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Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:02 am
by Duncanperson
Just saw this on the Dark Energy page on the Doepfer website "Planned expansion for 2010 (without obligation): Dark Time"
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Looks interesting, nice small compact step sequencer... what do you people think? I know it's not definite at this point, but I think it would be pretty cool, might do quite well - considering the amount of hype the dark energy got.... It would certainly go nicely with one of those new SEMs :D

Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:09 am
by Hybrid88
Duncanperson wrote:Looks interesting, nice small compact step sequencer... what do you people think? I know it's not definite at this point, but I think it would be pretty cool, might do quite well - considering the amount of hype the dark energy got....
Wow, this actually looks really cool, hope they get the priceing right though - mind you, this exact type of sequencer can be made by DIY'ers without too much effort.
Duncanperson wrote:It would certainly go nicely with one of those new SEMs :D
Oh yeah, that would be a damn nice combo ;)

Shame, I would be really cool to sit one of these and a moog CP-251 on top of an MS-20 but I guess it'll only be v/oct.

Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:35 am
by Computer Controlled
Looking forward to this one. Though it'll probably be pricey.

Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:58 am
by KLAXON
Hybrid88 wrote: Wow, this actually looks really cool, hope they get the priceing right though - mind you, this exact type of sequencer can be made by DIY'ers without too much effort.
That was my first thought as well. Cool, but this kind of thing can easily be DIY'd, especially so with all the many different PCB sets available these days.

Though I realize for the majority it won't matter as DIY is not something many like to do even if they have to pay 10x+ as much for some preassembled kit. ;)

Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:23 am
by Syn303
Looks like next-year is going to be a year of step-sequencers!

Colin Fraser's - Cirklon (although still in planning phase)
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Analogue Solutions - Europa (looks MAM-ish with a bit of Electribe thrown in!)
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Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:42 pm
by KLAXON
Syn303 wrote:Looks like next-year is going to be a year of step-sequencers!

Colin Fraser's - Cirklon (although still in planning phase)
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Wow, I had completely forgetten that there was a new P3 in the works.

Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:29 pm
by otto
Cool, it probably wont be super cheap just because knobs, jacks, switches are the expensive components. However, I can't see why it would be much differently priced than the dark energy. While there are many similar DIY options this is nice cause its a professional looking slick package.

Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:30 pm
by otto
Cool, it probably wont be super cheap just because knobs, jacks, switches are the expensive components. However, I can't see why it would be much differently priced than the dark energy. While there are many similar DIY options this is nice cause its a professional looking slick package.

Re: Doepfer Dark Time

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:40 pm
by Syn303
I do know there is also talk of Doepfer doing a expansion module for the Dark Energy called Dark Matter which will have noise, second VCO, second envelope, multimode VCF, S&H, VCLFO with reset, attenuators and some more functions.

Statement from Dieter Doepfer "The Dark Time is still in the design state and the picture is a very early preliminary. I assume
that the Dark Time will be in the same price range as the Dark Energy (without obligation). It will be available not before spring 2010."