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?

Thanks,

t

>
> 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.


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Tom Butcher