Polyend Medusa LE Black Hybrid Synthesizer – No Longer Available
The Dreadbox 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.
The Grid is both a musical controller and sequencer featuring 64 fully responsive and customizable, three-dimension expressive pads. It is capable of storing 256 independent sequences and voice presets. You can choose any modulation parameter per pad for X and Y pressure axis. There are three sequencing modes: step, live and incremental. Sequence notes, parameter locks or even entire synth voice presets per step. The Grid includes advanced voice and sequence randomizer onboard. All necessary Grid information is given on an OLED display with customizable user menus.
ANALOG & DIGITAL MIND
Medusa features synchronizable analog oscillators with the choice of four classic wave types for each of them. It includes one 24 dB classic Dreadbox analog filter with three different types (2pole LP, 4pole LP, HP). FM frequency modulation is separate for oscillators and filter. The noise generator with color shaping in clouds three wavetable digital oscillators. The three different play modes include monophonic, paraphonic x3, paraphonic x6. An audio input lets you use the power of Medusa with external audio sources. A second OLED screen displays all necessary synthesis data.
INDEPENDENCE TIMES TEN
Medusa features five independent and adjustable low-frequency oscillators with an extensive pool of parameters to control along with five independent, adjustable and loopable DADSR envelopes with a wide list of parameters to assign. A mixer is included for all seven paths of independent analog, digital and noisy voices. There is separate volume control for headphone and main audio outputs. Implemented MIDI protocol with bi-directional USB and DIN input, output and through.
All that analog and digital functionality connected in one clearly marked layout sealed in a sturdy tabletop aluminum chassis. Handily placed aluminum covered knobs, informative LED buttons for the comfort of use. The Grid pads made of specially designed silicone, so their immaculately matched density and firmness are providing an instant and precise response.
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