Doepfer Dark Energy Synthesizer Demo

In this video, Musik Schmidt takes a look at the Doepfer Dark Energy synthesizer.

The Doepfer Dark Energy is a monophonic stand-alone synthesizer with USB and Midi interface. The Doepfer Dark Energy sound generation and all modulation sources are 100% analog, only the USB/Midi interface contains digital components. Dopefer Dark Energy is built into a rugged black metal case with wooden side plates. High quality potentiometers with metal shafts are used at the Doepfer Dark Energy and each potentiometer is fixed to the case (no wobbly shafts and knobs).

Features of Doepfer Dark Energy:
  • triangle-based analog VCO
  • range switch -1 / 0 / +1 Oktave
  • PWM control with modulation source switch (LFO2 / off / ADSR)
  • waveform switch (sawtooth / off / triangle)
  • external CV input for VCO frequency
  • 24 dB low pas VCF
  • manual frequency control
  • external audio input (this signal is added to the VCO signal)
  • AM (amplitude modulation) control with modulation source switch (LFO1 / off / ADSR)
  • LFO1 and LFO2 with manual frequency control
  • LED display (dual green/red color for positive/negative share of the signal)
  • ADSR  with manual controls for Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
  • USB/Midi-Interface
  • all In/Outputs with jack sockets (except USB, Midi and power supply)
  • metal case is made of 1 mm steel, black coated with white printing
  • wooden side plates
  • Size: ca. 18,5 x 14,5 x 6,5 cm
  • Weight: around 1,2 kg

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