Doepfer Dark Time - analog sequencer

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Dark Time is an 2 x8 steps analog sequencer with CV/Gate, USB and Midi interface. It is planned in the first place as an add-on for the Dark Energy but may be used even in combination with other Midi, USB or CV/Gate equipment too. 

- two rows with 8 controls each 

- for each step: 
- rotary control (same knob type as Dark Energy) 
- red LED 
- three-position switch On/Off/Skip 
- three-position switch Stop/Continue/Jump 

- several operating modes: 
- 1x16 (i.e. the two rows are daisy-chained) 
- 2x8 (i.e. both rows run in parallel) 
- 1-8 Combi (lower row set individual gate lenght of the upper row) 

- several running directions: 
- forward 
- backward 
- random 

- several voltage / tuning ranges: 1V, 2V, 5V (corresponding to 1/2/5 octaves) 

- gate voltage 0/+5V (please refer to the remarks below concerning devices with S-Trigger or Korg MS10/MS20) 

- quantization on/off/custom scale (custom scale not yet available in the first firmware version) 

- when quantization is "off" the resolution is still 10 bit (i.e. 1024 steps over the full rotating range of each potentiometer), from this the term "quantization off" is not fully correct, with quantization "on" the resolution is 13/25/61 steps for 1/2/5 octaves 

- transpose via switch (-1/0/+1 octave), Midi/USB or external CV input 

- timing control, selected by a three position switch: 
- internal via built-in clock oscillator with frequency and pulsewidth controls 
- external via Midi/USB 
- external via analog clock/start/stop 

- analog interface for CV/gate/clock/Start-Stop (inputs and outputs, 3.5 mm miniature jack sockets) 

- USB interface (power supply via USB is not possible) 

- optically adapted to Dark Energy (same knobs, same depth and height, same wooden side plates and so on) 

- Powered via external power supply (12 AC/min. 400mA) for 230V 

- powering the device via USB is not possible, because the analog circuits require a dual voltage (+/-12V). 

Additional remarks and specs: 

- for devices with S-Trigger inputs (e.g. Moog) or the Korg synthesizers MS-10/MS-20 a special S-Trig cable is required to connect the gate output of the Dark Time to the Gate/S-Trig input of the synth 

- Distance between the knobs (center - center): ~ 25 mm, diameter of the knobs: ~ 16 mm 

- Distance between the toggle switches (center - center): ~ 12.5 mm 

- Distance between knobs and switches (center - center): ~ 20 mm 

- The metal case is made of 1 mm steel, black coated with white printing 

- The wooden side plates can be removed if desired. They are mounted by means of two screws to the metal box. The holes in the metal box can be used also to mount several devices together (e.g. with common wooden side plates on both ends) or to mount the Dark Time to one or two Dark Energy. 

- The device can be positioned horizontal (desk top) or vertical 

- These parts are included: power supply (12V AC/min. 400mA) for 230V mains voltage with European mains plug, one USB cable (type A-B, 2 m length) and four A-100 patch cables (two 50 cm length and two 80 cm length)

technical details

248 x 145 x 75mm 

USB input 
MIDI input 
MIDI output 
CV1 input 
CV2 input 
CV1 output 
CV2 output 
Gate1 output 
Gate2 output 
Clock input 
Clock output 
Reset input 
Reset output 
Start/Stop input 
Start/Stop output 
12 Volt power supply

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