New Dreadbox Chromatic Modules just showed up on MG

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New Dreadbox Chromatic Modules just showed up on MG

Post by base615 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:32 am

I think they look interesting and pretty good value. Website says available in December.

https://www.dreadbox-fx.com/chromatic-modules/

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Post by suthnear » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:20 am

Really nice designs, both in terms of functionality and appearance...

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Post by Agawell » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:26 am

wow... and more coming soon!
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Post by Joe. » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:51 am

Quantize on the VCO, mix and vca on the filter. The designers are definitely going for value with all the features at the price theyre doing.

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Post by steveoath » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:35 am

Very interested in hearing these and seeing how the non audio stuff works. The delay is making me drool though!!!

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Post by comacomfort » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:04 am

This is super intriguing, especially the filter/vca/mixer

The low price brings so many questions, theyre basically undercutting their own higher end product line

Do they come calibrated or tested?

surely these must be made in china? like the Behringer ones?

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Post by DMR » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:59 am

comacomfort wrote:This is super intriguing, especially the filter/vca/mixer

The low price brings so many questions, theyre basically undercutting their own higher end product line

Do they come calibrated or tested?

surely these must be made in china? like the Behringer ones?
Their existing modules are already very reasonably priced, for example their White Line VCO is 109 euros vs this new VCO for 100 euros.

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Post by deftinwulf » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 pm

Very exciting stuff. I wonder, is that VCO digital? Seems like it has some really excellent features for the price. I really like those clear/light up trimmer pots that they're using on these. Looking forward to seeing what else comes down this line.

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Post by skautkurt » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:31 am

deftinwulf wrote:Very exciting stuff. I wonder, is that VCO digital? Seems like it has some really excellent features for the price. I really like those clear/light up trimmer pots that they're using on these. Looking forward to seeing what else comes down this line.

Just had a look on their website, seems to be analog.

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Post by cg_funk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:16 pm

I found a demo of the set here:

[video][/video]

Looks pretty cool!

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Post by rayultine » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:53 pm

holy moly, chromatic modules just showed up for sale at vintage king. I thought they were going to be 100 Euros, but they're $100!!!

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Post by Licudi » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:34 pm

Not in the UK until December 2019 according to Nova:

HYSTERIA – Performance VCO – £89 inc VAT

Voltage Controlled Oscillator with variable Waveform and OSC/SEMITONE Quantization

EUDEMONIA – Filter/Mixer/VCA – £79 inc VAT

Multi-Purpose LP/HP Filter with 3 input Mixer and Voltage Controlled Amplifier

NOSTALGIA – 3 Stage Delay – £79 inc VAT

Up to 1 second 3 stage Delay with Triangle/Pulse Wave LFO and Multiple Tap Output

ATAXIA – Dual Modulator – £79 inc VAT

Dual Purpose LFO/ function generator or ADSR envelope with separate trigger input

DYSTOPIA – Noise/Crush/Filter – £79 inc VAT

Multi-Purpose Noise/Glitch/Bit Crusher/Random Gate and voltage Generator that can also process external audio

UTOPIA – CV/Audio Manipulator – £69 inc VAT

Multi-Purpose 4 Channel Summing Mixer / Splitter with LFO and Pulserizer FX

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Post by parasabda » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:42 pm

also very excited about these!

I think modules like these are not just capable of getting people more interested in modular synthesis, but also getting people to understand why it is so great. Something in my opinion you can't do with some weird battery powered toy or even some giant expensive yellow toy.

also really like that they snuck extra lfo's into half of these modules.

also anyone know about the Utopia's Pulserizer effect? Is this just a typical distortion type of effect. Symmetrical-clipping? just something to add odd harmonics or is there something else at play here?

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Post by motorhead412 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:18 pm

i love those colors!

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Post by WaveRider » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:21 pm

yes very nice, even better than the white line modules

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Post by Just another rookie » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:26 am

I discovered these, they appear to be in stock at Kmr audio uk.
Interested in the delay......

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Post by mother misty » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:59 am

A new in-depth walkthrough from these modules.
Pretty amazing value for money, the filter/vca/mixer and delay look really interesting.

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Post by anselmi » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:16 am

great price!
lot of features, some quite unusual!
good sounding too!
hideous colors!

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Post by mother misty » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:39 am

anselmi wrote:great price!
lot of features, some quite unusual!
good sounding too!
hideous colors!
I'm not that crazy about the colors myself, but when you put out a 'chromatic' line, it doesn't make much sense to put them in black or silver.
I can imagine they probably would sell even more if they do 8-)

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Post by joem » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:18 pm

I welcome the colors gladly. I can't wait to get some of these!

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Re: New Dreadbox Chromatic Modules just showed up on MG

Post by kay_k » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 am

Does anyone know what kind of filter circuit the Eudeimonia (Mixer/Filter/VCA) uses? or is there some clean audio demo in the net?

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Re: New Dreadbox Chromatic Modules just showed up on MG

Post by L4nd3R » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:08 am

kay_k wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 am
Does anyone know what kind of filter circuit the Eudeimonia (Mixer/Filter/VCA) uses? or is there some clean audio demo in the net?
Official dreadbox videos for the vco, filter and delay have come up on their youtube page. I guess the others are coming too.






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Re: New Dreadbox Chromatic Modules just showed up on MG

Post by TheMantle » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:49 am

Got a Hysteria in the mail. Sounds lovely! And responds very well to audiorate modulation. The variable waveform output sounds much more pleasant to my ears than on a STO for example. Bought it mainly because of the quantize features and they work really well, although I don't have a tuner right now with which to check its accuracy.

Only thing I find weird is, that it ships with a notice that you probably need to calibrate it. In their videos dreadbox sayed that there's no need to do so and that you only should do it when you encounter problems though.

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Re: New Dreadbox Chromatic Modules just showed up on MG

Post by _lampshade_ » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:33 pm

does the dystopia also act as a Sample and hold with up down cv-able slew?

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Re: New Dreadbox Chromatic Modules just showed up on MG

Post by Severed head » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:09 pm

any one using these guys?
the delay/echo seems cool I like how you can mix the lines I use a VFE mobius strip that is similar in that aspect and always enjoyed it compared to other delays,

and the VCO has some interesting features, with the built In quantization, and the shaping is cool,
seems like a good bang for the buck and a good way to get a system going, particularly for someone trying to get into modular for the fist time,
that being said I have use modular/euro for a long time and wondering, while although im on a tight budget and rebuilding after unfortunately having to sell out my system will I be a bit bummed with the modules after having perviously used what may be considered higher end modules,

I didn't mean in a snobbish way just out of familiarity with the sound attributes of other modules.
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