Dave Smith Mopho is mini Prophet '08

The Mopho is designed to sit on your desk.
The Mopho is designed to sit on your desk.

Dave Smith Instruments has introduced the Mopho, a desktop monophonic analogue synth that effectively gives you a single voice from the company's highly acclaimed Prophet '08.

As you can see, the interface has been kept pretty simple: you get a selection of essential default controls, plus four that you can assign on a per-program basis. Any of the synth's parameters can be assigned to these, meaning that it's fully programmable from the front panel. A basic software editor is also included.

In order to make the Mopho more than just a one-voice Prophet '08, Dave Smith has also added a sub-octave generator to each oscillator. In addition, there's an audio input so that you can process external sources, plus the option to mix the output back in pre-filter for feedback effects.

Commenting on the launch of the Mopho, Dave Smith said: "It's taken on a life of its own. It's an inexpensive, feature-rich mono synth that really excels at basses and big, fat lead sounds."

'Inexpensive' in this case means $439 - the Mopho is shipping now. You can learn more at the Dave Smith Instruments website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.