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MFB DOMINION X

Analog monophonic synthesizer module

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MFB DOMINION X
MFB DOMINION X
700.00 street price

The first instrument by MFB, which also looks as good as it sounds, before that the company used modest housings of cheap materials for its instruments. Dominion X is assembled within a metal housing with wooden sides and has, perhaps, everything necessary to be called an "analog synthesizer module for the 21st century".

MFB Dominion X has the architecture which has already become standard for modern analog synthesizers: the microprocessor controls the analog path. Such a structure provides reliability, simplifies control and extends the capabilities of an analog synthesizer.

Dominion X contains three identical voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO), which produce triangular, sawtooth and rectangular waveforms. In the "PW" mode, the basic wave can be transformed: a triangle into a sine, a saw - triangle, a meander - a pulsating wave with a controlled duty cycle. Pulse-width modes (PWM from LFO1), frequency (FM from VCO3) and ring modulation ("ring" multiplication of VCO signals) are also available.

For each oscillator, an octave switch, a modulation depth controller, and a microtuning controller are provided.

In the mixer section, the signal level from the three VCOs and the noise source or external source is set.

The voltage-controlled filter (VCF) has several operating modes:

  • Two-stage low-pass filter (LPF) with a slope of 12 dB per octave.
  • Three-stage LPF - 18 dB / oct.
  • The four-stage LPF is 24 dB / oct.
  • High-pass filter 12 dB / oct.
  • Bandpass filter 12 dB / oct.
  • Notch filter 6 dB / oct.

VCF has resonance, cutoff and modulation depth adjustments from the ADSR envelope generator. Use the "Key" button to set the keyboard tracking mode (higher notes have a higher cutoff frequency). LFO1, LFO2, VCO2 or VCO3 can be the filter modulation source.

An interesting detail observed in Dominion X - the "feedback" regulator, which allows to send a signal from the synthesizer output back to the filter section.

Two modulatable low frequency (LFO) oscillators produce a sine, triangular, sawtooth, inverse, square and S&H waveforms. For each of them, a reset mode is provided for the start of each new note.

The third LFO "MOD" is designed to work in conjunction with the commands of the modulation wheel. It produces a triangular wave that can be directed to modulate VCO, VCF, VCA.

For integration with modular systems, MFB Dominion X has nine mini jack inputs for control signals.

You can save the synthesizer settings to one of 128 memory locations.

Country of origin / production: Germany

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Usage area
Modular System 
Sound Module/ Tone Generator 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Archetype
Hybrid, Digital+Analog 
Polyphony
Monophonic 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators overall3
Oscillators per voice3
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Sine
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Reverse Sawtooth
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Patches128
Filter
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Band-reject Filter (BRF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
FilterADSR
AmpADSR
ADSR 
MIDI
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
IN 
OUT 
THRU 
Display
Display type LED
Color resolution Monochrome
Audio out
Mono 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
Power
Power Supply External
Dimensions
Height60
Width330
Depth170
Weight1.2 kg
Case/ body
Metal&wood 
Color
Black 
Production start2012
Production ended

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