[AH] doepfer modular systems

From Doug Masla
Sent Wed, Dec 2nd 1998, 08:48

Not getting to deeply into module #'s ,I find the Doepfer system to be very
good,my system
has expanded out to 4-dual chassie's and over 80 modules+  Schaltwerk/MAQ,
and no cross-talk  or noise problems.
 I particularly like the "moog" LP- VCF and the Mult-mode.All of their
logic modules are very usefull and I fell this is where they excel,no where
can you find the assoertment of modules at good quality at such a low price
point.
  I would like to see a cleaner input pre-amp for processing ext.
singnals(this iss there weakest module to me),the triple-bp filter banks
and reg. filter bank are very good,The Sampling Osc. are a Hoot,
and the high-end VCO's are the only way to go.
  The Seq. is versitile and haveing the abilty on row 2 to use it as an
AUDIO gating matix is very inovative,and usefull I plan on adding a few
more down the road.The Frq. shifter is OK,but not as good as Serge,Bode
ect. but considering the cost diff. of 1/4th the cost its a great bang for
the buck
and I recomendit if you are into tacking sounds far beyind the modulation
of a RM and different from FM(i am trying not to get into physics here)
 As the owner of a large STS/SERGE system,you cannot compare hand built
made to order synth-
companieis that do limited production to those like Doepfer the
(somewhat)mass produce thier prod.
his is not a put-down to Doepfer just a realty of priceing.
  I use my Doepfer in conjucntion with 2 heavily Modified ARP2600'S(1 by
K.Lightner) as one large system
and they interface perfectly,and I use the triple BP filter banks(3 in my
setup) to give my more
control in my Korg PS3300 than the internal resonators give me(sa well as
some amazing floating processed guitar).
  All in all I  I have recomended Doepfer to many friends and assocaites
without reservation.
 I can't think of another manufacture where for $5,000 you can assemble a
monsterous modular
system.(you can also assemble a nice system for under $2k)........
Cheers
Doug M.


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