Sent Tue, Nov 25th 2008, 20:07
Hi I cant expand on the differences and like others, I have pretty much read everything ever written on the topic. I cant understand why a few people are unimpressed with the MKS80. Maybe it's the interface? Anyway, I have had mine for maybe 6 years and for 5 years it remained unused (interface). I also had a Doepfer Drehbank that was also unused (it was setup to control a few synths so subsequently controlled none). I have now decided to setup the MKS80/Drehbank permanently paired. This means that when I turn then on, they work! The Drehbank has 64 knobs - the MKS80 has 64 editable parameters! http://www.punkdisco.co.uk/misc/gear/deopfer/drehbank1_mks80.jpg http://www.punkdisco.co.uk/misc/gear/deopfer/drehbank2_mks80.jpg http://www.punkdisco.co.uk/misc/gear/deopfer/drehbank3_mks80.jpg http://www.punkdisco.co.uk/misc/gear/deopfer/drehbank4_mks80.jpg http://www.punkdisco.co.uk/misc/gear/deopfer/drehbank5_mks80.jpg The MKS80 is an incredible synth. It just sounds wonderful. Extremely powerful and with the unusual modulation options, you can get some very aggressive/unusual sounds out of it. I don't know where the previous poster got the 6dB bass boost figure from (I don't ever recall hearing it quantified) and I don't even know if the well documented boost actually exists, although I have no reason to doubt it. With or without this boost, it has a bass to die for. So much so that nearly every patch I use tends to have the HPF turned all the way up (unless it's a bass patch). Oh yeah, and the duo-phonic is very nice, as is the very flexible unison modes. Good luck.. Paul London www.punkdisco.co.uk Banned by YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EvlOpBe0xU "thats mental! and rather fkin ace too! cheers! dick subhumans"