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Dave Smith is an engineer and musician who has pioneered many groundbreaking music technologies. Smith was responsible for the first polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled synthesizer, the Prophet 5, and later the multitimbral synthesizer. He is also referred to as the „Father of MIDI“ for his role in the development of MIDI, now a standard interface protocol for electronic instruments and recording/pro audio equipment.

Dave Smith (Oberheim) OB6 – NAMM 2016 NEWS – analog Synthesizer

Durch die Zusammenarbeit Tom Oberheim und Dave Smith ist der neue OB6 Synthesizer auf den Markt gekommen!


OB-6 Specifications

  • Two discrete VCOs per voice
  • Continuously variable wave shape (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, plus triangle on oscillator 2) per oscillator
  • Pulse width per oscillator
  • Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2
  • Square wave sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice
  • Low frequency mode (oscillator 2)
  • Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2)
  • Oscillator detune amount for increased tuning instability, from subtle to extreme
  • Oscillator 1 amount
  • Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount
  • Oscillator 2 amount
  • White noise amount
  • Two-pole, resonant, filter per voice with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch functionality inspired by the original Oberheim SEM filter
  • Bi-polar filter envelope amount
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
  • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount

  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
  • Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)
  • Clock sync (internal or external MIDI clock)
  • Initial amount
  • Mod destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, oscillator 1 and 2 pulse width, filter cutoff, filter mode
  • Sources: filter envelope (bi-polar) and oscillator 2 (bi-polar)
  • Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, filter cutoff, filter mode
  • Source: channel (mono) aftertouch with bi-polar amount
  • Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, LFO amount, amplifier envelope amount, filter envelope amount
  • Master clock with tap tempo
  • BPM control and display
  • MIDI clock sync
  • Selectable note value: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note
  • One, two, or three octave range
  • Up, down, up/down, random, and assign modes
  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests
  • Stereo analog distortion
  • Dual, 24-bit, 48 kHz digital effects, including: reverb (room, hall, plate, spring), delay (full bandwidth digital delay and emulated bucket brigade and tape delays), chorus, flanger, phase shifters, and ring modulator
  • Delay sync
  • True bypass maintains fully analog signal path when digital effects are off
  • Full-sized, semi-weighted, 4-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • Backlit pitch and mod wheels
  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down)
  • Transpose controls for an 8-octave range
  • Hold switch latches held notes on
  • Polyphonic portamento
  • Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all six voices, chord memory, and key modes
  • Manual switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear

  • 500 user and 500 factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs each
  • Direct program access, including single-button access to the current set of 10 programs
  • Left/mono and right audio outputs (2 x 1/4” phone jack)
  • Headphone output (stereo, 1/4” phone jack)
  • MIDI in, out, and thru ports
  • USB for bidirectional MIDI communication
  • Filter cutoff expression pedal input
  • Volume expression pedal input
  • Sustain footswitch input
  • Sequencer start/stop footswitch input
  • IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
  • Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz; 30 watts maximum power consumption
  • 32” L x 12.7” W x 4.6″ H (81.3 cm x 32.3 cm x 11.7 cm)
  • 0 lbs (9.5 kg)

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Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard Modded

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard Modification Version:

Das Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard ist die Tastaturversion des monophoner analog Synthesizer Dave Smith Instruments Mopho, dessen Stimmenarchitektur identisch mit dem Prophet ist. Dave Smith Mopho KeyboardEs bietet eine vollständig analoge Klangerzeugung auf Basis des Prophet 08, bestehend aus zwei Oszillatoren mit eigenen Suboktav-Generatoren (Suboszillator), dem klassischen Curtis-Tiefpass mit wahlweise 12 dB oder 24 dB und Feedbackschleife sowie drei ADSR-Hüllkurven. Mit an Bord des Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard sind außerdem der aus dem Evolver bekannte Arpeggiator und ein 16 x 4 Step-Sequenzer.

Das hier gezeigte Model ist eigens modifiziertes Einzelstück mit ergänzendem Hold-Button und schräg aufgestelltem Bedienpanel.

  • 37 Tasten
  • monophoner Synthesizer
  • vollständig analoge Klangerzeugung auf Basis des Prophet 08
  • 2 Oszillatoren mit eigenen Suboktav-Generatoren (Suboszillator)
  • Tiefpass Filter mit wahlweise 12 dB oder 24 dB und Feedbackschleife
  • 3 ADSR-Hüllkurven, Arpeggiator und 16 x 4 Step-Sequenzer
  • MIDI
  • Stereo-Ausgang
  • Kopfhöreranschluss
  • Audio-Eingang
  • 4 Endlosencoder lassen sich mit beliebigen Funktionen belegen
  • Interner Speicher mit 384 Presets