Doepfer Dark Energy 2 Analogue Synth w/ MIDI & CV/Gate

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Manufacturer: Doepfer

Category: Keyboards & Synths



As the Dark Energy (I) had to be discontinued because an important electronic part (CEM3394) is no longer available we decided to do a redesign of the Dark Energy. The new Dark Energy II looks like the Dark Energy I at first sight. But the basic sound of Dark Energy II is clearly different from version I because of the new circuits for VCO, VCF and VCA.

Dark Energy II is a monophonic stand-alone synthesizer with USB and Midi interface. The sound generation and all modulation sources are 100% analog, only the USB/Midi interface contains digital components. Dark Energy is built into a rugged black metal case with wooden side plates. High quality potentiometers with metal shafts are used and each potentiometer - except the filter mode control - is fixed to the case (no wobbly shafts and knobs). The distance between the controls is a bit wider compared to A-100 modules and knobs with vintage look are used.

Additional Info

Additional Info

  • 12dB multimode filter with lowpass, notch, highpass and bandpass (instead of 24dB lowpass of Dark Energy I)
  • the previous LM control of the filter becomes the filter type control Mode (continuous crossfade lowpass – notch – highpass – bandpass)
  • the modulation level control of the filter “XFM” has so-called “polarizer” function. The modulation source (LFO2 or ADSR) selected by the Source switch may affect the filter frequency in a positive (right half of the control range) or negative way (left half of the control range)
  • the waveform switch is used to select between saw and clipped, inverted saw (in the center position the saw is off)
  • the basic waveform of the VCO is saw (not triangle like the Dark Energy I).
  • the VCA has a exponential scale (not the combined linear/exponential scale of Dark Energy I)
  • because of the pure analog circuit and the temperature control it may take up to 20-30 minutes until the VCO is in tune.
  • The sound of the Dark Energy II differs clearly from the Dark Energy I (mainly because of the completely different filter type). If you already own a Dark Energy I, the Dark Energy II can be used as an expansion. But you will not be able to copy sounds of the Dark Energy I with the Dark Energy II (and vice versa).
  • For users with electronic knowledge the Dark Energy II offers much more internal expansion features than the Dark Energy I. For example terminals (pin headers) for these features are available: VCO Hard Sync, linear VCO FM, rectangle and sawtoooth output of the VCO, lowpass/bandpass/highpass output of the VC, Reset/Sync/Direction for each LFO, rectangle and triangle output for each LFO. In addition an improved version of the glide option is in the planning stage that allows to turn on/off the glide function via Midi control change messages.
Manufacturer's Part Number DARK-ENERGY-II
Manufacturer Doepfer
also known as Doepfer Dark Energy 2 Synth, dark energy 2, dopefer dark energy 2, doepher dark energy 2
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