Musikmesse 2013: New MFB Dominion 1 analogue synth and Tanzbär drum machine

MUSIKMESSE 2013: We were expecting new analogue instruments at Musikmesse 2013, and they've already started to appear. German manufacturer MFB will be turning up at the show with the Dominion 1 synth and Tanzbär drum machine.

The Dominion 1 features three oscillators, three LFOs and three envelopes. It has a 3-octave keyboard and comes with its own arpeggiator/sequencer. Other features include an extended FM mode, double oscillator sync, an analogue and digital ring modulator and a discrete SED filter module with 12 modes.

The keyboard supports aftertouch and you also get two ribbon controllers, a velocity matrix and a patchbay.

The Tanzbär, meanwhile, is a 16-sound drum machine that sports a "super-tight" 16-step sequencer with accent and pitchbend. You can store 144 patterns and there's a Fill and Chain function. There are two CV/Gate channels, roll/flam recording and various swing options.

No news yet on when the Dominion 1 and Tanzbär will be released or how much they'll cost.

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.