Doepfer Musikelektronik announces availability of the new Dark Energy III Analog Synthesizer as of today, July 4th 2018. The synthesizer’s signal path is 100% analog. Needless to say, everything is built into a rugged black metal case with wooden side panels, while high-quality potentiometers with metal shafts are used; ultimately, each potentiometer is mounted firmly to the chassis. Ok, ok – we all know that from its predecessor, Dark Energy II …
Dark Energy III is – just like its predecessor Dark Energy II – a monophonic analog synthesizer with USB and MIDI interface. The entire sound generation and all modulation sources are 100% analog. While its strong filter is the same as that of DE II, there are some minor differences in the VCO / VCA / LFO area …
To be honest: we’re a littlebit proud. Quite a few German companies were honored with the Sonicstate NAMM Award 2018. Companies such as Doepfer, Radikal Technologies or Waldorf. A glorious end of a glorious mega-event!
“[…] another NAMM is over, this one was the biggest one we’ve been to, the sheer physical size of it with the addition of two extra halls keeping the team on their toes – quite literally.” (sonicstate.com)
Dieter Doepfer received his award for the new A-100 Polyphonic Modules:
The Doepfer A-173-1/2 is a module combo that is used to generate a manually controlled 1V/Octave CV signal and up to 15 manually controlled gate/trigger signals.
The handy micro-piano might be of great value to many Modular users. The “keys” can be manually tapped and routed to any destination via separate Gate outputs (and a global CV-out). So you can quickly transpose sequences without the need of an external keyboard, and much more.
Buchla and Moog started it all with their modular synthesizers in the 1960s. Doepfer made it affordable in the 1990s by introducing the Eurorack standard. Today, the Modular plug-in from Softube makes the modular synthesizer truly accessible to everyone.
Softube Modular – the first truly expandable software modular system that looks, works, and sounds exactly like its hardware counterparts. Both as an effect and as an instrument, Modular is simple to use, with a massive preset library and clever Utility modules.
A workshop with Dieter Doepfer will be held at Musikhaus Hieber Lindberg in Munich on Saturday, November 15th. The modular system A-100 will be the central topic, Dieter will touch on many modules, explaining their musical function. And there’ll be a general discussion to round off the program.
The Doepfer workshop on 13th of July was positive in every respect. For one, the two-part workshop was very well attended. 50 synth freaks (newcomers as well as advanced users) followed Dieter Doepfer’s explanations and presentations with enthusiasm. The A-100 modular system explained by its inventor – perfect!
After many years on the market, Doepfer has redesigned the MAQ 16/3 MIDI/CV step sequencer. They have issued it, visually adapted to the Dark (Energy) line.
Very classy. Optically an definitive alternative to the traditional Doepfer silver line. The Dark Edition of the sequencer should be finally available June 2013 at a price of 750 Euros.
This new Doepfer A-100 module contains two independent CV/Gate-to-Midi/USB interfaces. It allows conversion of analog sequences to Midi/USB data (e.g. from the A-155 sequencer), generation of random Midi sequences and Midi control change data from analog voltages.
The data generated by the module is transmitted simultaneously to Midi Out and USB. Two or more A-192-2 modules can be daisy-chained via Midi Out – Midi In. And incoming Midi data is merged to the Midi output.
Further information: www.doepfer.de/a1922.htm