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Dreadbox Abyss

Post by MyKeyZ » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:10 am

INTRODUCING THE
DREADBOX ABYSS
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SonicState stops by the Dreadbox booth at NAMM '17

ABYSS:
4-Voice Analog Synthesizer

MODE:
* Multi Channel
* Unison
* Polyphonic
* Chords (Appear to be 7 different switch settings)

MOD WHEEL:
switch for (v rate, v depth, wave, w depth)

VCO:
Rate (amount)
Depth (amount)
Wave (appears to be a single blending [square, saw, pulse?] and non-blending [pulse?, square, saw, noise] waveform dial)
Sub (amount)
Glide (amount)
Detune (VCO)
Detune (LFO)
Vibrato (rate)
Vibrato (depth)

VCF:
Cutoff (amount; misspelled as two words)
Velocity (amount)
Reson (amount)
A D S R (envelope)
Level (envelope)
LFO A (amount, to cutoff?)
LFO B (amount; to cutoff?)

LFO:
Rate A (amount)
Rate B (amount)
2x waveform selectors (square, ramp, saw, triangle)

VCA
Drive (amount)
A D S R (vca)

REFLECTOR:
Time (amount)
Res (amount)
Mix (amount)
LFO A (amount; to time?)

DELAY:
Time (amount)
Feed (amount)
Mix (amount)
LFO B (amount; to time?)

PHASER:
Res (amount)
Bias (amount)
LFO B (amount; to ???)

No talk, just sound...

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Re: Dreadbox Abyss

Post by MyKeyZ » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:39 am

Chord demo:

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Re: Dreadbox Abyss

Post by zaphod betamax » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:13 pm

Was this synth forgotten in time and space?


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Re: Dreadbox Abyss

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:17 pm

That kind of brass sound can be done with a few different Moogs or Oberheims, I remember hearing them on records back in the 70s. I see he used two Abysses to make that sound. It does sound nice.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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Re: Dreadbox Abyss

Post by zaphod betamax » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:34 pm

I set up both Abyss with the lowest resonance possible.
It did have a sort of retro feel to my ears.
At present both my Abyss are in storage though.
This video was the last one I did before "boxing them up"!

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