MESSE09: Doepfer Dark Energy

There's a lot going on here      02/04/09

No flash plug


10:5 mins
For some reason, I thought it would be bigger, but despite its size, it's got a lot of quite complex modulation and routing options. I'll let MR Doepfer explain
All MESSE 2009 News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
More From: DOEPFER
Even more news...

14 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Benoit    Said...

Yes, too bad for the other brands, but this is the toy everybody will want! True analog doepfer solid with usb and midi control... a dream came true

02-Apr-09 06:23 PM


The Guvnor    Said...

400 euros seems like a lot for a simple monosynth with no keyboard, effects, and built in sequencer these days, even if it sounds like it can authentically re-create the soundtrack to Doctor Who and the Sea Devils...

02-Apr-09 10:46 PM


Thalassa    Said...

Looks very good but I will like another oscillator.

03-Apr-09 01:33 AM


Marc JX8P    Said...

Wow... this looks like a brilliant way to get into the Doepfer modular without first investing into a complete system. Really, really cool!

03-Apr-09 06:40 AM


Roger    Said...

I agree totally with Marc JX8P. But still, for a simple monosynth, 400€ is quite much.

04-Apr-09 07:07 AM


Kevin    Said...

For those who recognize 400 is too much for this, here is what you are looking for: http://www.mfberlin.de/Produkte/Musikelektronik/MFB-SYNTH_3/MFB-SYNTH3e/mfb-synth3e.html

04-Apr-09 12:54 PM


S R Dhain    Said...

ITS like a far more complex roland system 100 101 synthesizer unit - sans keyboard of course- and as such, is potentially a steal at that price. Maybe deiter doepfer is plannign a coupel of additional chunky modules in the same style, to make a small system..who knows?

good stuff :-D

06-Apr-09 06:27 AM


Benedict Johnson    Said...

I can always rely on a good German nerd to make me feel thoroughly ignorant. But it's good to be reminded that I only recognize a portion of the tools available to make music.

I admit, I don't get this product - I don't know who it's aimed at and what it's unpleasant noises are used for. Clearly I'm in a minority, and I'm facinated

06-Apr-09 08:57 AM


Matt    Said...

Boring instrument and interview.Can it be played to make music or not? That is the original design for this box, yes.

08-Apr-09 12:12 PM


NTRSN    Said...

this is a monster monosynth !

11-Aug-09 12:07 PM


Mr. Blanco    Said...

Only one vco,one adsr-env and no Portamento are not enough.the price is to expensive. Mr Doepfer must add some other functions to it and think about the price.I have a MS 404 and with Dark E as second vco it can sound like a huge fat analog monster but i will wait.

22-Aug-09 07:52 PM


Mystic radio    Said...

oh i think Dave Smith will have it beaten with TETRA ..... these things are fine if you are Kraftwerk..... but i dont 'really' see the musicality of these devices. sorry

21-Sep-09 09:44 PM


mutantmoments    Said...

I've got one and its a stunning little box of fun, the fact that it has no effects is a bonus, I sold my Mopho to buy it, the Mopho was much more sterile and the user interface was poor, unlike my Evolver. Long live analogue, death to all VA's.....

25-Sep-09 06:09 PM


DOPEfur    Said...

I'm not really digging the idea of this as a synth. Maybe I can get Doepfer to custom make me a machine that detects all the dark energy in the universe.

08-Apr-11 10:52 PM


Post a comment 
 


More Videos

Interview: Herr Doepfer Talks 

We had a chat with the man behind the Eurorack explosion


System-1 Review Part 2 Plug-Out And SH-101 Compared 

Out with the scope


BPM 2014: MPC 1.7 OS Update 

We talk to the chief engineer


Bitwig Review - Part 2 - A Closer Look 

Gaz Williams takes us through more features