Moog Mavis $349

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Post 15 Jun 2022

Semi-modular Analog Synthesizer Kit and Eurorack Module - 44HP

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... odule-44hp



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  • Build-it-yourself model means authentic analog sound with no soldering required
  • Onboard 13-key baker’s octave means quick playback with full glide and KB scaling
  • 1 v/oct setup enables exploration of unusual pitch and tone relationships
  • VCO features Pulse Width Modulation to create even greater range of harmonic character
  • Sculpt classic-style Moog leads and licks with the -24dB Low Pass Ladder Filter
  • Crossfader-based LFO modulation allows you to utilize the 4-stage envelope generator to devise intriguing and uncommon contours
  • Diode wavefolding circuitry means analog additive synthesis is now a possibility
  • 24-point patchbay provides easy Eurorack integration at just 44HP
  • Included protective cover keeps your Mavis clear of dirt and grime, in the studio or on the road

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Post 15 Jun 2022

the sound is good but it's not my thing. every sound you made you have to be able to recreate....
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Post 15 Jun 2022

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Post 16 Jun 2022

I think It's a cool little synth, especially for beginners or if you want an affordable way in to Moog and/or some modular capability. If you bought a Moog style oscillator and filter as separate Eurorack modules you could easily spend the same as the Mavis. As a standalone desktop the little keypad makes sense I guess. But I would rather it didn't have that and instead had proper knobs more spread out as opposed to those tiny pots. Keypad seems like a waste of space to me.

The big news here is that it has a wavefolder. I don't think there has EVER been a wavefolder on a Moog synth before. So that's the pull if you already have Moog stuff and absolutely don't need this synth. On the other hand there are plenty of similar, desktop semi-modulars out there now. We're spoiled for choice these days. Seems like only yesterday when Korg launched the $50 Monotron and everyone was thinking, 'wouldn't it be cool if they expanded on this a little bit'! :shock:

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Post 16 Jun 2022

I think it's a really odd move from Moog. A premium brand moving downmarket but not getting anywhere near the right price point for a product like that, and then adding the quirk that you have to assemble it yourself. I'm sure they will sell some but what's next? A $200 Moogatron?

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Post 16 Jun 2022

As a subharmonicon owner, I can confirm that those mini pots are Not Satisfying.

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Post 16 Jun 2022

EdGrip wrote:
16 Jun 2022
As a subharmonicon owner, I can confirm that those mini pots are Not Satisfying.
Same on the DFAM. I was looking to get some of these from Thonk, but the DFAM version I have has stumpy little pots and I'm not sure what size to get. Look like they are a cheap, easy way to make those tiny pots are little nicer to use though;

https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/tall-trimmer-toppers/

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Post 17 Jun 2022

If it was in the old Werkstadt price range I'd be more interested. Also I sold my arturia keystep so the lack of midi in is off putting.

I know it's all about the Moog oscillator etc but the Behringer Crave sounds fantastic too and feels like a well laid out synth. Just a shame it's orange!

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Post 17 Jun 2022

I think I’d sooner a Behringer Neutron

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Post 17 Jun 2022

Synthopathe wrote:
17 Jun 2022
the lack of midi in is off putting.
Wow. I'd completely missed that. No MIDI or USB MIDI is insane given that they are selling it as a desktop synth as well as a module. :shock:

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Post 17 Jun 2022

DaveyG wrote:
17 Jun 2022
Synthopathe wrote:
17 Jun 2022
the lack of midi in is off putting.
Wow. I'd completely missed that. No MIDI or USB MIDI is insane given that they are selling it as a desktop synth as well as a module. :shock:
It is odd. I was watching Loopop's review video and he mentioned 'no midi in' so I stopped watching.

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Post 20 Jun 2022

DaveyG wrote:
17 Jun 2022
Synthopathe wrote:
17 Jun 2022
the lack of midi in is off putting.
Wow. I'd completely missed that. No MIDI or USB MIDI is insane given that they are selling it as a desktop synth as well as a module. :shock:
Does seem like an oversight. Then again, it's the same with the DFAM. No MIDI on it either. Not an issue if you use other modular gear I guess.

On the Mother 32 they had a regular 5-pin DIN MIDI socket on the front panel. On the Subharmonicon they had a mini-jack MIDI input that required an adapter cable.

DFAM & Mavis no MIDI what so ever! They can't make their minds up! Mavis really should have had MIDI input though. Will put people off that want to use it as a desktop / standalone.

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Post 20 Jun 2022

I posted about this synth last week. It is underwhelming IMO. The wave folding in Europa is vastly superior and if you must have hardware the microbrute is a better path with more sonic capability. Before you lecture me on the patchbay know that much of the stuff one must patch in on the Mavis is just a knob turn away on the Arturia.

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