Hey what’s good fam, just wanted to follow up my DSI Mopho review with a look at the editor I had mentioned.
One of the main reasons I don’t particularly use the editor is because it the mopho doesn’t have a usb connection so it requires a different setup for me to connect the midi in/out to my computer and still be able to play it from my keys. I prefer to be able to play it directly as I usually just sample/play all my hardware in real time into Maschine or Ableton or whatever software I’m using.
However I did want to show what it looks like and the version I use.
I use the PlugSE version from soundtower though I’ve bought it as well as the mopho editor from rekon audio. I prefer the soundtower plugin version over the rekon audio vst because of the visual graphs for the filter and envelope settings. I also prefer the PlugSE version over the standalone soundtower version as in my experience it is a little more “refined” design wise as well as it seems to be more reliable for me in terms of bi-directional communication between the mopho and my computer.
One thing I will say about editors, thought I do love tweaking stuff from hardware units I also love having an editor available, when it works properly it’s quite a useful feature. I’m definitely a “hybrid” type of person in that I like the best features and functionality of hardware and software. So I can get the sound, character, and fun factor of hardware with the deep editing and control, as well as big screen that software provides.
I honstly feel all synths these days should come with a usb port for basic software connectivity, I don’t need them to be vst editors personally, I just love having the ability to dig into a synth on my big monitor and going back and forth between that and hands on control is really cool.
Things like programming arps and sequencers, modulations, etc, really become fast when using an editor.
Anyway, this editor isn’t free, I paid $59.99 for it and the standalone “Pro” editor in a package. Though I use this one pretty much exclusively.
You can get it from soundtower: http://www.soundtower.com/mopho/index.htm
Let me know your thoughts on hardware synths and workstations coming with their own software editors