Re: [AH] Doepfer Opinions

From Andrew Scheidler
Sent Thu, Feb 7th 2008, 17:15

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If you're willing to do a little building, there is a new item at
MusicFromOuterSpace(.com) for building a power supply for your modules.
Just add a wall wart and it can do +/- 9, 12 or 15 volts.  I've been
building some 12 volt modules (to go along with several 15 volt modules) and
am planning to have two of these PS in one "mixed" cabinet.

I think these will also be great for little 'minisynth' projects; thanks
again Ray :)


On Feb 7, 2008 10:33 AM, Anthony Rolando <> wrote:

> I own both the Doepfer Suitcase and 2 Blacet Racks racked up in a shallow.
> The cost of the Doepfer case seems high until you figure in ALL the cost
> of the FRAC cases.
> Along with the Blacet cases you will need power distro boards, power
> supply AND a Rack to put the case in (if you are looking at the G6 from
> Doepfer, and not the suitacse or beauty case, then this is an additional
> cost there too)!
> When you add it all up, the Blacet case system comes close to the same
> price UNLESS your purchase your power supply open frame and wire it in
> yourself (about $75 may be saved there). If you are not comfortable wiring
> in mains, then please, do not attempt.
> As far as the modules go, it's a design aesthetic. Doepfer USUALLY gives
> you discrete building blocks, while Blacet gives you powerful packages.
> Other manufacturers, such as Livewire take the Blacet approach to Euro
> format, giving "packages."
> In any case, there is alot out there and I would advise you to get the
> larger case because you will want to fill it eventually!
> Tony
> > Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 06:25:26 -0800
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> > Subject: [AH] Doepfer Opinions
>  >
> > So, I'm going to purchase a little starter system to play nice with the
> Octave Cat. I've really been thinking that I would go Frac and build around
> Blacet and MOTM pieces with who knows what to follow. However, after having
> done a little price research, it seems like you can get an awful lot of
> system for a lower price by going with Doepfer. I don't hear people talk
> much about them and I'm wondering what some of the opinions are. A lot of
> their modules seem to do one thing only, but in a lot of cases, that thing
> is something that's hard to find from anyone else. And the modules are
> cheap. The biggest downside, before hearing opinions, seems to be that the
> damn Euroracks are so outrageous. The biggest plus side seems to be the
> number of modules available (Doepfer, AS, Cjweman, et al). What do you guys
> think?
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