(AH) Doepfer MS404 infos ?

From Ernest Bruggeman
Sent Thu, Jan 1st 1970, 01:00

[Future Music Demo]
 L >> If the demo on the Future Music Cd is any indication it's not
anything
 L >> special. Sounded much weaker than any of the other "clones" in the
 L >> bass dept and the BassStation has a lot more in terms of
 L >> programability (and I don't think that's amazing either) a SH101
blows
 L >> all these creatures away IMO. (That I do like)

 jdj> Well, don't trust the Future Music demo's!!
 jdj> On allmost all 303 clones they reviewed they did an awful demo!
 jdj> They just don't seem to know how the real thing sounds, because they
 jdj> refused any tweaking, sliding etc...Really stupid!

I spoke to the guy who actually makes 303 clones himself (Robert Homsbeek
from the Syntecno company in Holland). His TeeBee 303 was rated 70% in
Future Music (other 303 clones like the BassStation and DB9 scored between
80 en 92%!). The FM demo crew did very bad demo songs on this one. A few
months later: this same TeeBee 303 scored very high rates in the German
"Keyboards" magazine due to its almost identical sound and many features!
Strange, isn't it........
About the MS404: I haven't heard this module in the shops yet (I only
heard the FM demo which was indeed not very exciting) but Robert
"Syntecno" Homsbeek said that he regarded the MS404 (together with his own
TeeBee303) as the best 303 clone..... If it's as good as the TeeBee303
(which I actually heard) the MS404 is defenitely worth its money! Try it
out in your fav music store by yourselve....

Tulpen uit Amsterdam en nederwiet voorzichtig!
Ernest Bruggeman (Ernest202@sda.nl)