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The Demo We've Been Waiting For: Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa Synthesizer & Sequencer
Rounik Sethi on Mon, July 9th | 0 comments
Here's what Medusa, the new 6-oscillator analog and digital synth, MPE controller and sequencer from Dreadbox and Polyend really sounds like.

Yannis of Dreadbox has released a personal video demo of the upcoming Medusa synthesizer and sequencer. Medusa is a collaboration between Dreadbox (the synth) and Polyend (the pads and sequencer). Announced at Superbooth 2018 it's a really intriguing project.

"No external effects were used for this video. Just the Medusa prototype connected directly to a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface."

Medusa hybrid synthesizer will be available during summer 2018 at 999€

The Grid

  • 64 fully responsive and customizable, three-dimension expressive pads made of specially designed silicone.
  • Both a musical controller and sequencer fixed in one powerful Grid.
  • The Grid is storing 256 independent sequences and voice presets.
  • Sequence notes, parameter locks or even entire synth voice presets per step.
  • Choose any modulation parameter per pad for X and Y pressure axis.
  • Advanced voice and sequence randomizer onboard.
  • Three sequencing modes: step, live and incremental.
  • All necessary Grid information is given on a crispy OLED display. Customizable user menus.

The synthesizer

  • Three synchronizable analog oscillators with the choice of four classic wave types for each of them.
  • Three wavetable digital oscillators.
  • One 24dB classic Dreadbox analog filter with three different types (2pole LP, 4pole LP, HP).
  • Three different play modes: monophonic, paraphonic x3, paraphonic x6.
  • FM frequency modulation separately for oscillators and filter.
  • Noise generator with color shaping.
  • Second OLED screen to display all necessary synthesis data.
  • Five independent and adjustable low-frequency oscillators with an extensive pool of parameters to control.
  • Five independent, adjustable and loopable DADSR envelopes with a wide list of parameters to assign.
  • Seven mixer paths for independent analog and digital voices plus noise.
  • Fully implemented MIDI protocol with bi-directional USB and DIN input, output and through.
  • Headphone and main audio outputs with separate volume control.
  • Audio input lets you use the power of Medusa with external audio sources.
 

Price: €999

Available: Summer 2018

Web: https://www.dreadbox-fx.com/medusa/

Web: http://polyend.com/medusa/

 

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