A-121s Stereo Multimode VCF

Does this sound familiar? A new module enters the market and your first thought is: Oh, I know that one, I already have one of these, two in one housing – so what… I’ll take another look anyway: Oh, morphing between filter types, even via CV. Lots of control inputs, common for both filters, separate … Read more

A-114 Ring Modulator

From a mathematical point of view, a ring modulator forms the product of two signals and then subtracts the sum of the signals from it: a * b – (a + b) Unfortunately, this great formula does not make us any smarter in terms of sound. Actually, this is “only” amplitude modulation, which, in contrast … Read more

A-138f Dual 3-Way Crossfader

The A-138f is a small, dual, three-way crossfader. “Three-way” here means that we have three possible input signals and one output signal. You will look in vain for the extremely sophisticated options of the A-138e, which unfortunately is no longer manufactured. The A-138f simply fades between two signals “A” and “B” and then (from the … Read more

A-101-3 Modular 12 Stage Vactrol Phaser

The module is no longer in production. The A-101-3 phaser has two sub-units, each with 6 phase shifters (stages): The input signal runs through the 6 phase shifters connected in series and at the output, the original and the shifted signal can be mixed as desired using a “Mix” control. The output of the 6th … Read more

A-142-2 Dual Envelope Controlled VCA

The module is small and interesting. A stripped down to two parameters but still flexible envelope generator with voltage control, hardwired to a linear VCA, plus a ducking function. The whole thing is also designed twice on only 8 HP. This is made possible by the new “Slim Line” format with slightly smaller buttons and … Read more

A-127 VC Triple Resonance Filter

The concept of the triple resonance filter A-127 reminds me personally of the resonators in the Korg PS3100, which make this polyphonic analogue dinosaur sound so special. Technically, however, the three integrated filters in the A-127 are more comparable to the SEM filter (even if they are preconfigured differently). In terms of sound, just one … Read more

A-170 Dual Slew Limiter

The A-170 Dual Slew Limiter smooths control voltages – abrupt changes are “smeared” in the process. Switched before the frequency control of an oscillator, this function causes the well-known “portamento”, which transforms a jump on the keyboard into a slurred note. The two sub-modules differ, the upper slew limiter only allows a simple adjustment of … Read more

A-132-3 Dual linear/exponential Voltage Controlled Amplifier

The A-132-3 Dual Lin. / Exp. VCA has two identical sub-modules. Both amplifiers can be switched independently between linear and exponential characteristics. In addition, there is a clear and solid equipment (CV input with attenuator and manual “gain” control), so that the module is very versatile. User interface Inputs (for each of the 2 sub-modules): … Read more

A-133-2 Dual VC Polarizer

The A-133-2 is a dual voltage controlled polarizer, meaning its input signals (audio or control voltages) can be amplified like a traditional VCA. With a negative control voltage or a corresponding manual setting, the input signals are amplified in inverted form. An input, a control voltage input, an output, as well as a manual controller … Read more