Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol Lowpass Gate

Overview

Vactrol based combination of resonant 12dB lowpass filter and/or VCA. Inspired by the Buchla 292.

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A LopassGate (LPG) can be a low pass filter, a VCA or a combination of both. This means both the harmonic content and volume can be controlled simultaneously which resembles the behaviour of many instruments: the louder, the more harmonics.

The A-101-2's mode of operation is set with a switch: left position is low pass, right is VCA and the combo mode is in the center. Alternatively you can activate the modes with gate signals which is the reason for two gate inputs; this is very interesting in combination with clock dividers or trigger sequencers.

  • Gate 1 high & gate 2 low = low pass mode
  • Gate 1 low & gate 2 high = VCA mode
  • both Gate 1 & 2 high = combo mode

The A-101-2 has an aggressive sound, compared to other LPGs and it's resonance goes up to self-oscillation which not many LPGs offer. The oscillation is rather dirty and far from being a sine wave .

connectors

audio input, audio output
two CV inputs, two gate inputs

dimensions

3U Eurorack module, 8HP wide, 50mm deep
Current draw 20mA

Weight
0.14 kg
Article Number
A-101-2
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