A-111-5 Mini Synthesizer Voice

The A-111-5 is not an oscillator in the traditional sense, but a complete mini synthesizer with VCO, VCF, VCA, ADSR and two LFOs. A “Dark Energy” (first generation) for the modular system! A lot of things here are patchable, but upon closer inspection you’ll see that some signal paths are exclusively internal. For example, there … Read more

A-111-3 Micro Precision VCO / VCLFO

An almost ideal VCO for small, portable module systems: The A-111-3 measures just 4 TE! At its core, it is the same VCO as the A-111-2 High End VCO II, which, however, is much more luxuriously equipped. So, again, we’re dealing with a highly tuning stable oscillator that offers pretty perfect tracking of 1V/octave over … Read more

A-141-2 Voltage Controlled Envelope Generator VCADSR / VCLFO

Pimp my VCADSR! The predecessor A-141 was a more than useful module for many purposes, but there were still “wishes” when it came to the details: The A-141 wasn’t as fast and “snappy” as the legendary A-140, and loopable envelopes like the A-143-1 or A-143-2 would sometimes be nice… With the new A-141-2, Doepfer has … Read more

A-147-2 Voltage Controlled Delayed Low Frequency Oscillator

Compared to the rather unpretentious predecessor A-147, the new VCDLFO (Voltage Controlled Delayed LFO) is a monster. No fewer than 12 connection sockets on a module that is only 8 HP wide are already an announcement in terms of complexity in a confined space. In fact, Doepfer added a delay function to the voltage-controlled LFO … Read more

A-143-1 Complex Envelope Generator / LFO

The Complex Envelope Generator is a very versatile modulation source. It consists of four AD envelopes (i.e. there are only attack and decay phases), which can be cascaded in any combination, trigger each other or be operated in an “LFO” mode. Due to the complexity of the circuit and setting options, the A-143-1 requires a … Read more

A-143-9 Voltage Controlled Quadrature LFO/VCO

The A-143-9 Voltage Controlled Quadrature LFO / VCO is a voltage controlled sine wave generator that produces a very clean sine wave signal. With approx. 3 kHz, the LFO reaches into the audio range, with an additional control voltage it can even be used as a VCO up to approx. 20 kHz. Compared to “real” … Read more

A-143-4 Quad VCLFO/VCO

The Quad VCLFO is actually almost a “real” VCO: It even has temperature compensation, which allows it to remain in tune even with external temperature fluctuations. Doepfer points out that the A-143-4 is not quite as accurate as the VCOs of the A-110 or A-111 series, but from my point of view it can be … Read more