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The Dark Time is a 2x8step analog sequencer with CV/gate, USB and a MIDI interface. In the first place it is planned as an add-on for the Dark Energy but may be used even in combination with other Midi, USB or CV/Gate equipment too. The sequences are output via MIDI but also as CVs which adds to the flexibility of the sequencer.
The unit can play two sequences each with up to eight steps or one sequence with up to 16 steps. Different running directions like forward, backward, random are available and even a "custom" mode which allows for programming your own modes. In the 2x8 mode each sequencer row can play on a separate MIDI channel and they can have different sequence lenghts and running modes.
Each step offers a number of options like skip, mute and reset as well as stop, continue and jump which determine if a step is played or not or if a trigger is output.
The sequences can also be quantised. The Dark Time can be controlled by the internal clock oscillator or externally by clock and start inputs or via MIDI or USB. Transposing sequences is possible by CVs, MIDI or USB.
WIth a long trajectory building synths, MIDI keyboards and designing bespoke devices for music pioneers Kraftwerk, Dieter Doepfer decided to design his own modular synthesizer in 1995 based on existing electrical and mechanical specifications of lab equipment he used during his years at university. The official presentation of the system at 1996 Frankfurt Musikmesse caught everyone by surprise and created lots of interest. After Doepfer published the specifications on his website, many instrument designers and engineers saw the potential of the new Eurorack format. Doepfer continues expanding their catalog of over 200 modules (and counting), operating from their modest offices in the outskirts of Munich.