evolver vs. mopho

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evolver vs. mopho

Postby blitzdj86 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:02 pm

I'm just wondering. .I've owned an evolver (its gone now)
Never heard a mopho apart from youtube videos.

I'm now looking to buy a cheap/small synth again, and checking the DSIs because I liked my evolver.

How would any of you describe the differences between these two? Is the evolver capable of doing the mopho's complete palette?

Also I emailed DSI support, and was told that the mopho requires a midi note input to trigger its sequences.. is this true? I thought the button on the front could function as a start/stop button?
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby Joey » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:36 pm

dunno about the midi note thing. but the mopho is just the analog side of the evolver, so if you made a lot of analog sounds on that, you will have the same results on the mopho
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby GeneralBigbag » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:13 pm

blitzdj86 wrote:I emailed DSI support, and was told that the mopho requires a midi note input to trigger its sequences.. is this true?


Why would DSI support lie to you?
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby masstronaut » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:57 pm

Push It! — The PUSH IT button is a manual trigger to play Mopho. It can trigger
a specific note (at a specific velocity) or a gated sequence, latch notes or
sequences on and off, and manually step through a sequence. For more
information, see Program Parameters, beginning on page 15.


The sequencer is a “gated” sequencer. That is, a note must be played, either
from the PUSH IT switch or via MIDI, in order for the sequence to be heard and
it will continue to play as long as the note is held (gated) .
Note: The PUSH IT switch’s Toggle parameter enables notes (and,
therefore, sequences) to be latched on for sustained playback.
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby impaler42 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:46 pm

I find the evolver to be a much more interesting sounding synth, but the mopho is a solid synth if you want an analog mono synth.
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby blitzdj86 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:15 am

masstronaut wrote:Push It! — The PUSH IT button is a manual trigger to play Mopho. It can trigger
a specific note (at a specific velocity) or a gated sequence, latch notes or
sequences on and off, and manually step through a sequence. For more
information, see Program Parameters, beginning on page 15.


The sequencer is a “gated” sequencer. That is, a note must be played, either
from the PUSH IT switch or via MIDI, in order for the sequence to be heard and
it will continue to play as long as the note is held (gated) .
Note: The PUSH IT switch’s Toggle parameter enables notes (and,
therefore, sequences) to be latched on for sustained playback.


Thanks for that,
they neglected the part about the push it! button in the support response.. probably just an oversight.


I think I'll go with the evolver anyway then - I just wanted to make sure that there wasnt some extra features/advancement in the mopho from the evolver. .
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby MPrint » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:53 am

Joey wrote:dunno about the midi note thing. but the mopho is just the analog side of the evolver, so if you made a lot of analog sounds on that, you will have the same results on the mopho


Not true I think. The Mopho is one voice of the Prophet with Curtis chips. Pretty sure the Evolver is quite different.
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby Joey » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:45 am

well your pretty sureness is off, they are the same chips
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby MPrint » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:26 am

Joey wrote:well your pretty sureness is off, they are the same chips

Ahhhh, your right.
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby meatballfulton » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:39 pm

The Mopho has three things the Evo does not: an arpeggiator and suboscillators and a full analog signal path (the Evo has some digital-analog conversions in the signal path which drives some purists crazy).

Mopho also has an alphanumeric display but a more complicated programing interface.

Personally I would get the Evo again (like you I also owned one and should have kept it).
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby MPrint » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:40 pm

Yeah I was looking at one early on, but when I read that each output was split digital/analog, I lost interest. The Mopho did have a bad interface, but it can be manipulated accurately with some work. The wonderful thing about the mopho is the sound, you won't get better bass in that price range.
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby blitzdj86 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:43 am

I think the mopho woulda been more tempting to me if it looked/controlled exactly like an evolver.
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby futureworlder » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:17 am

MPrint wrote:Yeah I was looking at one early on, but when I read that each output was split digital/analog, I lost interest. The Mopho did have a bad interface, but it can be manipulated accurately with some work. The wonderful thing about the mopho is the sound, you won't get better bass in that price range.


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The Soundtower editor for that thing makes editing easy-peasy, bacon greasy....

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the editor is free, but for $40USD you can get the Pro SoundEditor which adds the lovely convenience of a patch/ Bank Librarian, Sequence Editor and if you're on a Mac, Virtual MIDI.

Unless you're doing live sound design, (which I doubt) the editor is perfect for the studio, cook up your freakazoid bass patches and then take the little tyke to your gig and tweak filters, LFOs, etc. You really don't need to go much deeper than that onstage.
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby blitzdj86 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:09 pm

i hate using computer editors.. i'd rather deal with the mopho's 4 knobs
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Re: evolver vs. mopho

Postby MPrint » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:43 am

futureworlder wrote:
MPrint wrote:Yeah I was looking at one early on, but when I read that each output was split digital/analog, I lost interest. The Mopho did have a bad interface, but it can be manipulated accurately with some work. The wonderful thing about the mopho is the sound, you won't get better bass in that price range.


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The Soundtower editor for that thing makes editing easy-peasy, bacon greasy....

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http://www.soundtower.com/mopho/

the editor is free, but for $40USD you can get the Pro SoundEditor which adds the lovely convenience of a patch/ Bank Librarian, Sequence Editor and if you're on a Mac, Virtual MIDI.

Unless you're doing live sound design, (which I doubt) the editor is perfect for the studio, cook up your freakazoid bass patches and then take the little tyke to your gig and tweak filters, LFOs, etc. You really don't need to go much deeper than that onstage.


Yeah I would have gotten that eventually, but I didn't keep my Mopho. I sold it and got a Prophet 08 instead. Not exactly comparable as far as sound goes, but I desperately wanted a good, new polysynth and got the P08 for $999 new(2/3 retail, hell yeah!!!).
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