Dreadbox Abyss

Four Voice Analog Synthesizer

  • Stable aluminium housing
  • All discrete, analog components
  • 4 Playing modes: Unison, polyphony, chords (+ user chords), multi channel
  • 1 VCO + 1 sub oscillator per voice
  • White noise generator
  • Independent wave shaping modulator
  • Polyphonic glide function
  • 4 Independent LFOs (one LFO per voice) for vibrato speed
  • Depth and delay adjustable
  • Vibratos and glide can be set out of phase via the Detune (Vibrato) control
  • VCO autotune function
  • Fine tune control
  • Resonating 4-pole 24 db low pass filter (based on the Murmux series)
  • ADSR filter envelope generator
  • Separate ADSR envelope generator for VCA
  • Velocity via EG Attack rate or EG level
  • OTA-based overdrive
  • Erebus "Vintage" delay
  • 4-Stage analog phase shifter
  • Reflector: 1024-stage BBD-based chorus /flanger /echo unit
  • 2 Analog LFOs including 4 waves to control filter reflector, delay, phaser
  • CV control for filters, phaser, delay and reflector
  • External audio input (effect stage)
  • Dry output (dry signal without effects)
  • 4 Modulation wheel options (VCO rate VCO depth, wave, wave depth)
  • MIDI in/thru
  • Dimensions: 350 x 195 x 170 mm
  • Weight: 2.38 kg

Further information

Design Desktop
Polyphony 4
Sound Generation Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Thru
Storage Medium None
USB-port No
Effects Yes
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display No

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Wonderfully different Polysynth

Gareth8213, 09.01.2018
This synth probably isn't for everyone. It's definitely quirky but the sounds you can get from it are superb and retro if that is what you are after. The built in fx section is great and integral to the sound design process using this synth. Definitely has that Erebus sound.
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Dr.Mono , 07.12.2017
The best analog synthesizer I've bought since the 80's. Extremely big pots, lively basic sound. The highlight, however, are the internal fully analog effects: Phaser, Delay and Reflector (a kind of chorus). These can be modulated not only in addition via CV, also the external input uses this effect section. Thus, you can use the device as an analogue effects box. The result is very vintage, very lively and usually - especially if you turn the feedback of the delay so far that it oscillates - often relatively unpredictable (but of course within controllable and controllable limits). For me it's always an adventure to send external drum machines or samples through the Abyss. It bluzts and whistles - if you want. Every clinical sound gets life. You have to thank the manufacturers for this wonderful machine. If you like Autechre, Aphex Twin or the soundtrack to "Stranger Things", this is the place for you.
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