This video, via Limbic Bits, offers a demo video of the Dreadbox Kinematic analog VCA-based compressor.
It features the Kinematic in combination with Elektron’s Model:Cycles, playing IDM, Electro and Dub Techno patterns through the Compressor, Filter and Drive Combo-Pedal.
Here’s what they have to say about the video:
“This video shows dreadbox’ compressor / filter / Drive combo. To be honest, this pedal didn’t catch my attention, when it was first introduced. But…
This one is a great addition to any live setup and also has a place in hybrid studios. It definitely fattens up the sound a lot but can be used quite subtly, too. Great for kicks, basses, and percussion but also as a more radical variation to tighten up a live mix. A shame, that it’s only mono. Nevertheless, a great pedal and my favorite out of their pedal line, so far.”
Share your thoughts on the Dreadbox Kinematic in the comments!
Dreadbox has officially introduced Nymphes, a compact 6-voice analog synthesizer.
Here’s what Dreadbox has to say about it:
“The Polyphonic Synthesizer N Y M P H E S was developed during the obscure pandemic times and we really hope that it will bring a pinch of happiness on your face.
We tried to condense an ambitious idea in a small and compact box, without any compromise in the quality of the final instrument.
The result is stunning and ethereal …”
Analog synth voice
6 Voices Polyphony
Lush Digital Reverb (developed by Dreadbox)
12 Envelopes and 7 LFOs (2 envelope/voice, 1LFO/voice + 1 generic LFO) > 6 different playing modes
98 presets memory (49 factory and 49 user)
MIDI over USB or via DIN5 (with full CC In and Out documentation) > Compact , USB Powered for maximum portability
Durable, Metal Enclosure
Features per Voice:
1x VCO with Wave Forming > 1x Sub Oscillator
1x LFO per voice with: Key track, Fade In and Fade out, 5 waveforms and wide frequency (into the FM range)
2x Envelope Generators
24dB/octave Low Pass Resonant Filter with accurate tracking
6dB/octave High Pass Non-Resonant Filter
Common Voice Features:
1x common LFO (named LFO2) that can target any and multiple parameters with different amount to each one at the same time , with: Key track, Fade In and Fade out, 5 waveforms and Wide Frequency (into the FM range).
7x active Chords that you can edit, modulate and store on each preset.
Modulation wheel, Velocity and Aftertouch (monophonic) can target any and multiple param- eters with different amount to each one at the same time.
Specifications & Connections:
USB powered (1.5 Watts)
50 Playing hours with a 20,000mA power bank MIDI IN via USB or DIN5
1/4″ MONO TS Jack Out
1/8″ Headphones Out
Dreadbox says that the Nymphes is inspired by the chthonic demi-goddesses, who not only personify nature, but are regularly associated with the wild; and is dedicated to all abused and oppressed women.
Pricing and Availability
The Dreadbox Nymphes is expected to be available in November 2021, priced at 499 € (incl. 24% VAT).
Dreadbox has introduced a firmware update for the Typhon that adds audio over USB and more.
Here’s what’s new in Dreadbox Typhon v4, which is now available as a beta release:
1.Bug fixes – A loud noise on unit startup could occur under certain circumstances. This bug was caused by a firmware fault and now got fixed.
2. MIDI over USB – Typhon gets recognised as a MIDI/USB device and can now send and receive MIDI messages from a Computer. This feature can work in parallel to the DIN5 MIDI and the user can select the port configurations from the global settings.
3. Audio over USB -Typhon gets recognised as Audio/USB device. This feature enables Typhon to act as an audio input and be recorded from a computer directly without the use of a sound card. This feature got implemented to support the previous described feature so as the user doesn’t have to connect the physical audio out to his sound card, and so on create a ground loop, which cause a constant buzzing at Typhon’s audio.
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