Doepfer News Spring 2017

On the occasion of NAMM 2017, Doepfer presents its new products. The list of modules of the popular A-100 VINTAGE Edition is growing (and growing). Then, there’s a quite interesting VC Performance Mixer, a Trapezoid Thru Zero Quadrature VCO and a new module for modular programmability: the Octal Manual/Voltage Controlled Programmable Switches.


As of now, the following A-100 Vintage Edition modules are available:

  • A-101-1 Steiner Vactrol Multimode Filter
  • A-101-2 Low Pass Gate
  • A-110-1 Standard VCO
  • A-110-2 Basic VCO
  • A-111-2 High End VCO
  • A-111-3 Micro Precision VCO
  • A-112 Sampler
  • A-114 Ring Modulator
  • A-118 Noise/Random
  • A-120 24dB Transistor Ladder Lowpass Filter
  • A-121-2 12dB Multimode Filter
  • A-132-3 Dual Linear/Exponential VCA
  • A-138a linear Mixer
  • A-138b exponential Mixer
  • A-138o/p Performance Mixer
  • A-140 ADSR
  • A-141-2 Voltage Controlled ADSR
  • A-147-2 VCDLFO
  • A-148 S&H/T&H
  • A-154 Sequencer Controller
  • A-155 Analog/Trigger Sequencer
  • A-156 Quantizer
  • A-160-5 Ratcheting Controller / VC Clock Multiplier
  • A-170 Slew Limiter
  • A-171-2 VC Slew Processor (Serge design)
  • A-180-2 2×4 Multiple
  • A-184-1 Ring Modulator / S&H / T&H / Slew Limiter
  • A-185-2 Precision Adder / Bus Access
  • A-188-1 BBD Module
  • A-190-3 USB/MIDI-to-CV/Gate


Purists will be glad to hear that there’s a new version of the Doepfer high-end oscillator – the A-111-2 VCO.

Those, who are a little bored with the standard saw/triangle/pulse waveforms, should have a look at the Trapezoid Thru Zero Quadrature VCO:


The new VC Performance Mixer system offers unique possibilities:


The Octal Manual/Voltage Controlled Programmable Switches module brings programmability to your modular system:


Ah, yes … and there’s a new low-cost A-100 cabinet, too …



Download: Press Release Doepfer NAMM 2017



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