Something that’s not obvious about the Doepfer Dark Energy II synthesizer is that offers a range of internal expansion options. Continue reading
The custom 303 Energy is a sequencer synthesizer, based on two Doepfer A-111-5 Dark Energy synthesizers and an Acidlab Autobot.
If that isn’t enough – it has two built-in theremins to control the dual synths’ filters.
Here’s a demo of the 303 Energy in action: Continue reading
Musikmesse 2013 - the ‘international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections’ – is happening this week, April 10-13, in Frankfurt.
There have already been a lot of announcements for electronic music gear being introduced at Musikmesse, including:
- A new version of Doepfer’s MAQ sequencer;
- The Nord Lead 4;
- A desktop looping workstation, the RC-505, from Roland/Boss;
- FL Studio 11;
- A new analog drum machine and analog synth keyboard from MFB;
- New Eurorack modules from Jomox; and
- Avid Pro Tools 11.
And the show hasn’t even started yet – so expect a flurry of gear announcements this week.
With that in mind, what gear would you like to see companies introduce at Musikmesse?
Doepfer has announced that the Dark Energy 2 – an update to its popular analog monosynth – is now available.
The Dark Energy II is a monophonic stand-alone synthesizer with USB and Midi interface. The sound generation and all modulation sources are 100% analog, only the USB/Midi interface contains digital components. Dark Energy is built into a rugged black metal case with wooden side plates. High quality potentiometers with metal shafts are used and each potentiometer – except the filter mode control – is fixed to the case (no wobbly shafts and knobs).