Before Superbooth Polyend (SEQ, PERC) and Dreadbox (Abyss, Hades) gave the world a sneak peek of their new collaborative music machine, Medusa. This synth and controller fuses the best of Dreadbox's analog and digital synthesizer mastery with Polyend's sequencing and pad control know-how.
Here's a video from Superbooth18 of the Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa in action:
There's a fascinating combination of skillsets that have gone into making one machine. Medusa isn't just a sequencer bolted on to a synthesizer, a lot more thought has gone into making the 64-pad Grid section MPE compatible so it is a musical controller as well as a sequencer. On the synthesizer side, Dreadbox have included 3 analog oscialltors, 3 digital oscillators, FM features, 5 independent DADSR envelopes, and 3 filter types.
Additionally, Medusa can be played as a monophonic or paraphonic synth with up to 6 oscillators as separate voices!
We're defintely happy that both companies collaborated and can't wait to get hands on with Medusa...
Here's the details you need to know about Medusa. (video to follow).
Medusa hybrid synthesizer is a fruit of the collaboration between Dreadbox and Polyend companies. It has emerged from both teams unusual approach to integrating analog and digital domains into a totally new quality. The innovative way of connecting a classic synthesis character with the digital versatility and unique musical controller brings out the best of these two worlds. Seems like a simple addition. But this fusion brings something that has never been available before.
Medusa hybrid synthesizer will be available during summer 2018 at 999€
Medusa hybrid synthesizer materialized from the genuine passion and a positive relationship between Dreadbox and Polyend synthesized in the proper way. At first, there was a simple desire to add a sequencer and preset functionalities to the famous Dreadbox analog voices. But as the more you have, the more you want, this liaison grew up to something utterly unique and totally different than initially planned. It’s all about revealing new quality and ideas in music.
Available: Late Summer / September 2018