Re: [AH] Doepfer A-100 advice please

From Tom Butcher
Sent Thu, Nov 6th 2008, 05:40

I'm looking at expanding my A100 now, actually.

What manufacturers' modules fit in Doepfer racks and use the 
same power supply scheme?

Any comments on the Doepfer Xpander or MS20 filters?



> On Nov 5, 2008, at 4:01 PM, Matt wrote:
>> My intuition was that I'd need, as a minimum, a 6HU suitcase plus A110
>> (VCO) x 2, A120 (LPF), A123 (HPF), A131 (VCA), A140 (EG) x 2, A145
>> (LFO) x 2, A115 (NG), A138b. Have I made any glaringly obvious
>> mistakes or missed anything essential? And what's a good CV/Gate
>> keyboard to use with all this? Lastly does anyone have any of these to
>> sell (I'm based in the UK)?
> Doepfer is a good place to look for good bread & butter modules, but don't 
> feel you need to stick to a single manufacturer. Looking at my own system, I 
> can see modules like the stock Doepfer VCOs, filters, and envelopes as 
> candidates for replacements.
> The A-140 is a nice snappy envelope, but you may want to consider replacing 
> one with an A-141 which has voltage control inputs.
> With the Livewire AFG, Plan B model 15 and TipTop Z3000, I don't see much 
> appeal in two A-110s. You'll find a Cwejman VCO-2RM competitively priced to 
> two A-110s and a Doepfer ring modulator.
> Perhaps you'd be interested in a Livewire Frequensteiner instead of the A-120 
> and A-123.
> There are a lot of options. Don't be afraid to augment your system with other 
> flavors.

Tom Butcher