, or a helmet. if a helmet, ensure that it is both convincing and unbiased. -citizen mori
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/78959
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/225002
https://jimdrones.bandcamp.com

Post Reply

Return to “General Gear”