I am looking at adding a Dreadbox Hades or Erebus synth to my setup for bass duties.
The plan is to sequence it from the digitone using a midi channel - then have it’s mono output feedback into the digitone for additional effects.
Does anyone use this combo?
Would you recommend it?
Which synth would be better for bass - is the extra cost of the Erebus worth it?
Any concerns or feedback is very much welcome - this would be my first time trying to add a non-elektron synth into my setup and I think I am ready.
Thanks in advance and have a creative day.
I’d look long and hard at the Toraiz AS-1 first.
That NYX is pretty sick if you can find one.
Pretty accurate as I have been looking hard at this synth too!
Is it easy to change patterns easily on the AS1? I would be using it live so this is important.
Thanks for the input.
The same person in my area is also selling that one - which of the three would be best for bass do you think?
I don’t know, I’m not sure what you’re looking for. I like it because it sounds very dark and beefy, and especially with the onboard reverb (which is very cavern-like) allows it to become an atmosphere machine when sequenced.
I agree with person above me, it’s also capable of making bright chip tune stuff. The dreadbox erebus is neato
I own both, the NYX and the Erebus. For bass duties definitely the Erebus. For blade runner type atmospheric soundscapes the NYX is your partner in crime
Re Hades vs Erebus, the Hades is limited to bass while the Erebus does bass as well as leads. In other words, the Hades is a limited/reduced version of the Erebus.
I love the Erebus, super creamy sound, the bass is powerful and deep, lead sounds are amazing also, + easy to design sounds on it. The filter is a 2-pole (-12db) LP filter that‘s notched, so it gets a little rowdy as you mess with the resonance. I find the bass sounds more aggressive than eg that Moog sound but much rounder than eg a DSI sound. If you want that Moog bass, obviously the Moog Minitaur does that in a similar price range (or a Moog Mother 32).
I own an Erebus v2, the newer v3 looks awesome also - with one more oscillator, one additional envelope etc…can‘t go wrong with either.
Great answer - thank so much.
I’ll have to think a bit more on this - and maybe the Erebus is worth the increased funding…