Dreadbox Nymphes

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6-Voice Analogue Desktop Synthesizer

  • 6 different selectable playing modes
  • 1 VCO with different waveforms: sawtooth,square and triangle with variable PWM
  • 1 sub oscillator
  • 24dB resonant low pass filter
  • 6dB high pass filter
  • LFO per voice fixed to pitch and filter cutoff
  • LFO 2 free assignable
  • 2 envelope generators
  • Built-in digital reverb
  • 98 presets (49 factory and 49 user)
  • 2 different fader modes selectable: Catch or Jump
  • USB connection
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm jack
  • Unbalanced mono output: 6.3 mm TS
  • MIDI: 3.5 mm jack
  • Power supply via USB
  • Dimensions: 240 x 124 x 37 mm
  • Weight: 0.75 kg
  • Incl. 3.5 mm TRS-MIDI Type A to DIN5 adapter and USB cable
  • Suitable USB power adapter: Art. 278119 (not included in delivery)
Available since December 2021
Item number 527701
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Design Desktop
Polyphony 6
Sound Generation Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In
Storage Medium None
USB-port Yes
Effects Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No
Optional Expansions None
Special Features None
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£399
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Great sounds, the interface will turn off some people.
Benjamin850 16.02.2022
The synth sounds in this unit are good; if you are looking for something near the sounds of a Juno, this box can get extremely close with its voicing structure. No stereo output or Chorus effect onboard, that would have made this even closer to the classic Juno sound.

A few gripes:
First, the interface is awkward, which is forgivable considering the form factor, but should still be acknowledged. It's easy to lose track of what each slider will control whilst the various submenu modes are engaged, and the method of entering submenus is unfamiliar so there is a learning curve.

Second, the only option to power this synth is with a USB cable. In my home studio setup with many other small synths and devices, adding another USB-powered device often means other devices will pick up ground noise when a new device is added. No, I'm not plugging the USB into my computer to power the synth, just using a USB power delivery device.. but then sending analog audio out from this device into an interface or mixer on the same electrical power circuit means that the noise dumped from one device to ground can get picked up by another device and fed back into the audio path.

Third: Tuning stability could be a bit better. I've kept this synth in the same indoor space for a few weeks and I've had to calibrate the oscillators a few times to keep them in tune. Not really a problem, as VCOs do that and that's part of their appeal, but worth a mention. The audible calibration sounds cool while it's happening, though.

Fourth: The only onboard effect is a digital reverb that just does not sound good to me. Very metallic and granular, I just always turn it off since it doesn't lend itself to the type of sound I'm using this for. An onboard stereo chorus would have been a better inclusion in my opinion.
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Sounds great out of the box.
Kev 0 12.01.2022
-Menu system is pretty easy to get the hang of, doesn't feel slow (definitely not any slower than extensive menu diving with a screen).

-The reverb is mono, but if you like spring reverbs it sounds nice. I prefer it to the ridiculous shimmer reverbs that are popular. Obviously it's still digital, but this one has character!

-The shift functions are a little annoying, but I can understand why they brought the functions they did to the front panel. To put it in perspective: it's a lot less hassle to hold shift and move a slider (for lets say the high pass filter) than it would be to go into a menu, then a sub menu to change it.

If you like Japanese sounding polys, this is for you. Looking forward to diving deeper with this one.
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Absolutely perfect
bnxs 17.04.2022
The most versatile analog poly synth in relation to the price and form factor. Killer product really!!! . The shift function is slightly annoying but hey look what's inside this little box
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Solid little Poly
Eebs 27.12.2022
The Nymhes is a great little poly synth with a solid analog sound. It takes a little to get used to the layout and workflow but it all makes sense real quick and you'll be having analog fun in no time.
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