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Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:51 pm
by mattio
I just placed my order for one of these. Looks pretty kool to me, I keep convincing myself that it´ll be a nice replacement for the MS 10 I sold a couple of years ago #-o . Apparently there´s going to be a few weeks before they are ready to ship their second production series. So in all breifness; anyone got one yet or any other opinions on it?

Thanks,

Mattio

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:04 pm
by matia
it looks to be very cool. we've got an ms20 at the studio and i doubt it will do THAT sound but it has a certain raspyness from what i can hear from the few demos floating around.

btw ... nice name.

-matia

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:16 am
by pflosi
im also thinking bout getting one... though im sure it wont beat my ms10/20 combo ;) but it would for sure be a nice addition to complement those! more lfos and EGs...

would also be interested in some statements bout sound / build quality

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:15 am
by maindeglorie
Well... it's just an A-111-5 in a case with their midi module, so I would say the build quality will be good. I never had a problem with my Doepfer modules. May I suggest to anyone interested in the Dark Energy to not get it and instead get the module. There is a new MIDI interface module from doepfer that will be able to control up to 4 A-115's. THAT will be pretty awesome. Like a totally modular PerFourmer.

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:16 am
by pflosi
...but it looks so much cooler than the doepfer modules... ;)

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:54 am
by maindeglorie
You can't afford spray paint? :-D

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:41 pm
by pflosi
:lol:

was more thinking bout the knobs...

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:08 am
by Christopher Winkels
Dark Energy or Tom Oberheim neo-SEM? SEM or DE? Decisions, decisions....

s**t, I'll just buy both.

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:33 am
by Joey
anyone want to lend me some cash?

...by lend i mean give indefinitely

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:19 pm
by Belaya
the bank perhaps? :wink:

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:21 pm
by 3rdConstruction
Joey wrote:anyone want to lend me some cash?

...by lend i mean give indefinitely
...i just caught on to the fine print. :-"

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:25 pm
by mattio
8) ....ok, so it arrived. Build quality is top notch. I haven´t played around with it enough yet ( as I also took delivery of an early 80´s Tascam M-35 with M-35 EX 8 channel expander today ), but soundwise it´s very nice. It has that nice raspiness I´ve been wanting since I let my MS 10 go and the LFO´s are sick with their slow, medium and fast settings. I am not going to compare it to anything but I´m liking it a lot really. Great filter and some semi modular options going that I didn´t get around to yet. All in all a great little noisemaker :D

Mattio

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:02 am
by Shanesaw
Cool! Too bad they dont let you specify what kind of filter you can get. Like a "Wasp" filter edition etc. Congrats!

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:59 am
by Sir Ruff
Shanesaw wrote:Cool! Too bad they dont let you specify what kind of filter you can get. Like a "Wasp" filter edition etc. Congrats!
yeah, that would've been a great idea, but maybe too ambitious for doepfer :roll: But otherwise, it's a cool looking box.

Unfortunately, with the imminent release of the new SEM, it's not quite as attractive: $200 more gets you a full patch panel, another oscillator and a multi-mode filter...

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:14 am
by tyrannosaurus mark
Looks like such a pretty and nice sounding instrument. DSI could take a few cues from the way this thing looks!