Dreadbox NYX Analog Synth Hands-On Demo

This video, via synthesist Jyoti Mishra, is a hands-on demo of the Dreadbox Nyx analog synthesizer.


  • Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
  • Unique Reverb Effect by Crazy Tube Circuits (as found on Splash Mk3)
  • 2 x VCO with separate glide controls
  • Dual State Variable 24 or 12dB / oct Filter
  • Triangle wave LFO
  • Triple Unique Envelope Generator (can be used as an LFO)
  • Unique Routing control (allows open architecture)
  • 15 patches for an astonishing Modular experience:
    • CV Outputs: VCO2 direct wave out with attenuation control,
      Envelope 1 , Envelope 2 (with attenuation), Modulation Wheel, Gate, Midi to CV
    • CV Inputs: Osc1 Frequency, Osc2 Frequency, VCF Cut off (for both filters),VCF Cut off (post for the 2nd filter), VCO1 PW, Gate, CV, VCA

Pricing and Availability

The Dreadbox NYX is available for 599 €.

19 thoughts on “Dreadbox NYX Analog Synth Hands-On Demo

  1. This synth is my favorite monosynths of all that I’ve ever owned. It’s the closest to 1960s-1970s “old school analog” sound you can get right now. Think Roland SH-2 or SH-09. Very nuanced, rich and warm sound. And you can configure it in so many ways, it’s incredible for such a little box. This is honestly a no-brainer!

  2. sounds great!
    love my abyss and will definitely get more from dreadbox. they got it right. vintage tone with lots of character. and most important: fun! i programmed many synths but with the abyss i play

  3. I really enjoy this slow approach to demonstrating synths. Thanks, Jyoti, for giving us time to listen to each sound and explaining clearly what you are doing to achieve it.

    1. I never played with Erebus, I think the main pro of NYX compared to it is that you get not one but two filters (which also have HP mode, not just LP), and also not three but four modulation generators, plus there are many ways to configure oscillators/filters/modulators and the latter is something too many people underestimate. Compared to Erebus, NYX is effectively two synths in one.

  4. Thank you Jyoti for your in-depth demonstration! Such a seductive little synth. I’ve just managed to acquire the discontinued Erebus and i feel sooo lucky. Now i have to save up for Nyx! I will be broke that’s for sure 😀

  5. Can’t wait to see Dreadbox + Polyend cooperation fruit called Medusa, not too many leaks yet, but from what I’ve heard from NAMM 2018 videos it might be really interesting and quite unusual in compare to what Dreadbox released up to date. Dreadbox sounds ridiculously good thou, don’t know bout Polyend.

  6. I bought it yesterday!!!!
    Ended up playing until half 2 in the morning cause I could not stop.
    This thing sets a mood like nothing else I own.

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