This video, via AudioCentralMagazine, offers a quick comparison between the Doepfer Dark Energy Mk I (CEM-based, just lopass w. lin fm) and the Dark Energy Mk II (state variable filter, discrete circuit, etc.).
Check it out and let us know what you think.
Our conclusion? We may need both….
Both machines are sequenced with the same CV/Gate control from a Dark Time step sequencer.
The Mk I is panned more on Left audio channel; Mk II is more on Right audio channel.