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MFB | Kraftzwerg II


MFB-Kraftzwerg II is the semi-modular version of mfb's Synth-II. it trades memory locations and midi-control off for 40 patch connectors that allow breaking and modifying the internal routing. put single kraftzwerg ii components under analog sequencer control or let the whole unit interact with your existing modular-synthesizer-system.

MFB-Kraftzwerg II works as a stand-alone synthesizer without the need to patch any cable. the classic formation of vco-vcf-vca is pre-wired internally, complete with essential modulations. therefore, you can play the kraftzwerg iijust like any other synthesizer using its midi-input. in addition, it may integrate into a full analog environment using control voltages – and benefit, unlike midi, from infinite continuous parameter resolution.

MFB-Kraftzwerg II offers a complete set for powerful and versatile synthesis: three vcos with hard-sync, 24-db-lowpass-filter with resonance, noise generator, ring-modulator, two envelope-generators, two lfos and vca. technically and soundwise MFB-Kraftzwerg II is identical to MFB's euro-rack-modules. however, the MFB-Kraftzwerg II comes in a compact format that is easy to take with you and faster in use. your ideal analog partner on stage!

Differents between Kraftzwerk and mkII are new case, glide poti, sync lfo1 and lfo 2 positiv, lfo2 has oneshot function, the temperature of the vco´s are controlled by microprozessor, 24 db sed filter instead of cascadenfilter.
ModelKraftzwerg II
Engine TypeAnalog
EngineModular (Semi)
Voices (max)1
LFO2 Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Engine Detailed3 VCO, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Filter (VCF)1 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Envelope (VCA)2 ADSR
Key typeN/A
CV-gateCV/Gate I-O
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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