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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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I actually tried to copy my MKS70 patches on a Supernova but the end result sounded more like Jupiter-8 impersonations of the same thing. so VOTIV is right, still sold the 70 though., Hi-end DCO boxes like this have their place and can`t really be replaced with VCO machines, fake or otherwise.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-24-1999 at 04:28
VOTIV E a professional user from Lagerville :) writes:
Ph ph pha phat! Ya, not yer best fast attacker. D&B - yes; Trance - yes, the sounds that come out of this box are killer! I have the PG-800 which makes for easier programming(a must). It can also do some very cool noises. I just bought a Nova right, but the MKS is going nowhere :)

hey Formant :)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-23-1999 at 23:26
Formant a part-timer user from Florida writes:
Ok... i have to say that if you produce trance or prog house this thing will blow the pants off of most modern virtuals... it has a traditional Roland sound because of the real analogue filters... it sounds sooooo warm and unique in that roland kinda way. I almost exclusively use mine for basslines and arpeggios... turn that resonance down all the way and you will have a sound unmatched by any modern synth. It has really nice pads too tho i dont use it for that. Get a PG-800 if at all possible when you buy it or you will have to pay too much money for one later.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-25-1999 at 15:21
Royce a 0 user from 0 writes:
After using mostly newer, "virtual" gear, using the MKS70 is quite surprising. It has a third of the modulation possibilities, midi-controllability, and wing-dings as some other gear-- but it is truly a musical instrument. That is, you can sit and write a song using a single patch. Although it is put together very well, mine has a glitch in some of the oscillators that can be unpredictable. My understanding is that fixing this would be just too expensive. Other than this, the sound itself, the filters, the slow but expressive envelopes, and the programmer make it a great deal.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:08
Xavier a hobbyist user from Belgium writes:
Quite difficult to program it without the expensive PG800, sounds excellent,

very powerfull and warm sonorities, a real danger for loudspeakers...

No easy to use for techno music, maybe more suitable for real keyboardists,

but still unique sounds. I use it for melodic bass lines, some interesting FX I'm looking for some PC based editing software. help...

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:08
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