Monday, July 18, 2011

A-162 Dual Trigger Delay

The A-162 Dual Trigger Delay contains two separate delay circuits for trigger signals.
This module makes it possible to delay the onset of trigger pulses.
This is very useful in case you want the modulation to kick in a little after the initial start of a sound (modulation delay) or to create interesting echo-like effects.

Both trigger delays have two controls that can alter the onset time and duration of triggers, standard from 0 up to about ten seconds.
The time range of delay and/or length can be modified very easily by changing the value of a capacitor, e.g. 200 us...1 s or 20 us ... 100 ms or 2us ... 10ms.
That way the module can be used also for audio applications.

If you want to modify the module yourself please read this document: Timing capacitors of A-100 modules.

Locating the A-162 timing Capacitors C2 and C5

Timing capacitors:
C2 (delay time)
C5 (length)
Standard value: 10uF
Polarity: minus = left

Also check out THIS post from on how to modify a Doepfer A-162 Dual Trigger Delay for perfect filter pings.

The mods described will most likely void any warranty and, if not done carefully, can damage the circuit board, IC chips, and faceplates.