MFB Dominion 1

Analogue Synthesiser

  • With 3 octave Fatar keyboard
  • Velocity & Aftertouch
  • Arpeggiator/Sequencer
  • Memory storage
  • 3 VCOs with Waveshaping and analog & digital ring modulators
  • Dual sync and dynamic dual FM
  • Noise generator
  • 12-Fold discretely built SED multi-mode filter
  • Memory space for 128 patches and sequences
  • Patchfield for integration into the module world and CV / Gate control
  • Velocity routing matrix with 11 destincations
  • 3x LFOs
  • 2 With One-Shot-Function and Reset
  • 3 Envelopes with long faders
  • Analogue operation and high-quality hardware
  • Internal power supply
  • Midi Dump, In, Out, Thru
  • Includes power supply: 100 – 240 VAC

Further Information

Number Of Keys 37
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 1
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port No
Effects None
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display No

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It's the best Analog Mono out there
Teomi, 05.09.2017
I waited a couple of months to write this review so it will be serious. I've owned quite a few analog synths from Moog, Oberheim, Roland etc...
The Dominion 1 is both classy and daring with its features, implementation, and sheer sound quality.

Let me break it down.

1. Build quality = it's a tank. No less.

2. Ease of use = Super easy. One knob per feature. It compensates for the poorly written manual.

3. Features = There is simply nothing out there that gives you so much in terms of sonic shaping at this price range and even twice as much. Just read teh specs for full detail but there is so much under the hood that it's basically perfect!

4. Sound = very analog. Full of character. Very broad spectrum. It doesn't have to be aggressive. It can be quite smooth and buttery. There is just SO MUCH sweet spot and therefore it's capable of a wide range of sounds that cover every aspect of monophonic playing.

Paraphonic mode is inspiring because it allows for unique interactions between the Oscillators. I wish there were a few more tweakable options for Paraphonic mode to make it a bit more consistent when playing chords/Pads but I couldn't really ask for more.
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great sound and features - better English documentation needed
northerntao, 08.09.2017
The good - this paraphonic monosynth sounds amazing, and has a ton of options for modulation. A great sounding, multi-mode filter (HP, LP, BP, Notch) and capable arpeggiator and sequencer. Solidly built. Solid keybed and ruggedly built.

The bad - the documentation, at least the English version, is incomplete. The interface is a little obtuse and confusing, but patience is rewarded. I don't really use the patch bay, but more info on the voltages is really needed. I tried briefly to get it to track via CV and gate from a Cirklon, but just went back to MIDI, which is fine for my purposes. More MIDI CC control would be great - maybe they could backport some of the features on the new Dominion Club. Tuning stability is an issue, but is to be expected with VCOs. English documentation on the tuning process is AWFUL, but there is community support that helps - look on Facebook.

Still a great synth, and I don't regret buying it. Even with the bad, I still give it 4 out of 5 stars, because it sounds frickin' amazing and there are so many options to tweak your sound.
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MFB Dominion 1
F5D, 11.10.2014
The Dominion 1 does what many other new analog monosynths lack. It gives you real voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) that have strong organic sound with focus on leaving all those small unidealities in the sound that make the sound interesting in the first place. The voltage controlled filter (VCF) provides no less than 12 different modes and sounds super smooth. There is virtually no stepping of the filter cutoff. It sounds like direct voltage controlled synth with no digital processor between the knob and the circuit. As a result, the sound quality of Dominion 1 equals synths made in the 70s and 80s. One big advantage over those old synths is that you get 128 memory locations with Dominion 1. The build quality is nearly perfect: heavy metal chassis with beautiful wooden end cheeks, internal PSU, front-panel reinforced pots, top-quality Sifam knobs and Fatar keyboard with aftertouch. Add to that the 3-voice paraphonic mode, all the modulation routings, and we are talking about a very serious analog synthesizer competing with the best available today.
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WoW!!!!!
Kristian R., 12.03.2015
what a bit of kit

MFB debuted this synth nearly 2 years ago at Musik Messa
and at the out set i knew this was gonna be killer! With it's
arpeggiator and built in sequencer with 128 steps per patch,
three Osillators with Triangle, Sawtooth Down, Square and Ring
Modulation. Which on VCO 1 is analog and on VCO 2/3 is digital.
Loads of Filter types 12 in all. Two ADSR's and one AD, that
can be linked in various ways.

Now it's here and in the flesh......i know poeple have bitched
about build quality in the past, but this seems to be a much
improved from there plastic boxes from before! This has a nice
look and feels very solid, all metal construction and wood
side cheeks makes this unit very atractive indeed. It is so
easy to use and sounds absolutely amazing.

MFB hit the nail in it's sweet spot and made an absolute
analogue Monster, from it's humble beginings of the MFB synth
I/II products and synth lite I/II and Dominion X/SED...to this!
I look forward to there next project, if it's any thing like
the Tanzbär and the Dominion 1, it will be interstellar!!!!!!!!

One thing that bothers me is the wobble on those faders for the ADSR
parts..........But over all a very fine instrument!
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