The MB33 Retro is manufactured completely in Germany, including assembly, mounting, casing, print and packaging – which is something, we are particularily proud of.
My thanks go to Hans Thomann and Bernd Siegismund from Musikhaus Thomann and Hari Rupp from the Music Store in Cologne, without whom this project would not have been possible. Thanks also to Artur Grönke and Harry Brandes, both of which have contributed greatly to the development of the MB33.
As with all analog devices the tolerance within the individual components is different from each other. Thus each MB33 is unique and always sounds somewhat different. This is what makes up a large part of the appeal for analogue instruments. Thus creating a much smaller device due to the SMD construction, it still contains all relevant components of the original.
The MB33 Retro was, like his predecessor, developed by Dipl.Ing. Stefan Schmidt.
Stefan Schmidt is one of the best engineers worldwide in this field , emphasized by building his own synthesizer „Schmidt“, a high-end synthesizer, used in all the top studios in the world. As with the original it was despensed of the on-off switch, since the power supply consumes almost 20 times more electricity than the MB33 by itself.
Just went up on Thomann: http://www.mam-germany.de/mb33-manual/ MAM MB33 Retro - Thomann UK So is this a desktop version of the old MB33, or a new design? Hmm.
...Digitakt up to the right of the Juno-60. originally there was a x0xb0x there but i now use a MAM MB33 Retro and an Arturia Keystep for my acid lines, and they are underneath the modular. Moog format is more fun. i use eurorack at times though, when i need to play a gig without pulling...
...by a restart, regardless it's in the past now :) As for acidcore on a 1k budget. Model samples Two mb33 retro or two td3 2 to 4 cheap OD or disto pedals, behringer od800 or similar , TC dark matter etc Arguably a Couple cheap delay pedals which can be found for 25quid...
"Limited edition" of MB33 synth in small desktop format.
Comes in cardboard box with small sticker on it saying it's a synth.
Chasis is made from metal so despite small size it gives you a good feeling on the table.
Knobs move smoothly and without any additional resistance.
There is also a...
This is an interesting little bass synth: a clone of the TB-303 circuit design, but done with modern surface mount components and without the sequencer. The metal chassis and construction are solid, but I don't love having to power it with an external transformer. It has a 1/4" VCF input jack, an...