Re: [AH] doepfer modular systems (less long)

From mikekent
Sent Tue, Dec 1st 1998, 20:30

  >>    The whole point of a modular is that it is modular, so a VCO should not
  >be part of a Ring modulator, and a VCF should not have a VCA in it, and a
  >VCF shouldn't have a mixer as part of it - it is all separate modules and
  >that is the way it should be.

Combination modules are fine with me. I like having mixers built into VCFs
and VCAs. The System-100M and System-700 are nice in this regard. VCA and
VCF each have 2 mixers, one for audio inputs and one for Control inputs. It
is nice to have a couple of stand alone mixers as well. But it would take a
lot of mixer modules to give this kind of flexibility and control. When I
had my Moog modular I really found that I wanted more mixers. Having mixers
built into VCFs and VCAs puts them in a very logical place, saves cable
clutter, and is probably lower cost than seperate modules.

The other combination modules in System-100M are useful. The
RM/Noise/S&H/LFO module is cool, these modules are often used together so
there is some normalized patching but you can use them individually as
well. Very convenient.

The VCO/VCF/VCA combination is useful to very quickly make a basic sound.
Obiously seperating these makes for a more powerful system. But If I had a
number of the individual modules I would still like to have this combo
module for convenience.

Regards,
Mike.

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