Sent Fri, Sep 19th 1997, 06:24
>On Thu, 18 Sep 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > >> Ho Heaveners, >> >> the Doepfer A-100 modular system will be upgraded by an interesting >> sequencing module: > > Do you (or anyone) know if such a module is possible to use as a >stand-alone box? (With a power supply, of course.) It would be most >interesting if that were possible, as the MAQ16/3 is a little pricey, and >this looks somewhat simpler (and cheaper.) > > Jason > well...it should be simple enough to use as a stand alone, if you really prefer it that way. the doepfer modules all connect to a power/cv/gate bus inside the system, via a ribbon cable. the power pins available on the bus are +5, a gnd and + and - 12v also. the converter mounted on the back of the A100 systems are also available seperately, and connects the +/- 12 and gnd to the bus circuit boards which are loaded with pinboards (male) to connect the ribbon cables to. don't know (because i haven't seen the backside of the sequencer), but you should be able to use a converter that you either build or buy from doepfer, and breadboard a connector (or direct wire it permanantly). all of this assumes you have no need for midi or midi sync. BUT... to compare this to an MAQ would be considerably off. don't forget that there's a standalone 8 note sequencer built into the standard A100, too (the CLK. SEQUENCER when put through linear mixers). but the MAQ is a horse of a different color, it's excellent midi implimentation with realtime sequencing has little else to compare it to, not to mention that i can drive midi modules or synths with it while driving the doepfer with the cv/gate outs from the back in sync with those, and modulate the whole thing realtime via either the knobs or midi cc. the saying "you get what you pay for" has some merit in this case. if you're interested in something like this doepfer module as a standalone (and midi isn't a strong concern), why not check out some of the lower end analogue sequencers such as the roland 104 or the Arp (which dollar for dollar, is a fave). might be easier than jury rigging the doepfer as a standalone. hope this helps, carty ___________________________________ spasmic haiku: it would take years for me to understand what my dog quickly forgets. check it out: http://www.isd.net/wfox sink all subs.