Housed in a diminutive 1RU casing, this device has the characteristic controls of an analog synthesiser but with MIDI control and patch memory.
Two linkable channels are provided, one based on a sine wave oscillator and the other based on a red noise source. Along with more easily recognisable controls are two unique features; a constant power filter on the noise channel for full bodied frequency sweeps, and a variable amplitude curve on the tone channel for compression effects.
The controls, from left to right:
- Attack Level
- Pitch Envelope Depth
- Pitch Envelope Decay
- Distortion Drive
- Amplitude Envelope Curve
- Amplitude Envelope Decay
- Filter Center Frequency
- Filter Width
- Decay 1
- Decay 2
All of the controls are available for automation over MIDI, for more details see the manual.
A short audio demo is available here, it is a single pass recording of a pair of dDS units fed into a Yamaha 02R mixer to provide EQ and Reverb. All automation in the recording was done on the dDS.