Dreadbox

Description

The Dreadbox Typhon is a monophonic, portable and affordable desktop analog synthesizer, complete with complex modulation routing, a 32-note sequencer and powerful stereo effects. The classic Dreadbox analog sound from previous synthesizers like Erebus, Nyx, and Abyss is here in a compact form factor with USB power.

The Design
Designed in Athens, Greece, Typhon boasts two analog VCOs, analog VCAs and an analog 24dB low-pass filter. All analog components feature dedicated direct controls on the front panel. Use the sliders, buttons and encoder on the right side of the front panel to control Amp and Filter envelopes, the sequencer, the modulators and the stereo effects to carefully craft (and save) your sounds. Typhon stores up to 254 presets. Save, store, rename, download and exchange presets with the free Dreadbox Software Editor.

The Modulators
Typhon features three independent modulators that can be routed to 13 different destinations. Control the pitch, filters, waveform, envelopes, amps and effects, and unleash thousands of combinations to alter and shape your sound through modulation. Each modulator can use LFOs, Envelopes, Random generators or the sequencer as a source.

The Effects
Typhon is equipped with a set of powerful DSP effects, programmed by Sinevibes. The DSP engine runs at a 32-bit/96kHz for high-quality stereo effects. Choose between three FX on each preset to precisely dial in the tone and vibe of your patch.

FX1 is dedicated to distortion algorithms. Choose between 6 different algorithms for Distortion, Bitcrushing, and FM sounds.
FX2 is dedicated to Chorus, Ensemble, and Flanging effects.
FX3 is dedicated to lush sounding Reverb and 2 Delay types.

The Sequencer
Typhon features an onboard 32-note sequencer that can be used to sequence notes in the traditional way, or used as a modulation source. Each step of the sequencer will store Note, Velocity, Octave Gate, and Probability trigger information. The Length, Swing and BPM division of the sequencer are also all fully adjustable.
Features
  • An analog 24dB/octave resonating Low pass filter
  • Analog VCAs
  • 2 x Envelope generators for the filter and the amp
  • 3 x Modulators that can be either an LFO, envelope, random or step sequencer 32-bit @ 96kHz Stereo DSP effects coded by Sinevibes
  • 5 different distortions
  • Bit crusher
  • 3 x Enhancer effects (chorus, ensemble, flanger)
  • 2 different delay types
  • Reverb
  • Extended MIDI implementation (via DIN5 or USB)
  • External audio input can turn this box into the ultimate effects unit
  • Manage and exchange presets with a free provided software
  • Connections and build quality
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • USB powered (at least 500mA)
  • 60 playing hours with 20,000mA portable power bank MIDI Din IN and OUT
  • 1/4"Stereo Out
  • 1/8" Headphone Out
  • 1/8" Audio In (for routing via Typhon FX)
  • Made in Greece/EU
Specifications
Sounds
  • VCO: 2
  • Envelope Generator (EG): 2
  • Modulators: 3
  • Included presets: 254
Connectivity
  • Output: Stereo
  • MIDI Connectivity: In/Out
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone out: Yes
Onboard Features
  • Sequencer: 32-step
  • Display: Yes
  • Effects: Yes
Other
  • Width: 9 in.
  • Height: 2.3 in.
  • Depth: 5.1 in.
  • Weight: 2.2 lb.