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Doepfer Dark Energy I

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Dark Energy is a monophonic analogue synthesizer with USB- and MIDI interface. The entire sound generation as well as all it‘s modulation sources are 100% true analogue. Only the USB/MIDI interface uses, of course, digital components. Dark Energy is housed in a rugged black steel case with wooden side panels. Only high quality potentiometers with metal shafts are used. Each poti is screwed to the chassis. The space between the knobs ist larger as with the A-100 modular system and we used knobs with a neat vintage look.

So Dark Energy is as beautiful to see as to hear and well made for extensive live tweaking. You get all the advantages of a true analogue sound generation as well as direct access to all sound parameters – forget about confusing menues and small sized displays. Nevertheless Dark Energy is a modern sound generation tool and, thanks to it‘s built in MIDI/USB interface, it can easily be linked to every modern computer based studio or live setup. Hooking up Dark Energy to classic analogue vintage equipment or to a Doepfer A-100 modular system is also easy.


Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Monophonic
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Patches RAM: 1
+ 6 note one direction of the last note entered
Case: Desktop
Keyboard: Wood
Controls: Knobs, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Sequencer
Display Type: LED
Dimensions (WxDxH): 185 x 145 x 75 mm
Weight: 1.2 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 1
Audio Output Notes: C4 out can be switched to audio out overriding main audio out
Inputs: 1 x 1/8" Input
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, 1V Octave
Power: 400 mA
Year Released: 2009
Year Discontinued: 2012
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.doepfer.de
MSRP List Price: $479 - convert
Used Price: $400-$665 - convert

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