No flash plug
Always nice to see Mr Doepfer at the shows, no matter what, he's always cheerful and surrounded by a mountain of modular gear.
This year he was also showing off the new Doepfer DIY synth, the touch keyboard and a couple of other gems - never one to let the grass grow and all that.
Great stuff! Would have liked it though if he had also talked about the new step sequencer that's so prominently blinking its red led's in the background! :-)
22-Jan-10 08:49 AM
Love the idea of the DIY and at a around a Â£100 worth a crack at.
22-Jan-10 05:32 PM
would have been nice if nick clarified if the wiring diagram would be included or not, i think deiter misheard him
22-Jan-10 06:12 PM
I think it will only appeal to the synth soldering freaks. Because it looks it's only the CPU, you have to buy the rest (buttons etc...). To me, it looks as if they had a stock of chips to get rid off. I do not understand why they do not build on the MS 404 approach more, unless they do not think they are in the business of mass producing, but rather "boutique". Net net, I think this is for a niche.
23-Jan-10 03:40 AM
Another boring crap bullshit like Dark Energy. Enough is enough Dr. Doepfer! I still have a Ms 404 but i turned back my the Dark E. after 3 Days. Never again Doepfer.
23-Jan-10 07:48 PM
I don't understand the harsh critics here.. I'm with Doepfer since the early 90s and he had a heart for all creative DIYers in the world showing their creatures made one Doepfers stuff on his homepage. And what's wrong about the idea to add some products to the catalog for the highly increasing community of DIYers? The aim of Doepfer, Cwejman, Macbeth and all the other manufacturers is NOT to support your very special needs. I think the DIY-synth is not that revolution some pampered people are asking for, but if the price is ok I'll get one or two.
24-Jan-10 07:40 AM
After one year in the repair shop, the Elka Synthex returns to Sonar Traffic
So much power in a small package - but how does it perform?