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if only Doepfer had done this

Post by kdjupdal » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:38 pm

How cool would the Doepfer modules have been, had they only chosen German terms instead of English on their modules. Just look at these words:

- Dreieck
- Sägezahn
- spannungsgesteuertes Tiefpaßfilter

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by Gringo Starr » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:42 pm

kdjupdal wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:38 pm
spannungsgesteuertes Tiefpaßfilter
This module would be 35hp at least.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by beatcleaver » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:55 pm

Gringo Starr wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:42 pm
kdjupdal wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:38 pm
spannungsgesteuertes Tiefpaßfilter
This module would be 35hp at least.
:yay:

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by sir stony » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:58 pm

Gringo Starr wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:42 pm
kdjupdal wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:38 pm
spannungsgesteuertes Tiefpaßfilter
This module would be 35hp at least.
Not really... had the english labelling been the precise translation of those words, it had been more or less the same length:
Triangle
Sawtooth
Voltage controlled low pass filter

But it would have been a different flair, for sure. For the probably very few people who might have preferred it that way.
Then again, "CV" could have been "SS" (Steuerspannung), and that abbreviation is somewhat tainted. I'm fine with english labelling after all.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by tvparcable » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:15 pm

Thinking about it, it's probably even more German to have named all of the modules something like A-110, A-111-5 or, on a night of mad inspiration, something as wild as A-174-4.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by kdjupdal » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:20 pm

Hehe.

Keep in mind that Germany has a long history of electronic music, going back to the world's probably first electronic music studio, the Studio für elektronische Musik in Cologne.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by starthief » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:53 pm

Me and some friends helped an Egyptologist friend of ours move house once. We were convinced that books written in German weigh more than other languages.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by Arneb » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:04 pm

kdjupdal wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:38 pm
How cool would the Doepfer
Ah, but you see, they have this 7-segment logo. If they used German labelings they'd have to call themselves DÖPFER, since that's what Dieter's last name is. Unfortunately there's no way to make the Ö letter look good in 7-segment font.
modules have been, had they only chosen German terms instead of English on their modules. Just look at these words:

- Dreieck
- Sägezahn
I don't think any of their modules uses the actual words, be they "triangle" or "Dreieck", rather than the shapes as ideograms?
- spannungsgesteuertes Tiefpaßfilter
Here's a fun fact about the German langauge. The word spannungsgesteuertes in your post follows the rule for neuter inflexion. Literally every person who uses the German word Filter as neuter is a synth nerd. In all non-synth contexts Filter is masculine.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by Rex Coil 7 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:11 pm

.. yea, with module names like ~squeekin macher~
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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by Jumbuktu » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:08 pm

I have a feeling MakeNoise already did this - or something similar!

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by Funky40 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:11 pm

.........yeah, A-200

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by Jumbuktu » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:44 pm

That is hilarious! Must forward to my friends in Munich (but they are probably sick to death of it - and will have an equivalent video for Australian English).

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by 3hands » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:59 pm

Definitely an oldie but a goody!!

Working out the filter... tief is Deep.. is it a deep pass filter? (I’m learning german and always excited to learn in the real world as opposed to duolingo!
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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by Arneb » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 pm

Rex Coil 7 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:11 pm
.. yea, with module names like ~squeekin macher~
A-einhundertsiebenunddreißig.

Could be worse though. Dieter could be French.
Jumbuktu wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:44 pm
That is hilarious! Must forward to my friends in Munich (but they are probably sick to death of it - and will have an equivalent video for Australian English).
Actually, they'll enjoy the change of pace from having their German mocked by non-Bavarian Germans.
3hands wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Working out the filter... tief is Deep.. is it a deep pass filter? (I’m learning german and always excited to learn in the real world as opposed to duolingo!
Well, if you're deep under water you're pretty low above ground level.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by 3hands » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:42 am

Arneb wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Rex Coil 7 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:11 pm
.. yea, with module names like ~squeekin macher~
A-einhundertsiebenunddreißig.

Could be worse though. Dieter could be French.
Jumbuktu wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:44 pm
That is hilarious! Must forward to my friends in Munich (but they are probably sick to death of it - and will have an equivalent video for Australian English).
Actually, they'll enjoy the change of pace from having their German mocked by non-Bavarian Germans.
3hands wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Working out the filter... tief is Deep.. is it a deep pass filter? (I’m learning german and always excited to learn in the real world as opposed to duolingo!
Well, if you're deep under water you're pretty low above ground level.
THAT makes total sense now! Deep/Low.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by andybizarre » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:17 am

Well, it`s A-110-6 or Quadratur-Trapezoid-basierter spannungsgesteuerter Oszillator mit linearer Nulldurchgangsmodulation :eek:

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by bradovic » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:56 am

andybizarre wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:17 am
Well, it`s A-110-6 or Quadratur-Trapezoid-basierter spannungsgesteuerter Oszillator mit linearer Nulldurchgangsmodulation :eek:
Such a beautiful language. :love:
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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by kdjupdal » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:26 pm

andybizarre wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:17 am
Well, it`s A-110-6 or Quadratur-Trapezoid-basierter spannungsgesteuerter Oszillator mit linearer Nulldurchgangsmodulation :eek:
That's what I mean. If that was printed on the module I would definitely buy it. But I like German.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by R.U.Nuts » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:47 pm

I'm German but if I had to choose I'd go for Cyrillic labelling. I love the aesthetics of the Polivoks. I'm from former West Germany. So I don't understand a single Russian word BTW.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by andybizarre » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:59 am

R.U.Nuts wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:47 pm
I'm German but if I had to choose I'd go for Cyrillic labelling. I love the aesthetics of the Polivoks. I'm from former West Germany. So I don't understand a single Russian word BTW.
Yeah, but it needs to be straight Cyrillic. I`m former East german, had to learn Russian in school and I can`t stand semi-Cyrillic pseudo western product names.
So, I was working hard to bring you guys another one: The A-101-6 would be "sechsstufiges spannungsgesteuertes Filter mit lichtempfindlichen Feldeffekt-Transistoren". Herrlich.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by IR » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:17 am

andybizarre wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:59 am
Yeah, but it needs to be straight Cyrillic. I`m former East german, had to learn Russian in school and I can`t stand semi-Cyrillic pseudo western product names.
Sovtek Big Muff clones are the worst, having bad taste lettering and bad taste graphics quite often.

I have several Eowave modules, they're in French. Too bad some of them are so hard to get, I wanted the regular VCA, but it's been discontinued.

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by tdallas » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:24 am

bradovic wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:56 am
Such a beautiful language. :love:
Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft.
"Doppelhaushälfte" -> half of a double house (aka. "semi-detached house"). Also those test equipment wigglers seems to have a lot of fun ... e.g. "Programmierbarer Impulsgenerator" :party:

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by kay_k » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:16 am

well I am naming modules after hoods & places in my birthplace Leipzig (more precise in the west of Leipzig) so I am eagerly waiting to call one of my creations after the hood of Zschocher or more precise Kleinzschocher or Großzschocher - try pronouncing that correctly
:D

btw. German is only my second language .. I am native Saxonian. (Germans will get that joke)

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Re: if only Doepfer had done this

Post by kay_k » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:20 am

Arneb wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:04 pm
- spannungsgesteuertes Tiefpaßfilter
Here's a fun fact about the German langauge. The word spannungsgesteuertes in your post follows the rule for neuter inflexion. Literally every person who uses the German word Filter as neuter is a synth nerd. In all non-synth contexts Filter is masculine.
Good one ... a friend of mine gets super mad when someone uses it wrong. (he is musician, producer & audio-engineer too)

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