Another analog synth used in conjunction with music software; we've had this thing for three years now and we're still able to generate new sounds from it.
This is the first-generation Dark Energy [a monophonic standalone synthesizer with USB and MIDI interface] that they stopped making to make way for the Generation 2. I have to say I'm a bit partial to the Generation 1.
Differences include the Gen 1 being based on a triangle wave, whereas the Gen 2's are based around a sawtooth wave. Also, the reason for its discontinuation is the apparent scarcity of the Curtis Chip the Gen 1 featured.
It's great learning new tricks and physics by experimenting with physical analog synths and applying them to the programs we use. This works both ways as well when experimenting within programs.