Dreadbox Intros 429 € Medusa Monophonic Synthesizer

Dreadbox Synthesizers has announced the Medusa – a new analog monophonic synth design that features three VCOs, a 12dB/Oct filter, a 64-step sequencer and arpeggiator and eight patch points. 


  • All Analog Circuit developed by Dreadbox
  • Midi to CV, Sequencer and Arpeggiator developed by Polyend
  • 64 step Sequencer that can store the Filter’s Cut off, Modulation Wheel and Velocity values, with a memory of 7 sequences
  • Arpeggiator with Up, Up-Down, 2 Octave Up, 2 Octave Down, 2 Octave Up-Down or Played Order
  • 3 Classic Dreadbox VCOs:
  • 2x osc with saw, pulse or triangle wave
  • 1x osc with advanced wave forming (7 different waveforms)
  • A brand new 12dB/oct Filter design with variable thickness (active for frequencies 110Hz and below)
  • A dedicated Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain Envelope Generator to the Filter and the Amp
  • A Simple and Easy to use Modulation section
  • You can Polychain multiple units and achieve Polyphony
  • 8 patch points for ‘Eurorack experience’

Pricing and Availability

The 429 € is expected to be available in December, priced at 429 €. See the Dreadbox site for details.

18 thoughts on “Dreadbox Intros 429 € Medusa Monophonic Synthesizer

    1. If it’s like the erebus probably not. The erebus drifts all the time. The VCO expo’s use 2N3906’s just hanging off the board, not a matched pair, no thermal contact etc.. it drifts all over the place and I constantly have to adjust the tuning.

  1. Is that a SEM style sweepable filter-type knob? Looks like it but seems the kind of thing they’d be sure to call out if it was so I’m not so sure.

    Either way, can’t wait to hear it. Far as I’m concerned, Dreadbox is a new Moog. Their boxes don’t do everything but every sound they make sounds like a musical instrument I want to make out with.

  2. What function do the knobs under the “Oscillator” section serve? If the volume of each oscillator is under the “mixer” section? I guess I’m just curious why oscillator 1 doesn’t have a knob?

    1. Those knobs are for tuning the oscillators. Osc 1 has an octave switch. This is fairly common. The minimoog and a lot of other synths have a similar set up.

  3. “The 429 € is expected to be available in December, priced at 429 €.”
    That is (exactly) value for money! : D

    Kidding aside though, dreadbox’ other synths sound fantastic! Can’t wait for a full-fledged review of this one!

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