From Matthew Davidson
Sent Fri, Jan 16th 2009, 04:35
On Jan 15, 2009, at 10:22 PM, Chris Muir wrote: > What I'm unclear about is gain of the outputs. A +4 dbm signal is a > little over .7 volts, if I remember correctly. This would need a > gain of somewhere around 7X to reach 5V, or 14X to reach 10V, both > of which are fairly standard ranges. I was concerned about that too. Varies with the hardware, but with I'm able to get over +4v with an Ultralite and most MOTU interfaces are in the same range. I've tested it with a wide variety of doepfer, cwejman, tiptop, livewire and plan b gear (and others) and I have yet to encounter anything that fails to respond with a full range. The most important issue is pitch tracking and by offsetting the oscs a bit I've been able to achieve seven octaves. I think we may be able to do eight with a bit more tweaking. Actually, I'm overstating this a bit, for example, I'm able to get seven octs with a Z3000 with the coarse tuning set dead at 12 o'clock. Anyway, I'm completely satisfied with the voltage range. Anyone want to buy a Doepfer MCV24? Volta is a no-risk purchase. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, we will issue a full refund.