Back From The Underworld: Dreadbox Reissues Erebus and Hades Synths

Dreadbox let us know that they’re reissuing two popular synths: Erebus Reissue and Hades Reissue.

Dealers will open pre-orders on Tuesday, November 15th, and the synths are expected to ship to customers in December.

Erebus Reissue

Dreadbox calls the Erebus their “most unique sounding analog synthesizer.” It’s an all-in-one synth that can be used standalone or as part of a Eurorack system.

Features:

  • Full analog synth, faithful reproduction of the 1st Erebus
  • Can be used as a standalone unit or as a Eurorack module, 42HP sized USB-powered for maximum portability and energy efficiency
  • 2 x VCO’s with the ability to work paraphonically
  • 2 x waveforms per VCO and NEW Hard sync function
  • Separate glide controls for each VCO
  • 2 pole Dreadbox Low Pass Filter
  • OTA VCA
  • Lo-fi delay
  • 1 x ADSR envelope and an AR amp envelope, improved from the original version 1 x wide-range LFO
  • 18 x patch points to interact with Eurorack gear

Hades is their analog bass synthesizer. Like the Erebus, it’s an all-in-one synth that can be used standalone or as part of a Eurorack system.

Features:

  • Full analog synth, faithful reproduction of the Hades
  • Can be used as a standalone unit or as a Eurorack module, 42HP sized USB-powered for maximum portability and energy efficiency
  • 1 x VCO with 2 sub octaves
  • 2 x waveforms with PW control
  • 3-pole resonating low pass filter
  • OTA distortion
  • OTA VCA
  • 1 x AD/RS envelope generator and 1 AR, improved from the original version 1 x wide-range triangle wave LFO
  • Powerful Bass boost circuit
  • 11 patch points to interact with Eurorack gear

Pricing and Availability

Both are available now to pre-order, with the following pricing:

  • Erebus Reissue MAP $499
  • Hades Reissue MAP $399

12 thoughts on “Back From The Underworld: Dreadbox Reissues Erebus and Hades Synths

  1. Missed v1 & v2 … tried v3, found it interesting but too experimental for me.

    Happy that v2 is available again with updates like oscillators that stay in tune!

    1. Thev dark ages following up the golden age? I don’t mind. It’s manufacturers trying to keep going in hard times, I suppose? If it sells and has them survive to bring us new stuff in the future, I am all for it. And it’s great to have new runs of old stuff. There’s always new people joining the hobby

    2. It seems like the existing parts are being used to remarket old stuff, probably because new parts aren’t available? At least Dreadbox isn’t repackaging it in another color and calling it Dreadbox Bass or something like that.

  2. Love that these are available again and now even fit in Eurorack cases. Both are already classics, and Erebus 2 is a mean little bass machine with an extremely good sounding filter.

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