Erebus is an analog 2-voice Paraphony or Unison sounds, only with Through Hole components. It features 2 x VCO with seperate glide controls, 2 pole (12dB/ocv) pre-fed resonating VC Low Pass Filter, VC... Click To Read More About This Product
Erebus is an analog 2-voice Paraphony or Unison sounds, only with Through Hole components. It features 2 x VCO with seperate glide controls, 2 pole (12dB/ocv) pre-fed resonating VC Low Pass Filter, VC LFO with additional VC Depth and 2 x Envelope Generators (1xADSR and 1xAR dedicated to the AMP).
It has a VC Delay/Echo and 15 patches for an astonishing Modular experience. CV Outputs include LFO, Envelope (attenuated), Modulation Wheel (attenuated), Gate, Osc1 pitch (1V/ocv), Osc2 pitch (1V/ocv). CV Inputs: Osc1, Osc2, Echo time, VCF, CV, GATE, LFO rate, PW and VCA. Paraphony CV/GATE outputs allow you to turn monophonic devices into Paraphonic, or even combine 2 monosynths.
MIDI interface: Midi in/through DIN socket, Pitch note/gate on-off, retrigger function (on-board), Mod wheel (patched on-board), Pitch wheel, MIDI Channel select 1-7 or Omni (DIP switch)MONO AUDIO IN (1/4″ TS-Unbalanced), accepts up to 3Vpp inputsMONO AUDIO OUT (1/4″ TS-Unbalanced), sends up to 10Vpp oPatches: 3.5mm monoGate in: activation at 0.9V in a low gain up to 5V for max gainGate out: 0-5VOsc1, Osc2, CV IN: works at 1V/oct and can accept from +/-12VCV1, CV2 outs: send 1V/oct (converted to analog via midi keyboard)Mod Wheel out: converts the midi modulation wheel to analog 0-5V outEnvelope out: 0-6.6V depending on the depth settingLFO out: +/-5VLFO frequency range: 0.009Hz (110sec) up to 30Hz (0.033sec)LFO rate CV in: 0-5VPW in: +/-5VEcho CV in:0-5V (works best up to 2.5V)VCA in: 0-5VSuggested room temperature for best oscillator stability: 18-30 CelciusWeight: 1.4 kgr225 x 160 x 75 mm
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Comments about Dreadbox Erebus:
Great little synth, makes a lot of really interesting and unique sounds, from the Mass Effect pings and bongs to some delightful pops and bubbles. Its just a lot of fun twisting knobs and finding a direction and seeing how far down that path you can go. Then when you start patching, its like, doubling sounds you're getting. Its not overwelming either as someone who didn't know anything about patching, you can play around and between the schematics in the manual and fiddling with knobs pretty much work out what things do.
The people at Dreadbox seem like genuinely passionate people producing a great little boutique product. If you can get a Hades, you can chain it to the Erebus to add a really awesome evil bass line to the Erebus sound, and can patch between the two to take advantage of the features between the two.
Can't wait to combine this with an Abyss, their poly synth in development to expand the sound possibilities even more.
One thing to be mindful of, theres no presets, no memory, just knobs. You want a sound, you have to turn the knobs to get it, so either memorization or a lot of phone pics comprise your library. I personally find this as an asset as it means I'm constantly creating new sounds and tweaking old ones simply by recreating with an imperfect system (cant enter decimals and what not if you know what I mean.) This allows for "happy accidents."
My chief complaint is the midi channel controls. You have to open up the box and switch around some tiny little jumpers to switch between midi channels omni-7. Its a pain in the butt, but once you get your rig set up, you shouldn't really need to change midi channels often. Seems like it could have been made a switch on the outside, even if it was on the bottom of the box (it sits on 1/4" high rubber feet so theres a bit of room, to even just switch between omni and the jumper set midi channel, because the synth is so versatile and I find myself wanting to experiment and use it in different ways.
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