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Doepfer Dark Energy II

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    Description
    Dark Energy II is a monophonic, analog synthesizer with USB and MIDI interface. Its entire sound generation as well as all its modulation sources is 100% analog. Only the USB/MIDI interface uses, of course, digital component parts.

    Dark Energy II is housed in a rugged black sheet metal case with wooden side panels. Only high-quality potentiometers (referred to as „pot“, in case you should be wondering where the „weed“ is…) with metalshafts have been used. Each pot has been mounted firmly to the chassis. The space between the knobs is wider than e. g. on the A-100 modular system, and we made use of knobs which have a classy vintage look to them.

    Dark Energy II looks as beautiful as it sounds and is made for extensive live tweaking sessions. You will get all the advantages of analog sound generation as well as direct access to all crucial parameters. Forget about confusing menus and tiny displays. Yet, Dark Energy II is a modern tool for sound creation and, thanks to its built-in MIDI/USB interface, can easily be linked with every modern computer-based studio or live-setup. Hooking Dark Energy II up to classic vintage analog equipment or to a Doepfer A-100 modular system is also easy.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Monophonic
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1
    Sequencer
    + 6 note one direction of the last note entered
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Keyboard: Wood
    Controls: Knobs, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter, Sequencer
    Display Type: LED
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 185 x 145 x 75 mm
    Weight: 1.2 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Mono Headphone
    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
    MIDI Ports: IN, USB
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, 1V Octave
    Production
    Year Released: 2012
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.doepfer.de
    Pricing
    Retail Street Price: $625 - convert
    Used Price: $323-$625 - convert
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