Chip shortage delays Erica Synths Perkon’s HD-01 drum Synthesizer release to 2022

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Shipping of the Erica Synths Perkons HD-01 is delayed until 2022 due to the current chip shortage but Girts and his hard working team has a solution to reduce the waiting time.

At Superbooth 21, Erica Synths showcased the Perkons HD-01, a very exciting hybrid Synthesizer that is a drum machine and drone synth in one device. For me it is even one of the highlights of the SB 21 because the device sounds fastastic and is very clever to use.

The official release was planned for Q4 2021. But this is not the case. The chip shortage greet you every day and now it has hit Erica Synths too. Since important chips are missing, it will delay the official release until 2022. In order to minimize the waiting time, Girts and a team are working on an optimized circuit for chips that are available.

Perkons HD-01

Press Release

Earlier in 2021 Erica Synths announced the upcoming drum machine & synthesizer Pērkons HD-01. As the news were received with a lot of encouraging excitement we have been working hard to fulfil the promise of making the instrument available to you within 2021.

Unfortunately our plans were affected by unforeseen circumstances coming from suppliers – we had ordered micro-controllers for Pērkons HD-01 early in 2021 with a promise to have them delivered in September, the delivery date kept pushed and pushed ahead up to the point of them becoming available only in late 2022. We are currently reworking the PCB to function with other parts that are available to us sooner. You can be sure – no compromises are being made.

Meanwhile we have actively continued the development as well as improved the user interface. We now expect to open pre-orders early 2022 and will soon present a new demo to showcase the re-worked & even better version of Pērkons HD-01.

Key Features

  • 4 hybrid voices (digital sound engine and analogue multimode filter with overdrive)
  • 8 controls per voice
  • Velocity sensitive trigger inputs for drum pads
  • Individual voice outputs
  • Individual sends and returns
  • 64 kit and 64 pattern memory + additional memory on the SD card
  • Built-in analogue bucket brigade delay and optical compressor
  • Modulation LFO with morphing waveforms, phase shift and 8 destinations
  • 4 track sequencer, 4 time divisions and 4 time multiplications per track
  • Per-step ratchets and probabilities
  • 4 shuffle algorithms

It’s a shame that the release won’t be in 2021, but always look positively. Then we can look forward to in 2022.

Erica Synths Perkons HD-01 will be available in 2022 for a price of 1650€ (VAT excl.) or  $1999 USD MAP.

More information here: Erica Synths

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  1. I am just glad somebody actually admits this openly. Kudos to Erica synths! I have been waiting for my preordered miniKorg 700fs since february, and I have also noticed several other synths people have paid and are still waiting for. Turst is capital. Honest and openness about issues supports trust.

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