Re: [AH] Doepfer A-100 advice please

From Matthew Davidson
Sent Thu, Nov 6th 2008, 15:43

On Nov 6, 2008, at 8:44 AM, Valery Carpentier wrote:

> How about oscillators? I'm thinking of starting a Doepfer based  
> modular, and
> I'm looking at having a wide range of oscillators and filters  
> available.
> From the demos, the Cwejman sound very good, do you have any  
> experience of
> them?

Yes, I have the VCO-2RM and it is outstanding.
http://stretta.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-thoughts-on-cwejman-modules.html

Let me put it this way, my four cwejman modules account for less than  
10% of my panel space, but usually account for 80% of any patch.  
They're the nexus for the rest of the modular.

The Plan B model 15 still produces more pure sine than the VCO-2RM.

The TipTop audio Z3000 VCO is available today. Finally, someone made a  
VCO with a built-in frequency counter. It'll even display the note  
(C4, etc...) Obviously, this is really handy. There is an input to the  
frequency counter so you can use it to tune your other oscillators, so  
I think everyone could use at least one Z3000 in their system.

If you're curious what the Z3000 sounds like, here is a demo.
http://www.rewiremusic.com/Audio/Demos/REwire_-_TipTopZ3000_Demo.mp3

I released a collection of music recently - mostly piano improvs in  
the style of Harold Budd/Brian Eno, and on five of the ten tracks, I  
augmented the piano with modular using the French Connection. The only  
oscillator I used was the Z3000.

http://stretta.blogspot.com/2008/10/brood-xiv.html

They're $245 at analog haven and in stock now.
http://www.analoguehaven.com/tiptopaudio/z3000/