[AH] re: Doepfer A-100 advice please

From ndkent
Sent Thu, Nov 6th 2008, 13:02

> 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)?

I don't mind the A110, it will get the job done, but it is a very  
basic VCO, there are a lot of more sonically interesting ones on the  

No real reason to buy 2 A145s, I think conceptually it's kind of lame  
to have a modular with no control voltage on the LFO. You should at  
least get a second different LFO if you want 2 LFOs

As for a gate/CV keyboard, no one has actually manufactured a native  
CV keyboard since the early 1980s. The couple out there are really  
MIDI keyboards with a CV converter inside the box. Not necessarily  
bad but a lot of people think they want something special they will  
get with one. You might want to do the same thing with a MIDI  
keyboard you have and an external converter.