Dreadbox Intros New Eurorack Effects Boxes


At Musikmesse 2015, Dreadbox showed their Erebus synthesizer and introduced a new line of Eurorack semi-modular effects boxes.

This video, via Audiofanzine, takes a look at the new Dreadbox products:

The effects in the new line are designed according to Eurorack synth modules’ standards, but housed in compact pedal enclosures.

Specifications for the Dreadbox Eurorack effects are to be announced. Details on the Erebus synthesizer are available at the Dreadbox site.

10 thoughts on “Dreadbox Intros New Eurorack Effects Boxes

  1. I think the title of the post is a bit misleading. These are guitar pedals atthe core, which also work with Eurorack standard voltages and minijacks. But it’s always great to see John showing us his latest toys!

      1. These look to be fully redesigned with eurorack in mind. Setting the voltages to match modular synth cv ranges, rather than just a guitar audio level or guitar 1-10 control voltage range is a big change. That, coupled with the 1/8 jacks, an no apparent 1/$, seems to indicate these may not play nicely with guitar speced pedals.

        Their older pedals were general guitar/synth pedals but these appear to be a different mould.

        There also appears to be some major features added to the second version of each pedal, especially the Kappa 2 with the addition of a gate output to the sequencer. Guitar pedals only ever use a CV output, which limited the synth use of the original Kappa substantially.

  2. Oh dear…i’m so fed up with eurorack. When will the industry realize that 99.9% of today’s music production happens entirely within a DAW?

    1. I have been producing ITB for 15 years. Last year I started an eurorack modular and I am having fun like never before. Now I use the daw mainly for recording and mixing, most of my sound design and sequencing comes from the modular. I am not saying workflows with harware equipment are better than any other, I just enjoy working with my machines and I think many like me love it too.

  3. That’s an impressive made-up stat. So who do you think is buying all this stuff? Pure ITB production hit peak workflow several years ago, and all kinds of electronic musicians are integrating hardware into their setups.

    Also, there’s a difference between Music Production and just plain old Making Music. People pick up instruments every day with no intention of creating a production. They simply play and experiment for pleasure.

    But yes, the big corporate hitmakers are generally ITB. I’d rather not emulate that flow, sound, or approach.

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