And look at what it is now – they totally transformed it with the Polyend sequencer part. (Think this colab will be a good thing for both companies.)
The matrix looks flat? Totally different approach to a synth with sequencer than the Elektron model. There is not enoough detail in the pictures to make out the Dreadbox part yet – though i imagine it carries over a lot of the good parts from the Medusa prototype in the pictures in this thread above. The interface on the synth part looks really different.
Parameter locks?? Regardless i expect it to sound really good like the earlier Medusa proto.
Dreadbox better get ready for manufacture, because i think there should be some good demand, if they get the price right.
ADDED: This is speculation – they have 8 rows on the sequencer so it could be longer than eight ‘beats’ or it could affect multiple parameters simultaneously. Looking forward to hearing more on this.