The Medusa is the mind-bending result of a collaboration between Athens-based synth wizards Dreadbox and Polish innovators Polyend. The worlds of analog and digital collide in spectacular fashion, resulting in a sprawling array of features and sounds that’ll inspire and terrify in equal measure.
The right side of the Medusa boasts a whole host of controls and parameters to tweak your sound. Sliders to control levels and filters, buttons to toggle features, tempo sync and LFOs, knobs to tweak pitch and frequency – the works.
Then there’s the grid. This imposing 64-pad silicon surface is the key that unlocks the true power of the Medusa. The grid allows you to play the Medusa like an instrument – responsive, dynamic and surprisingly intuitive. It also acts as a sequencer, fully customisable with 256 presets to get you started.
Endless Tonal Possibilities
By combining classic analog synthesis with cutting-edge digital functionality, Dreadbox and Polyend have struck gold. Three analog oscillators provide a typically versatile old-school palette. Think back to the golden age of modular synthesis – warm, dynamic tones that ooze organic charm.
A 24dB analog filter allows further shaping, but introducing the digital side blows it wide open. FM frequency modulation, a noise generator, 3 different play modes via the grid – borderline-infinite possibilities.
- Rugged desktop-style aluminium enclosure
- 64 fully responsive and customizable, three-dimensional expressive pads
- Three sequencing modes: step, live and incremental, with advanced voice and sequence randomizer onboard
- Two OLED displays for the grid and controls respectively
- Three different play modes: monophonic, semi-poliphonic x3, semi-poliphonic x6
- Audio input lets you use the power of Medusa with external audio sources
- Five independent and adjustable low-frequency oscillators with an extensive pool of parameters to control
- Mixer for all seven paths of independent analog, digital and noise voices
- Customisable user menus and parameters for end-to-end personalisation