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Doepfer Dark Energy - Modular goes Stand-Alone
Old 23rd March 2009
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🎧 10 years
Doepfer Dark Energy - Modular goes Stand-Alone

Dark Energy is the first stand alone synth from Doepfer, well known for their modular systems. Dark Energy is a monophonic stand-alone Synthesizer with USB and Midi interface. The sound generation and all modulation sources are 100% analog, only the USB and Midi interface contains digital components.

Via GJ.
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Old 23rd March 2009
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thx1138
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Is Doepfer going for a new design scheme? Or is this the first of a new series?
Old 23rd March 2009 | Show parent
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looks like the A-111-5 with a fresh paintjob
probably felt the attraction of the MFB Kraftzwerg and Analogue Sol. Leipzig

edit: oeps zag je link niet meteen het IS de A-111-5
Old 23rd March 2009 | Show parent
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Looks really interresting!

Here is another stand alone synthesizer from Doepfer: Vintage Synth Explorer - Doepfer MS-404
Old 23rd March 2009 | Show parent
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How much?
Old 23rd March 2009 | Show parent
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IIRC, they started out with something like this, and they had at least one other TB-type rack unit (mentioned above), so this isn't the first... but cool nonetheless.

Here, I found some stuff in my vast archives heh :
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Old 23rd March 2009 | Show parent
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- oops, sorry about the redundancies... notice the dates, too. I saw a couple 1981's.

Dieter has been in this for the long haul!



added: tried to detach some some of that... didn't work - oh, well.

more added: or uh, removed... anyway, from these humble beginnings arose a modular empire!
Old 25th March 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomer1 ➡️
How much?
I read 400 euros. I wonder how much foor us yanks.

Doepfer Readies Dark Energy Analog Synth |

It looks really cool for someone like me who wants patchablity, but does not have the $$ for a modular.
Old 29th March 2009 | Show parent
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Looking at the specs, I can see lots of similiarities with the beloved MS-404. I always liked the fast LFOs back then. I regret selling mine so this thing is pretty interesting for me
Old 29th March 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
I've still got one of this voice card based on CEM Curtis I've modified to work in a standard euro rack.
Thanks for pictures,now they're in my achieve too.
Luca
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coyoteous ➡️
IIRC, they started out with something like this, and they had at least one other TB-type rack unit (mentioned above), so this isn't the first... but cool nonetheless.

Here, I found some stuff in my vast archives heh :
Old 31st March 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by überschall ➡️
Looking at the specs, I can see lots of similiarities with the beloved MS-404. I always liked the fast LFOs back then. I regret selling mine so this thing is pretty interesting for me
Yes, I've heard good things about the 404... maybe this standalone A-111-5 will be nice, too - anybody used the module version?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pipe1550 ➡️
I've still got one of this voice card based on CEM Curtis I've modified to work in a standard euro rack.
Thanks for pictures,now they're in my achieve too.
Luca
You're welcome... glad to hear about your VMS!
Old 5th May 2010 | Show parent
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Gear Head
 
🎧 10 years
Where can you find one of these Dark Energy Doepfer stateside?
Old 7th May 2010 | Show parent
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Gear Nut
 
🎧 10 years
You can get these from novamusik.com - great guys. $625
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