Dreadbox EREBUS Paraphonic Analogue Synthesizer Module
The Dreadbox Erebus is an analogue Paraphonic Synthesizer Module with a built-in delay effect and set of patch points for use with any CV and Gate equipped synth.
- Analogue 2-voice Paraphony or Unison sounds
- Separate glide controls for each oscillator
- 2 pole (12dB/ocv) pre-fed resonating VC Low Pass Filter
- 2 x Envelope Generators (1 x ADSR and 1 x AR dedicated to the AMP)
- 15 patch points for an astonishing Modular experience
- Voltage controlled Delay/Echo effect
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EREBUS voice architecture begins with two wide range VCO's with oscillator one featuring Saw and Square wave shapes with a frequency range of 8,16 and 32 feet and oscillator 2 featuring saw and triangle wave shapes with a frequency range of 4,8 and 16 feet. Each oscillator features its own glide control and fine tune / detune control which controls the interval for playing paraphonically or the amount of detune when playing in unison.
The filter is a 2-pole 12dB pre-fed resonating low pass filter, the cut off and resonance of which can be controlled by plugging in a patch cable from one of the modular outputs of the synth. Other patch input points include OS1, OS2, VCF, CV, ECHO,GATE, LFRO/R, LFO/D and RES. Modular outputs include MOD with depth control, GATE, ENV with depth control, CV1, CV2 and LFO.
The patch points on the EREBUS make this an excellent choice for experimentation and a great way to get into modular synthesis as this unit will play nicely with any synth using the 1V/Octave control voltage system such as Eurorack.
Perhaps the inspirational component of the EREBUS is the voltage controlled delay and echo unit, which adds a luscious colour and tone to any synth timbre and further expands the creative potential of this synth.
Dreadbox Erebus Specifications
Works only with 12V AC 1A power supply 2.5 mm centre pin
MIDI interface: Midi in/through DIN socket, Pitch note/gate on-off, retrigger function (on-board), Mod wheel (patched on-board), Pitch wheel, MIDI Channel select 1-7 or Omni (DIP switch)
MONO AUDIO IN (1/4 inch TS-Unbalanced), accepts up to 3Vpp inputs
MONO AUDIO OUT (1/4 inch TS-Unbalanced), sends up to 10Vpp o
Patches: 3.5mm mono
Gate in: activation at 0.9V in a low gain up to 5V for max gain
Gate out: 0-5V
Osc1, Osc2, CV IN: works at 1V/oct and can accept from +/-12V
CV1, CV2 outs: send 1V/oct (converted to analogue via midi keyboard)
Mod Wheel out: converts the midi modulation wheel to analogue 0-5V out
Envelope out: 0-6.6V depending on the depth setting
LFO out: +/-5V
LFO frequency range: 0.009Hz (110sec) up to 30Hz (0.033sec)
LFO rate CV in: 0-5V
LFO depth CV in: 0-5V
Echo CV in:0-5V (works best up to 2.5V)
Resonance CV in: +/-5V
Suggested room temperature for best oscillator stability: 18-30 Celcius
Weight: 1.4 kg
Dimensions: 225 x 160 x 55 mm