Re: [AH] Doepfer A-100 advice please

From Matthew Davidson
Sent Wed, Nov 5th 2008, 23:32

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.