Dreadbox gives the Typhon analog mono synth, made in collaboration with Sinevibes, in firmware 4.0 a massive I/O boost with both audio & MIDI via USB
The Typhon is probably one of the most exciting mono analog synthesizers in recent years. Not only because it’s not a clone, but mainly because it’s made by two young, innovative music tech companies in a remarkable collaboration.
The Greek experts from Dreadbox were responsible for the analog area. For the effects area is Sinevibes from Ukraine responsible who presented us high-end, affordable effects plugins and extensions for Korg synthesizers like on an assembly line in recent years. Two companies have found each other in Typhon and if the rumors are to be believed, they will extend their relationship in polyphonic. Today Typhon got another update which makes it even more interesting.
The new firmware 4.0 for the Dreadbox Typhon does not bring any new sound design features but gives the I / O a huge boost. First, it adds MIDI over USB. So the Typhon synth becomes a MIDI/USB device and can now send and receive MIDI messages from a Computer. This feature can work in parallel to the DIN5 MIDI and the user can select the port configurations from the global settings. Thus, you can now build editors for it.
Also new is audio over USB. This is a very big step in my opinion. A functionality that only very few synths offer (Roland …). In this case, Typhon will act as an audio/USB device. This feature enables Typhon to act as an audio input and be recorded from a computer directly without the use of a sound card. This feature was added to prevent ground loops between the audio interface and the synth. Clever addition.
Further, they fixed a bug that occurred on unit startup under certain circumstances. All in all a very welcoming update for the Typhon. It’s great to see that a company invests so much power in an already released product. Thanks, Dreadbox and Sinevibes.
The new Dreadbox Typhon firmware 4.0 is available now in a beta version.
More information here: Dreadbox
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