CodeKnobs Intros DSI Mopho Patch Editor


CodeKnobs has introduced an unofficial patch editor for the Dave Smith Instruments Mopho synthesizer, for both Mac & Windows. 


  • Full Mopho Parameter Control: This editor offers complete control over all of the Mopho’s parameters.
  • Real Time Editing And Automation: You can make all your edits and adjustments in real time, and create automation sequences.
  • Simple Saving: Programs can also be stored automatically within your DAW sequence. All you have to do is save your sequence, and all your programs, in all of your instances will be saved.
  • Program Manager: This allows you to collect all of your Mopho programs into one place, and manage them. You can import, and export syx files, and use Prophet 8 and Mopho program files as well. You can also use the tagging feature to categorize, and sort your programs.
  • Multiple Instances: You can add multiple instances of this editor within your DAW, allowing you to have multiple programs available at the same time. You can choose which instance is active, by pressing the power button located on the instance window. Once activated, the Mopho will take on the program of the active instance. This will allow you to swap between programs on the fly.

Note: CodeKnobs Mopho Editor 1.0 is for the Mopho Desktop only.

The Mopho Editor is available for US $39 from the CodeKnobs site. A demo version is also available.

14 thoughts on “CodeKnobs Intros DSI Mopho Patch Editor

  1. I got the tetra and the available software really was not up to the job, which I only found out after I purchased the synth. I would encourage anyone who is buying a synth that uses a software editor to check on forums first to see what issues maybe in front of them after their purchase.

    1. I would encourage anyone who is buying a Dave Smith Instruments product to check on forums first to see what issues may be in front of them after purchase, notwithstanding the availability or utility of a software editor.

    1. Give the CodeKnobs Tetr4 editor demo a try, it might work seeing as they’re essentially the same synth!

  2. i seen a mopho on ebay for £180, throw in a decent editor and you have a tidy little synth. In years to come kids will be picking these up and wrestling with software and finding a little piece of legacy from Dave Smith, a lot of synth from a little yellow box!

  3. I take it that this just sends SYSEX back and forth? That leads to an odd fudge in ableton (who, after 14 years, for some reason are still sticking their fingers in their ears, shouting ‘lalala’ at the top of their lungs, and pretending sysex is not a thing that exists and that people use) where you have to DISABLE the instrument’s MIDI ports to get it to work with this plugin.

    I’m not so up on ableton these days – is there any loss of functionality if you’re forced to use only softsynth channels to communicate rather than MIDI channels?

    I think maybe you couldn’t do something like chain a master MIDI keyboard controller through the mopho and use it to play notes into a softsynth at the same time you’re using this vst editor, but maybe I’m wrong here.

  4. The Tetra VST multi editor that he made is super helpful compared to the Soundtower Prophet12 on I use. When issues come up the developer addresses them quickly and painlessly.

  5. Just edit on board. I have the first gen Mopho Keys edition and it’s super simple to build a patch on. One of the many great features of hardware synths is they are not a computer and mouse. Real pots and sliders over a click and drag any day.

    1. If you’ve read the article instead of pointlessly commenting, you’d seen that it concerns the Mopho desktop on which editing is not intuitive nor easy without a computer.

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