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Post by HeWhoWantsJeans » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:13 pm

I keep hearing about how 'I need a VCA', and I'm eager to try out a V'AMP for that duty. :sb:
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Post by numan7 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:36 pm

HeWhoWantsJeans wrote:I keep hearing about how 'I need a VCA', and I'm eager to try out a V'AMP for that duty. :sb:
keep in mind that this is a special vca that is for audio-only. you still may want some other vcas for cv (like the one on SoS, for instance) in your system...
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Post by nrdvrgr » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:17 pm

Damn quiet about the V´amp here...?

I have been thinking about exchanging my Doepfer VCA for a V´amp.
How good is the V´amp as a "vanilla" VCA?
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Post by Exuviae » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:14 pm

nrdvrgr wrote:Damn quiet about the V´amp here...?

I have been thinking about exchanging my Doepfer VCA for a V´amp.
How good is the V´amp as a "vanilla" VCA?
YES!

Tell us, please.

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Post by nrdvrgr » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:05 am

Bumping again. Noone here who owns one???
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Post by computer controlled » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:10 am

The V'Amp works just fine as a normal VCA, because it IS a regular old VCA. It just has some neat tricks it can do. It only has 1 input though, so that might be a bit limiting to you.
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Post by nrdvrgr » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:14 am

Thanks!
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Post by Scottzilla » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:22 am

Here's a Matrixsynth video of Computer Controlled playing with one.


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Post by CreepTheProphet » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:05 pm

I've enjoyed playing with the V'Amp in conjunction with a couple of Plague Bearers and the Hertz Donut. Unfortunately I'm a total noob so I can't really say "go buy this."

The Ring Mod ability though is fun to tweak with though but it can take a little work to get it right.

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Post by flight » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:03 pm

Oh yes, I forgot to mention:
It is possible to voltage-control the morphing (Mod1) function - to some degree, at least. With an audio signal into the first Mod1 input jack, apply a DC bias to the second Mod1 jack. You don't get the full range of morphing, but enough to do some neat tricks like bring it into ring mod, through into inversion, then back out again.
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Post by DGTom » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:57 pm

Would it be possible to have DC coupled I/O? or is that incompatible with the internal machinations of the V'Amp?

I'd love to be able to process CVs with this.

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Post by flight » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:40 pm

DGTom wrote:Would it be possible to have DC coupled I/O? or is that incompatible with the internal machinations of the V'Amp?

I'd love to be able to process CVs with this.
Sorry, no can do. :despair:
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Post by space6oy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:37 pm

does only the upper of the v'amp's audio in jacks work as an input for the VCA? seems like they both would, being a mult pair, but my lower in isn't letting anything through to the outs, just to the upper in. which does then send the signal to the outs if something's plugged into it as well...

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Post by space6oy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:11 am

eh? :despair:

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Post by flight » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:08 pm

space6oy wrote:does only the upper of the v'amp's audio in jacks work as an input for the VCA? seems like they both would, being a mult pair, but my lower in isn't letting anything through to the outs, just to the upper in. which does then send the signal to the outs if something's plugged into it as well...
Gah, sorry. Really busy lately.
That's correct. They are mults, but have to be used in a specific order: The outside jacks first, inside second. Follow the direction of the "teeth" - wide end first, point second. (this should be in the manual, BTW)

The circuit didn't like having any of the inputs left floating, so it had to be done this way. :despair:
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Post by space6oy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:50 pm

ok cool, glad it's not something off about mine. thanks!

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Post by ben jah men » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:21 pm

I'm getting extra noise out of this guy.. is that normal?

basically I'm retarded and just now started using it as a vca (or using it.).

and I noticed immediately that when ONLY the output of V'amp is plugged into my Malekko output its got a strong BUZZZZZZZZZZZZ, it continues when plugging stuff in to the input as well..

none of my other modules do :hmm:

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Post by flight » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:51 am

ben jah men wrote:...when ONLY the output of V'amp is plugged into my Malekko output...
Is this right? Connecting an output to another output doesn't usually give the best results anywhere.
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Post by ben jah men » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:43 pm

sorry... thats the name of the module itself... its basically just a 1/8 to 1/4 with attenuation..

so yeah, v'amp "output" to>malekko outputs "input"

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Post by flight » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:56 am

Ah, gotcha. :oops:

I have never noticed this happening myself, nor has anyone else mentioned it to me yet. Does it do this when the output of the V'Amp is plugged into anything else, or just the Malekko Output?
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Tip Video

Post by joel1088 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:30 pm

Just posted a video about how to get rid of bleed when using amplitude modulation on the V'Amp
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Post by HeWhoWantsJeans » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:14 am

joel1088 wrote:Just posted a video about how to get rid of bleed when using amplitude modulation on the V'Amp
[video][/video]
Great job, Operator. I really appreciated how heavy on information it was. No frills, no bullshit - just the straight Gospel. Heh.
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Post by computer controlled » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:57 pm

Just use Mod 1, this is your mod source input for AM/RM. That's what its for. Mod 2 is basically just an attenuated EG input.
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Post by box of monsters » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:27 am

Hi, i'm thinking of picking up a FOH V'amp though i was wondering if anyone can tell me if the VCA side is of a logarithmic or linear response? (i'm assuming it's log).

Also, do one of the knobs work like the gain knob in Doepfer's A-130/A-131? As i often use it opened up for drones.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by computer controlled » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:27 pm

To be honest, i'm not sure if its Lin or Expo. Let me find out.

And yes, you can open it up for drones.
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