Superbooth 22: Dreadbox Dysmetria Analog Groove Synthesizer

Dreadbox Dysmetry ·

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Dysmetria is the DIY kit that follows on from last year’s Dysphonia. It’s an analog groove synthesizer with two oscillators, a sequencer and is in limited supply.


I really enjoyed Dysphonia, both the idea and the construction of it. Now it’s going to have a companion in the form of Dysmetria that follows the same build-it-yourself kit concept. You end up with a shiny Eurorack module or a desktop modular synthesizer.

This time we have two analog oscillators, a noise generator and a voltage controlled mixer and an FM section. This feeds a 2-pole resonant filter with lowpass and bandpass outputs. Two simple decay envelopes are handy for operating the mixer and filter or whatever else you want to hook them up to. And there are 15 patch points to give you every opportunity to tweak routing and modulation.

The big problem with this one is the 32 step sequencer. This is what gives Dysmetria its “analog groove”. There are three modes which I believe are Play, Live and Rec although it is unclear at this time how they differ. It seems to have an SH-101 style recording method where you cycle through pitches and silences. You can also add velocity and accent and up to 16 presets can be saved.

Dysmetria looks simple and fun, and Dreadbox says it’s an easy build for beginners. It is available now for €200 in limited numbers for delivery in a few weeks. This is just a DIY kit where you will need a soldering iron and some tricks.

Dreadbox is on stand 0131.

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