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Doepfer A-135-2 Quad VCA

Post by cheapmachines » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:52 am

http://www.doepfer.de/a1352.htm

Seems like this is out in the wild now, has anyone got one yet? Any comments re. the general sound quality? Any cross talk or bleed between channels?

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Post by Wjbratcher » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:59 pm

Yeah, it looks like you can get them now. Why so cheap?

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Post by zengomi » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:10 pm

Ordered one. It's on its way.

Cheap because Doepfer cares?

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Post by Estes » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:14 pm

I never got what you can do when you combine this one with the morph controller. Maybe someone can explain?

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Post by euromorcego » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:46 pm

Estes wrote:I never got what you can do when you combine this one with the morph controller. Maybe someone can explain?
you can use a cv to "morph" between the channels. Like switching between channels, only with smooth transitions.

Actually, i would love to see a more sophisticated morph controller ... so that one can control the "peak position" and "width". Like a poor people's RXMX, only that i already have a quad VCA and only need the controller.

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Post by mrgrimm » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:15 pm

zengomi wrote:Ordered one. It's on its way.

Cheap because Doepfer cares?
how do you like the 135-2?

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Post by zengomi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:43 pm

mrgrimm wrote:
zengomi wrote:Ordered one. It's on its way.

Cheap because Doepfer cares?
how do you like the 135-2?
It’s solid.

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Post by lisa » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm

Looking at the 135-2, it seems to be great value both regarding the price and the hp. Any grouses?

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Post by Demi Jon » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:09 pm

Not a complaint but be aware that it's only maximum amplification of 1. I love the Doepfer A-132-3 for its sweet distortion as well as being super flexible.

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Post by Phitar » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:45 pm

zengomi wrote:
mrgrimm wrote:
zengomi wrote:Ordered one. It's on its way.

Cheap because Doepfer cares?
how do you like the 135-2?
It’s solid.
So do you have this paired with the morph? Am I correct in thinking that the morph provides a way to open all the vca's with a sort of slight delay between them?

I've been thinking of getting another Intellijel Quad but may go this route instead. The jacks look quite densely packed for a Doepfer module... Any issues patching?
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Post by brianv948 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 pm

I was looking into this module as well, ended up going with the Intellijel Quad VCA mainly because each channel has exponential to linear response adjustment. I read this unit is linear response only. I'm really happy with the Intellijel it's pretty amazing!

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Post by zengomi » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:56 am

I'm happy with it. Seems clean. Haven't done anything 'fancy' with it.

I don't need exponential control in every patch. If needed, a MN Veils is located nearby. Intellijel Quad VCA offers even more control, which is why I have 3 of them.

As Lisa mentioned, cost/HP performance is a big plus. I can see it being particularly useful when you want to add a layer of VCA based control.

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Post by lisa » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:38 pm

Alright, thanks guys. I'll get it. It'll further my new rack quite a lot and it's $ and hp economical. It also feels good to buy some Doepfer now and then.

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Post by novim » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:04 pm

Is this in stock anywhere in North America? I've only found it at Schneiders.

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Post by lisa » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:40 pm

novim wrote:Is this in stock anywhere in North America? I've only found it at Schneiders.
https://www.noisebug.net/products/doepf ... ller-mixer

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Post by mmpingo » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm

Here in Europe the biggest music shop is thomann.de.
They sell also in the USA:
https://www.thomannmusic.com/search_dir ... f154e_4107

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Post by novim » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:50 pm

lisa wrote:
novim wrote:Is this in stock anywhere in North America? I've only found it at Schneiders.
https://www.noisebug.net/products/doepf ... ller-mixer
Thanks :tu:

@mmpingo I've ordered from Thomann, and the prices are incredible, but the $75 flat-rate shipping to Canada means you really have buy a lot to make it worthwhile.

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Post by mmpingo » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:18 am

I'm not sure if they do this also in the USA and Canada, but in Europe they offer free shipping over 200 Euro. Check it.

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Post by novim » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:24 am

Can any owners speak to how the jacks on these feel? I'm probably about to order one but only hesitating because the jacks in my last two Doepfer modules (purchased in the spring) are especially tight and rough. I find myself avoiding them which I wouldn't want with a VCA.

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Post by lisa » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:54 am

Not the same jacks as on my other Doepfer modules. The 135-2 ones are made of plastic and aren’t super tight.

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Post by novim » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:46 am

OK, good to know. Thanks, lisa!

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Post by guigui » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:09 am

Anyone who owns one could tell me if that VCA is on the clean sound side or the coloring side?

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Post by lisa » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:20 am

Clean, no doubt. But most VCAs are quite clean until you overdrive them.

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Post by bradovic » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:06 pm

Was afraid the jacks would be too crowded, but it's not a problem at all. The smaller rubberized knobs and plastic pots feel really nice as well. great module :love:

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Post by jadrowsky88 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:21 am

Does anyone have a demo of this module?

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