Friday, May 08, 2015

Doepfer A-111 High-end VCO 2 Video Tutorials by Raul Pena

For his next Doepfer tutorial video series, Raul Pena returns to the classics...

A-110 Standard VCO vs A-111 High-end VCO(2)
Module A-111-1 (VCO2) is a voltage controlled oscillator. 
The VCO has a range of about 12 octaves, and produces four waveforms simultaneously: pulse (rectangle), sawtooth, triangle and sine waves. 
The VCO's frequency is determined by the position of the range switch, tune and fine tune controls, and the voltage at the two pitch CV inputs, CV 1 and CV 2. Footage (the octave of the fundamental) is set by the Range control, which has seven octave steps. 
The Tune control is used for coarse tuning, and the Fine control for fine tuning of the VCO pitch. 

The A-111 can be modulated by both exponential and linear FM (frequency modulation). 
You can control the pulse width of the square wave either by hand, or by voltage control - Pulse Width Modulation, or PWM for short.
The A-111 also has inputs for Hard Sync and Soft Sync.

As the special circuit CEM3340 used in this module is no longer available the module has to be discontinued.

Doepfer A-111 VCO2 Tutorials (Playlist):

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