Dreadbox Hypnosis


#1

New FX box with rad 80s paint job


Dreadbox Hypnosis 2
NAMM 2019 predictions / releases
#2

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So it looks both analog and digital (likely). If it’s digital that’s new for Dreadbox (by themselves).


#3

Someone sent me this clip earlier. I’m on the road and my earbuds are messed up, so all I heard was a very basic arp. Certainly looks ‘interesting’ and am always interested in what Dreadbox are up to.
EDIT! Just saw it :slight_smile:


#4

Instant win purely for the paint job alone.


#5

49 Memorys 7 banks of 7.
Wonder if the pink area to the left is a display, i’m guessing yes.
Looks well layed out and straight forward, despite it’s ‘space age’ styling.


#6

Fresh Prince or what!
Saved by the Bell even :joy:


#7

Isn’t that pink area the reverb tank?


#8

There’s a Freeze Button!!! Cool.

Bottom row with green around it.


#9

So the delay is analog Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD), so that’s not digital. Maybe the Chorus Flanger isn’t digital either.

You could do freeze with the Bucket Brigade, so i will change what i said earlier about this being a combination analog and digital device, this could be purely analog.


#10

That’s pretty cool if it is. Looks like Dreadbox had a lot of fun doing this, as per usual for them – fun for them to make means fun to use for us.


#11

it clearly says “stereo digital delay” though. and “analog spring reverb” (which I think rotallytuined is right, the pink “display” is actually a window to the spring; which is… friggin’ RAD!). so that only leaves the question of whether chorus-flanger is analog or digital.

regardless, I am stoked on this thing. effects I love by a company who makes awesome stuff, styled like a skateboard I had in the 80’s… what more could I ask for?


#12

There is discussion in general whether Bucket Brigade is analog or not. It gets called digital but it can be considered technically an analog effect. Reference: Wikipedia on Bucket Brigade Device.

Perhaps what this is, is an digital simulation of an analog bucket brigade device. None of this really matters.


#13

eh, fair enough. I moreso meant that if their marketing calls one effect analog and the other digital, it’s fair to assume it’s digital. we’ll have to wait until more details emerge though.

honestly I don’t care either way, if it sounds good. although an all analog delay line would drive up the price.


#14

CDM says the delay in the Hypnosis is bucket brigade.


#15

I thought the delay was digital? You’d need quite a few BBD chips for long delay lines… The chorus/flanger stuff can be obtained with just one BBD chip, so guessing thats what they’ve done here.


#16

It probably is digital.


#17

Youtube description sez

Time Effects Processor with 3 Independent Effects :
Analog Spring Reverb with a 3-Spring Tank and a Unique Pitch Modulation Circuit
Stereo Analog BBD Chorus-Flanger with 3 LFO Waves
Stereo Digital Delay with 3 Delay Types and Freeze Function
Variable Input and Output Gain Controls (from MIC to Eurorack Levels)
Saves up to 49 Presets

Looks pretty straightforward, and non-confusing to me.

The BBD is for the chorus-flanger, which perhaps some may recall is a type of effect created in the analog domain with very very short delay times.

The digital delay is a separate effect.


#18

So i see the freeze button being used at :24 seconds into the video, together with the Delay control.

The youtube description also says Available Summer 2019.


#19

this description is slightly different than the youtube screen capture above (2nd post; doesn’t say analog or BBD for the chorus-flanger). which is what I was going off of. makes sense now.


#20

The BBD on my prophet 6 is digital. It’s pretty good. People digital is not bad. Play with a novation peak and see for yourselves