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PatchPierre Wishes you Happy Holidays!

From the bottom of my heart, i would like to wish all frequent and/or accidental readers of PatchPierre.Net very Happy Holidays!
Thank you for all your support throughout the last year.
I will take a break until the 1st of January 2013, and hope to return with my regular 1-post-every-3-days schedule.
Is Christmas the season of sharing for you? Feel free to donate any amount to PatchPierre by clicking HERE
and/or visit http://patchpierre.blogspot.nl/p/patchpierre-donors.html for info.
Thank you very much in advance!

Doepfer A-167 Comparator Tutorials by Raul Pena

Time for a new Raul Pena tutorial video series.
This time all about the A-167 Analog Comparator module. Here are the first 3 episodes... i will add new ones every Thursday.
Video 1: Doepfer A-167 Basics

" Description of the Basic Features of the Doepfer A167 Comparator. Sound and Audio by Raul Pena. Sound Demonstration begins in next segment."

Video 2: Doepfer A-167 Offset and Outputs Part One

" A closer look at the output and offset options on the Doepfer A-167 Comparator. Part One of two. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 3: Doepfer A-167 Offset and Outputs Part Two

" A closer look at the output and offset options on the Doepfer A167 Comparator. This is Part Two of Two. Includes Oscillocope views of waveforms using the Dave Jones Design O'Tool. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 4: Doepfer A-167 Offset and Free ADSR Part One
" A continued exploration of the Doepfer A167 Comparator. Includes sound examples of Offset and Oscilloscope views. …

Doepfer A-197-2 / Velleman VPS10 Oscilloscope Kit

In the early days of the A-100, Doepfer also sold the A-197-2 LCD Oscilloscope Front Panel Kit.

This kit is no longer available, and was not a module manufactured by Doepfer but only a 34HP wide front panel kit to mount the one-channel Velleman Panelscope VPS10 LCD Oscilloscope into an A-100 frame.
The kit consisted of the plain front panel (punched for VPS10, without printing), an A-180 Multiples PC board (mounted crosswise below the scope) and all wires necessary to connect the VPS10 to the A-100 bus (power supply) and the A-180 board (signal input). 
The connecting lines between the sockets were made with black, waterproof felt pen.  A little bit of mechanical skills and soldering was necessary to put this all together.  Three wires had to be soldered to the VPS10 (GND, +12V, signal).  One hole had to be drilled into the plastic case of the VPS10 for the passage of the wires, and the VPS10 had to be mounted to the front panel with 4 screws and nuts.  A detailed mounting and solder…

RMS No.2 - A Simple Self Generating Patch

I'm usually not a big fan of self generating patches, but here's a nice one.
Plain and simple, slightly dark...

Uploaded by Simon Pott, who says he is new to the world of the modular synthesizer, opened a Vimeo channel yesterday and already uploaded two fine modular videos.
(subscribe at http://vimeo.com/randommodularsnippets)

RMS No.2 - A Simple Self Generating Patch from Random Modular Snippets on Vimeo.
" Featuring:- Doepfer A-110, A-114, A-124, A-143-1, A-143-4 a few utility modules and a Strymon El-Capistan."

Follow Simon Pott on Twitter @SpoiltVictorian

A-171-2 Voltage Controlled Slew Limiter II Announced

Great news again this morning from the Doepfer Yahoo Usergroup.

The A-171-2 Voltage Controlled Slew Limiter II will be Doepfer's next new module with a lot of additional features beyond a simple slew limiter.
It's mostly a licensed copy of Ken Stones VCS which is in turn based on the Serge VCS. (from the POLL earlier, remember?)
Dieter announced that negotiations with Serge and Ken Stone are nearly finished, and that they decided to publish the preliminary info page about the planned module on their website: www.doepfer.de/a1712.htm

The main features:
- Manual control of the Slew-Up time
- CV control of the Slew-Up time with polarizer
- Switch for linear/exponential shape of the rising section of the response curve
- Manual control of the Slew-Down time
- CV control of the Slew-Down time with polarizer
- Switch for linear/exponential shape of the falling section of the response curve
- CV Up and CV Down sockets are normalled
- Signal input (the "to-be-slewed" signal)

Modular Wild Presents...

Besides his excellent video tutorials and his recent 12 days of modular series, Raul Pena also seems to have time for other analog-video-projects.

He just began a new show called Modular Wild.  He already released 6 videos there, but one segment that may interest most readers of this blog is probably the one with Doepfer Modules.  Its a live narrated patching example with about 12U Doepfer modules only.
Video: Modular Wild Presents...Patch it-Frequency Modulation
" Patch It. A segment with a medium to large format modular system, with minimal planning to create a complex patch. Sound and Video by Raul Pena. © 2012 Raul Pena"

Check out all 6 videos (and subscribe) at http://www.youtube.com/modularwild

Twelve Days of Modular 2012 by Raul Pena

Just like last year, Raul Pena is also treating us this year with a new "12 days of Modular" series.
A nice extra series of 12 different short scenes from the Modular World of Raul's World of Synths.

12 Days of Modular 2012 - Day 1 - Ring Modulation

" Day 1: A look at Ring Modulation. Video series of 12 different scenes from the Modular World of Raul's World of Synths. Sound and Video by Raul Pena. © Raul Pena 2012"

12 Days of Modular 2012 - Day 2 - Sample and Hold
" Day 2: A look at Sample and Hold.Video series of 12 different scenes from the Modular World of Raul's World of Synths. Sound and Video by Raul Pena. © Raul Pena 2012"

12 days of Modular 2012 - Day 3 - Track and Hold

" Day 3: A look at Track and Hold.Video series of 12 different scenes from the Modular World of Raul's World of Synths. Sound and Video by Raul Pena. © Raul Pena 2012"