Dieter Doepfer discusses the new Doepfer Serge slew, gate sequencer & MAM Black.
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).
Ever since the Doepfer Dark Energy II was announced, people have been wondering how the new synth sounds, compared to the original Dark Energy.
This video does an A/B comparison. While both synths sound great, they do have very different sounds.
Here are the key differences between the Dark Energy 1 and Dark Energy 2: