Archives: July 2007
I've been entertaining the thought of picking a couple MFB products up, specifically the Synth II pictured above and their new Drumcomputer, the MFB-503e. However, unlike the stuff I normally buy from boutique manufacturers, the look of these boxes doesn't exactly cause words like "robust" to go jangling about the cavern in between my ears.
So, how 'bout it? Do you own one of the many MFB products, and if so could you comment to build quality and sound? For the money, I'm not expecting the tank-like construction of Moog or Dave Smith stuff, as only Americans can do it, (although the Synth II costs more than an Evolver, I guess) but should I find myself concerned were these units to be used on stage?
(Positive correlation: getting drunk at your shows leads to lost equipment.)
In any event, I take serious issue with this marketspeak on their site: "You are 5 times less likely to become a burglary victim if you use SmartWater to mark your property." What's the mathematical formula that produced that little gem? But that said, if you have high end stuff you normally travel with, and we know that the market for such items is on the small side, it might not be a bad idea to mark it with something like this. I guess it's an invisible ink that has "DNA" of some sort.
I'll admit that I get a fit of the giggles when I picture myself trying to explain to the Barney Fife cops that work in this town that I have fluorescent DNA painted on my gear, but... yeah...
Thoughts? Common sense is the most obvious deterrent against theft, but sometimes shit happens you just can't control.
But presets are done, the AU is done, the VSTs on both Windows and OSX are done. So it's just a matter of inserting the copy protection, building UB versions on the Mac side, and making installers. Then the plugs go out for final testing, we fix any bugs that are found, and that's that. I'm not going to give a date, because that would jinx it, but we're definitely in the home stretch with this bear.
As the title says, I'm looking for a Pianet in good working condition. I'd prefer an N, but I can live with a T. Drop me a line via the "contact" form above. And please note that I do know how to use eBay, so you don't need to post eBay links in the comments section.
Also, I'm still looking for a Lexicon Prime Time II.