Dreadbox Hades Bass Synthesizer Review

This video, via ProckGnosis, is a review of the Dreadbox Hades Bass Synthesizer.

Despite the name, the Hades Bass Synthesizer is in no way limited to just bass synth duties.

Part 1. Oscillators (02:29)
Part 2. The Filter (04:29)
Part 3. The Drive Knob (08:06)
Part 4. The Rest (09:46)


  • Full Analog Circuit only with Through Hole Components
  • 1x VCO with 2 suboctaves (3 voices in total)
  • Pulse width and Glide controls
  • 3-pole 18dB/oct Resonating Low Pass Filter
  • OTA Distortion Circuit for extreme sounds
  • OTA based VCA
  • 2 envelope Generators
    – Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain (extra snappy and patchable)
    – Attack, Release (VCA hardwired)
  • Triangle Wave LFO
  • 8 point patch matrix eurorack compatible
  • 5 MIDI Octaves from C0 up to C5 or unlimited via CV/Gate

The Dreadbox Hades is available for US $299.

4 thoughts on “Dreadbox Hades Bass Synthesizer Review

  1. solid sounding synths from these guys. in my opinion.

    would love to see a mini key unit all in one.
    and more eurorack from them.

    nice stuff

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