A-129 / 5 Voiced/Unvoiced Detector

The module is no longer in production. The principle of the vocoder has problems with unvoiced modulator signals: For example, the hissing and explosive sounds when speaking (s, sh, t, p, etc.). If they are processed like vowels, the speech intelligibility of the result is usually not particularly high. That’s why vocoders often have modules … Read more

A-129 / 1 Vocoder Analysis & A-129 / 2 Vocoder Synthesis Section

The vocoder modules are no longer manufactured. The Doepfer vocoder consists – sorry, consisted – of several modules. The two basic modules A-129/1 (analysis unit) and A-129/2 (synthesis unit or filter) were only available together. In the A-129 / 1 Analysis Section, the audio input signal is routed in parallel through 13 (steep) bandpass filters, … Read more

A-121 Multimode Filter

The module is no longer in production. The A-121 is an early but very neat filter design by Doepfer. Unfortunately, the Curtis module CEM 3320 used is no longer available, so the module is no longer commercially available. It’s a shame because it has a very unique sound character and some interesting technical features. From … Read more

A-107 Multitype Morphing Filter

The module is no longer in production. The A-107 was basically an Xpander filter (A-106-6) with greatly expanded filter modes (36 instead of “only” 16) and a digital control for morphing between different filter modes. The filter itself is of course purely analog. The A-107 works with “filter chains”: Such a chain consists of a … 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-123 24dB High Pass

The module is no longer in production. Of all the modules that are no longer in production for one reason or another (most often it was the unavailability of certain Curtis chips, like the CEM3320 here), the A-123 filter was probably the most difficult to replace. There were simply no other 24dB high-pass filters, neither … Read more

A-127BOM Breakout Module

The module is no longer in production. The A-127 BOM is an extension for the A-127 Triple Resonance Filter. It supplements the module with individual inputs for each of the three filters, as well as separate outputs (per filter) for bandpass, highpass, lowpass and notch. The original A-127, on the other hand, only offered a … Read more