Erica Synths PERKONS HD-01 Drum Machine Now Available

Superbooth 2022: Erica Synths has announced that the PERKONS HD-01 Drum Machine is now available to pre-order.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Erica Synths proudly present our newest creation – PERKONS (THUNDER) – a drum machine and synthesizer that will change your approach to electronic rhythm synthesis – an instrument which bears the weight of a storm beneath its sturdy casing.

PERKONS features four sonically versatile hybrid voices (digital sound engine + analogue multimode filter with overdrive) and a sequencer with simultaneous control over all four percussion tracks.

Each voice has 3 sound engine modes, a HP/BP/LP filter and 8 controls for nuanced sound design, including an internal BBD FX send. All voice parameter settings can be saved as KITS. To add dynamics to the performance, parameter automation is implemented and a modulation LFO can be assigned to all parameters.

For a real thunderstorm, integration with external gear is considered – each voice has a dedicated trigger input, individual output and FX send and return with 6.3mm jack sockets, along with extensive MIDI implementation. All voices are summed and run through a built-in compressor.”


  • 4 hybrid voices (digital sound engine and analogue multimode filter with overdrive)
  • 8 controls per voice
  • External trigger inputs for each voice
  • Individual voice outputs
  • Individual FX sends and returns
  • Master FX send and return
  • 64 kit and 64 pattern memory + additional memory on the SD card
  • Built-in BBD emulation and a compressor
  • Modulation LFO with morphing waveforms; up to 8 modulation destinations per voice
  • 4 track sequencer, 4 time divisions and 4 time multiplications per track
  • Per-step ratchets and probabilities
  • Shuffle & groove settings for each track

Erica Synths PERKONS HD-01 Drum Machine Official Demo:

Here’s a video from the Superbooth floor via Sonic State:

Pricing and Availability:

Perkons is available now to preorder for 1650 EUR (VAT excl.) or $1999 USD.

5 thoughts on “Erica Synths PERKONS HD-01 Drum Machine Now Available

  1. Elektron Analog Rytm mk2, blows this and the Soma Pulsar 23, out the water.
    Like a simple game of Battleships.

    1. fair comparison between it and rytm, but it’s apples and oranges with pulsar 23. the objective is not the same.

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