Dark Energy III is the successor of Dark Energy II. The main differences between II and III are an
improved VCO (no warm-up period, additional triangle waveform, wider frequency range), resettable
LFOs, improved ADSR and a lot of internal access points for DIYers. The favored filter of the Dark Energy
II has been unchanged.
Dark Energy III is a monophonic stand-alone synthesizer with USB and Midi interface. The sound
generation and all modulation sources are 100% analog, only the USB/Midi interface contains digital
components. It is built into a rugged black metal case with wooden side plates. High quality potentiometers
with metal shafts are used and each potentiometer is fixed to the case (no wobbly shafts and knobs).
The two LFOs each have a reset input, also ADSR envelope has been improved. In addition, many access points for DIY modifications are accessible internally. These include VCO outputs (triangle, sawtooth, rectangle), hardsync, soft sync, linear FM, VCF outputs (TP / HP / BP), ADSR output and A / D / S / R CV inputs, as well as LFO outputs (triangle, square ). The multi-mode filter was explicitly not changed.
Lots of internal access points for DIY applications or modification of the socket functions (e.g. VCO outputs
triangle, sawtooth, rectangle, hardsync, softsync, linear FM, VCF outputs L/H/B, ADSR output and
A/D/S/R CV inputs, LFO outputs triangle and square).
Waveforms: Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Triangle
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Band Reject, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO
LFO Parameters: Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Controls: Knobs, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
CV Ports: CV IN, Gate In
Year Released: 2018
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