Dreadbox Abyss polyphonic synth

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Dreadbox Abyss polyphonic synth

Post by Jason Brock » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:01 am

This was teased a few months ago with just a schematic pic, but now there's a small portion of the panel graphics. The Erebus is a great sounding mono, so I'm eager to hear the Abyss.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGumBReI5lX/

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[video][/video]
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Post by D_Bowman » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:08 am

Holy shit! Dreadbox is my favorite so this is extremely exciting!

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Post by Hirsbro » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:18 am

:hyper: VERY interesting

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Post by thisisprisma » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:26 am

what software is that to do the schematic?

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Post by Huba-Swift » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:06 pm

Nick at sonicstate did a 5 min pre-Namm live-stream, and quickly showed the Abyss, the color scheme was black and blue and it seems to be a 4 voice polyphonic desktop synth. Should have taken a screenshot when I had the chance. Nevertheless, it looks like it's gonna be good :tu:

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Post by waveplant » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:55 pm

found the clip -


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Post by thevegasnerve » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:31 pm

Thanks, whoa the Dreadbox stuff seems to get better and better.. Nice looking synth.

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Post by trinithis » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:26 am

Screenshot of it (from Sonicstate's footage):


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ABYSS:
4-Voice Analog Synthesizer

MODE:
* Multi Channel
* Unison
* Polyphonic
* Chords (Appear to be 7 different switch settings)

MOD WHEEL:
switch for (v rate, v depth, wave, w depth)

VCO:
Rate (amount)
Depth (amount)
Wave (appears to be a single blending [square, saw, pulse?] and non-blending [pulse?, square, saw, noise] waveform dial)
Sub (amount)
Glide (amount)
Detune (VCO)
Detune (LFO)
Vibrato (rate)
Vibrato (depth)

VCF:
Cutoff (amount; misspelled as two words)
Velocity (amount)
Reson (amount)
A D S R (envelope)
Level (envelope)
LFO A (amount, to cutoff?)
LFO B (amount; to cutoff?)

LFO:
Rate A (amount)
Rate B (amount)
2x waveform selectors (square, ramp, saw, triangle)

VCA
Drive (amount)
A D S R (vca)

REFLECTOR:
Time (amount)
Res (amount)
Mix (amount)
LFO A (amount; to time?)

DELAY:
Time (amount)
Feed (amount)
Mix (amount)
LFO B (amount; to time?)

PHASER:
Res (amount)
Bias (amount)
LFO B (amount; to ???)

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Post by Licudi » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:15 am

Looks good. Thanks for the spec, trinithis.

Need to know what's on the back panel. I don't expect Dreadbox would omit CV/gate, but confirmation required.

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Post by MrTurboparrot » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:26 am

I really like this Dreadbox guy (s)...

CV interface-able 4 voice polysynth?! Damn yes.

Likely to be pricier than minilogue though :cry:
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Post by Hirsbro » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:28 am

Just one VCO per voice? :confused:

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Post by Isaiah » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:12 am

Looks like there is a dedicated LFO for PWM.

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Post by Futuresound » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:11 pm

show floor demo:

[video][/video]

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Post by onthelees » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:27 am

Futuresound wrote:show floor demo:

[video][/video]
I love these folk's design philosophy. I am not sure 1 VCO/voice is going to be adequate, but I love those giant knobs!

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Post by unexpectedbowtie » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:10 am

I'm curious to see if there's any CV control since the semi-modular panel from the Erebus et al on the top is gone.
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Post by anselmi » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:39 am

Isaiah wrote:Looks like there is a dedicated LFO for PWM.
and one for vibrato!

and then you have 2 extra and more featured LFOs for filter and fx!

about CV...mmm...I don´t think this synth would have it, maybe for cutoff only


sadly the demo is crap, but I expect a beautiful sounding synth...ugly as hell though...this guy needs advice on graphic design

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Post by Shufflehound » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:27 am

I think it looks great. Love the blue and rounded rectangles, tho grey's a bit iffy and never that keen on sliders (since once they're gone, it's hell to find a replacement) but the knobs are great. No patching though?
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Post by zahush76 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:45 am

Hirsbro wrote:Just one VCO per voice? :confused:
And one sub osc, just like on the jupiter 4

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Post by Hirsbro » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:01 am

zahush76 wrote:
Hirsbro wrote:Just one VCO per voice? :confused:
And one sub osc, just like on the jupiter 4
Yeah.. well not what I've hoped for.. dealbreaker for me I think.. disappointing Namm but my bank account is happy

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Post by chvad » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:45 am

this is something im pretty excited about...

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Post by anselmi » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:48 am

zahush76 wrote:
Hirsbro wrote:Just one VCO per voice? :confused:
And one sub osc, just like on the jupiter 4
I thought about the jup 4 too!

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Post by Jason Brock » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:06 pm

chvad wrote:this is something im pretty excited about...
Same here. Can't wait to hear more demos, because the one above was just frustrating.

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Post by anselmi » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:26 pm

another video/demo with Nick from SonicState

the Dreadbox guy have amazing synthmaking skills but fails as showing his own products... :ripbanana:

estimated production date in about 45 days and with a price of 1100 Euros
this synth seems to be my next poly :love: :love: :love:

[video][/video]

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Post by unexpectedbowtie » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:27 pm

That SonicState video is way better. It looks pretty great... 1000GBP is about what I expected. Out of my financial range for the next year at least sadly.
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Post by Shufflehound » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:34 pm

Now all we have to look forward to is Nick's review of it!

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