Dave Smith Instruments Announces Retirement of Mopho, Tetra and Evolver Synths

San Francisco-based synth maker Dave Smith Instruments has announced the retirement of its desktop format Evolver, Tetra and Mopho synthesizer modules as well as the Mopho Keyboard and Mopho Keyboard SE.

"We’re retiring some of our much-loved but mature products, namely: Mopho, Mopho Keyboard, Mopho Keyboard SE, Tetra, and Evolver," the company said on its website today. "While each of these instruments is something of a classic in its own right, and each has found its place in countless studio recordings and stage performances, a time comes when every good synth deserves its place in the great electronic retirement community in the sky."

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This lineup change includes DSI's current smaller format synths save for two modular Eurorack components, the DSM01 and DSM02. This announcement follows the release of the much applauded Prophet-6 earlier this year and potentially marks a renewed focus on larger synths in the tradition of Mr. Smith's ground-breaking work with Sequential Circuits.

As of the posting of this article, there are still listings for Mophos, Tetras, and Evolvers on Reverb. Price drops for new instruments across the Dave Smith line have been rolled out along with this announcement as well, so we're anticipating a bounty of lower prices on the used market in the short term. If you've been wanting to add a DSI synth to your arsenal, this looks like an ideal time to find a great deal.

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