Well, as an previous owner of a MoPho, two Tetras, a Prophet ‘08 and an Evolver, that seems like a weird statement, because the REV2 is a 16 voice MoPho/Tetra without feedback. The MoPho is just a single voice of the ‘08 with feedback and a sub oscillator, but the REV2 added the sub in.
There was the 6 and then the 5 mk4. Only two versions, though the 5 mk4 came in a 10 voice version and they all had module options. There was a lot of vocal demand for those synths and he made them. Why is that a shame? Should he not eat? Did he not deserve money for his exceptional talent? Have you seen the cost of living in San Francisco?Then it was the surf revival Prophet in lots of versions, it looks more like a money machine than anything else, which is a shame by the way.
Considering the exceptional talent of Dave Smith.
You musts have slept though the Prophet 12, Pro 2, 3 and Tempest.No more innovation and exceptional machines like the Polyevolver.
Again, not sure why something that is basically 16 voices of the MoPho, that you like, would be something you’re not interested in, but OK. Maybe the name isn’t silly enough? Don’t get me wrong, I tried to find a PolyEvolver rack for a really long time. I eventually gave up and got the Prophet 12 module, which is not as good in some ways, better in others.The Rev 2, I personally find it soulless, no interests.
One thing I can say for sure is that the “soulless” REV2 kicks the ass of the lame Deepmind in every way imaginable, except for effects. When I got rid of my Deepmind, I just bought an X-Air 12 to use as a processor, but after a while it occurred to me that the effects were not really that special compared to what’s in my UAD Apollo or native plugins.
Yeah, they sound nice, but they’re a shadow of what the 002 is. Shame they turned away from that side of the market. The Cobalt can be easily replaced by a $200 plugin, but nothing sounds like the 002. If you can find one, get it. It’s got a few quirks, but in the end, the sound is really on another level.Indeed Modal, very good material.