The Erica Synths PĒRKONS HD-01 drum machine and synth is ready for a second production run

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The Erica Synths PĒRKONS HD-01 drum machine and synth is ready for a second production run

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The interesting synth and drum machine hybrid instrument has finally received the necessary micro-controllers needed to ship out more

Erica Synths have announced the PĒRKONS HD-01 is ready to run a second batch after the first completely sold, ahving secured all the necessary components through supply chain difficulties with a small increase in cost.

What you need to know:

  • Erica Synths have announced the PĒRKONS HD-01 synth/drum machine combo is ready for a second run
  • The interesting combo has four individual synth voices with eight parameters each with a dedicated 16 step sequencer for each voice.
  • There’s individual sends, returns and outputs for each synth module with complete MIDI compatibility available.

Read all the latest product news here.

Orders made before June 22 will ship in August/September, while orders made after June 22 will ship starting October, assuming no manufacturing delays occur.

The PĒRKONS HD-01 is somewhat of a hybrid between a synth and drum machine with analog filters and effects for a complete package.

With four sonically versatile voices, each voice on the PĒRKONS HD-01 features three sound engine modes, a filter, tuning, an FX send, drive controls plus two mode specific parameters.

Sequencing on this new Erica Synths device is much like operating a drum machine, with each synth voice having a 16-step sequencer to program with. There’s four time divisions and time multiplications available with per-step ratchets and probablilites.

Inbuilt is a bucket brigade device (BBD) analog delay with variable feedback for achieving classic delay tones. Alongside this, an analog optical compressor is here, which is sure to crunch up your sounds in no time. There’s master LFO modulation settings to use with your synth tones including morphing waveforms, phase shift and 8 destinations.

All voice parameters can be saved as KITS, which can be saved in one of 64 slots with 64 pattern memories and more through the available SD slot. PĒRKONS HD-01 can send MIDI in and out, so the four programmable sequencers can be used as a live performance tool for analog gear or you can sequence the device externally.

Erica Synths says about this new hybrid device: “PĒRKONS HD-01 is a unique live performance and sound design instrument that tears down the borders between drum machine, synthesizer and drone instrument. Time to ride the skies!”

Sounds sweet.

Head to Erica Synths for more information.