Dreadbox is giving its portable analog mono synth beast Typhon a big 2.0 update with new Sinevibes granular effects, many improvements, and more.
There are tons of mono analog synthesizers on the market. On the one hand, it is nice to have so much choice, on the other, it’s getting boring. Especially where Behringer only publishes clones in the same format. Mono, basic concepts, and no patch memory. When Dreadbox introduced the Typhon in June, the mono synth world finally got moving again. This is because the synth is not another simple mono synth.
New Features In Typhon 2.0
Let’s start with the nicest news. Typhon 2.0 now includes numerous new effects that make it an absolute ambient Synthesizer. New effects are a Barber Pole phaser shifter, granular pitch shifter, soft reverb, and granular cloud reverb. The latter is also available as a plug-in for Korg synthesizers and sounds super lovely. Once active, the synth floats on an ambient cloud that you don’t want to come down from.
Also onboard is a new highpass filter accessible on the FX1 page. Perfect for cutting unwanted low-frequency signals from your main timbre. It also brings a new catch mode for the sliders and the knobs as well as two new modes for MIDI CC. You can choose between an overriding and additive mode.
Improvements & Bug Fixes
- FX1 page fully reworked.
- SET page fully reworked
- master level / preset, accessible via the SET page
- FFM (filter FM) moved from FX1 to SET page
- FX1 level control over the distortion algorithms
- FX1 mix control over the decimator
- Reverb on FX3 has a new name: L RVRB (large reverb)
- LFO, Random & delay time has now sync options to BPM
- External MIDI clock sync + start/stop midi orders for the sequencer
- Full CC documentation
- Few shortcuts over some settings
- Global settings are now stored on power off
- Menu map fully reworked
- fixing a bug when setting a BPM above 133, the clock was drifting & one that caused heavy latency to the midi input (around 15ms)
In summary, I can only say a very successful update. The collaboration between Dreadbox and Sinevibes continues in the updates. Awesome. One can only hope that in the future we will see a polyphonic Typhon Synthesizer from both companies. That would be the cherry on the cake.
Dreadbox Typhon 2.0 firmware update is available now as a free download. Typhon is out now for 343€.
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