Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by Licudi » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:04 am

Gribs wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:23 pm
I thought it was in the current firmware (2.02) but perhaps not.
There's a v2.04 beta out there, which I haven't tried yet. Don’t think there's any wavetable smoothing, but Polyend says it allows 'the Medusa MPE pads to play another instrument and play the internal synth engine with an external controller at the same time.' More 2.04 details in my post upthread.

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by Licudi » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:46 am

v3.0 is out. Haven't updated mine yet as I want someone else to be the test subject …
Updates
- Added LFO random wave (the last position).
- Added MIDI Local Off (as a MIDI config option), you can now use the Medusa MPE pads to play another instrument and play the internal synth engine with an external controller at the same time. 
- Both LFOs and envelopes are now able to send out their native values out as CC (set it up from the MIDI config menu).
- Each synth parameter is now displayed with the assigned CC number.
Latest production run also has a tidied-up paintjob.

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by anselmi » Fri May 01, 2020 11:30 pm

new "black limited edition"...so much nicer...
honestly, the original logo is hideous, they should keep this look for the rest of the production time ... it goes better with the whole Polyend vibe
I know it's a collaborative work but Dreadbox products´aesthetics leave a lot to be desired IMHO
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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by Voltcontrol » Sat May 02, 2020 1:16 am

anselmi wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:30 pm
new "black limited edition"...so much nicer...
honestly, the original logo is hideous, they should keep this look for the rest of the production time ... it goes better with the whole Polyend vibe
I know it's a collaborative work but Dreadbox products´aesthetics leave a lot to be desired IMHO

Polyend-Medusa-SB-1400x1050-1.jpg
Also not a fan of the Dreadbox look, it sure is distinctive and I guess preferential to some.
Polyends easthetic though I find very tasty indeed. Looks nearly made me buy a Tracker while features are limited compared to the upcoming NerdSeq Portable.
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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by Licudi » Sat May 02, 2020 2:21 am

Well, I wish Polyend had put the silver prototype into production.

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by Fentune » Sat May 02, 2020 5:47 am

anselmi wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:30 pm
new "black limited edition"...so much nicer...
honestly, the original logo is hideous,
Maybe it's you that's hideous? You just think shitting all over the original design is respectful somehow, you twat?

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by Voltcontrol » Sat May 02, 2020 6:59 am

Fentune wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 5:47 am
anselmi wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:30 pm
new "black limited edition"...so much nicer...
honestly, the original logo is hideous,
Maybe it's you that's hideous? You just think shitting all over the original design is respectful somehow, you twat?
I find name-calling something for Bumfunglers, it does not suit a Muffwiggler.

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by onthebandwagon » Sat May 02, 2020 7:01 am

Damn, things are getting heated.
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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by mrhooks » Sat May 02, 2020 1:24 pm

Damn, now this is making me want to buy the Medusa sooner rather than later, even though I need a poly first. This looks way better than the standard version with Dreadbox's signature unnecessarily large synth logo.
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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by anselmi » Sat May 02, 2020 5:02 pm

mrhooks wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Damn, now this is making me want to buy the Medusa sooner rather than later, even though I need a poly first. This looks way better than the standard version with Dreadbox's signature unnecessarily large synth logo.
Also, they kept the discount price anounced some months ago...after this I also started to want one, but the revisited the old videos and also new ones to remember me that I really don´t like the harsh sound that even its analog oscillators have.

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Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Post by Kent » Thu May 21, 2020 4:18 am

Fentune wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 5:47 am
anselmi wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:30 pm
new "black limited edition"...so much nicer...
honestly, the original logo is hideous,
Maybe it's you that's hideous? You just think shitting all over the original design is respectful somehow, you twat?

Although we allow and encourage people to portray themselves in the manner that they see fit, posting without much in the way of context and resorting to the childish tactic of name-calling will also serve to ensure that your stay here won't be a long one.

Proceed as you wish.

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