Dreadbox Typhon Synthesizer Hands-On Review

In his latest Sonic Lab review, synth guru Nick Batt takes an in-depth look at the Dreadbox Typhon synthesizer.

The Typhon, a collaboration between Dreadbox & Sinevibes, is a new synth that combines analog synthesis with stereo digital effects, and offers complex modulation routing, 256 preset memory and a 32-note sequencer.


  • Analog Circuit including 2 Dreadbox Oscillators, a 4-pole Low Pass Filter, and Multiple Analog VCAs
  • 2 Envelope Generators for the Filter and the Amp
  • 3 Modulators with 4 different modes (LFO, EG, Random, Parameter Step Sequencer) and multiple active targets
  • All analog parts feature a dedicated direct control on the left front panel.
  • With the sliders, buttons, and encoder on the right side of the front panel you can control the Amp and the Filter envelopes, the sequencer, the modulators, and the stereo effects, in order to create and save your desired sounds
  • 12 DSP stereo effects (32bit @96kHz) developed by Sinevibes, including Distortion, Bit crusher, Chorus, Ensemble,Flanger, Delay and Reverb
  • 32-note Sequencer that can be used to sequence notes in the traditional way or used as a modulation source
  • 256 preset memory, with import/export support
  • External audio input
  • Portable, powered via USB with full MIDI and CC Implementation

Pricing and Availability

The Typhon is available to pre-order for 349€

6 thoughts on “Dreadbox Typhon Synthesizer Hands-On Review

    1. Whilst that is subjective, no it doesn’t. It’s not horrid, yet hardly earth shattering good. I would argue that the Moog App actually sounds better. Yes, I’m serious.

      1. The Moog iOS apps are brilliant. The only problem with them is the lack of physical controls and that’s where our hardware addiction arises.

        1. I concur, I prefer hardware as well, however I was pointing out the sound quality. I suppose I find Nick Batt’s objectivity towards Dreadbox compromised. And whilst he is forthcoming about his love for their products, it seems to colour his reviews.

  1. Korg Nu Tekt NTS-1 less than third of the price and with Sunvibes multitimbral expansion does sound SO much better and does so much more as well…

  2. Nick has lost Its plot when he moved on to Windows and haven’t upgraded his Apple MacBook since 2015…
    Sounds like old grumpy man.
    Time to move on Nick, let someone else do the job that you can’t handle it anymore ?

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