by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
Erica Synths PERKONS

Erica Synths PERKONS  ·  Source: Erica Synths

Erica Synths PERKONS

Erica Synths PERKONS  ·  Source: Erica Synths

Erica Synths PERKONS

Erica Synths PERKONS  ·  Source: Erica Synths

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PREORDERS are open! Last year, the Perkons was the most exciting device seen at Superbooth, but component shortages halted production. Now the HD-01 is ready to roll, and you should sign up for a notification of when preorders open.

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Perkons HD-01

(Originally posted 10th April) The Perkons is a remarkable looking drum machine. I’ve not been as excited by a box of rhythms since the SOMA Labs Pulsar-23. While this is a very different machine, it still has enormous resonance for me in looks and sounds.

Perkons is a hybrid bo of delights. It has four synthesizer voices that pull together a digital sound engine and an analogue filter with overdrive. Each voice has its own lane in the 16-step button sequencer, where you can divide and multiply the timings, invoke ratchets and probabilities and shove in a bit of shuffle.

Erica Synths PERKONS

Erica Synths PERKONS

Over on the right are an effects and processing section with a morphable LFO, analogue BBD delay circuit and an optical compressor. At the end is a master overdrive; there’s a lot of overdrive in this thing. This is going to be a fun machine!

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Component Shortages

In December, we heard how Erica Synths had run into trouble sourcing micro-controllers. It turned out that there wouldn’t be any available until late 2022. Erica Synths decided to rework the PCB and find alternative and more available parts without compromising on the promise of Perkon’s awesomeness.

The great news is that Perkons is finished, tweaked to perfection (hopefully) and ready for manufacturing. The company did say that the redesign would give them the opportunity to improve the product and push it a bit further. And so I’m really looking forward to seeing what the final product can do.

Preorders are OPEN NOW! I imagine we’re going to be seeing it at Superbooth next month and wouldn’t be surprised to see it shipping then.

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Price£1,689

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