DAY 3: VCA Quintet Mixing Console

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Post by flo » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:20 am

Indeed it's a very cool feature, great design. Very useful in live situations.

Here are some pics for you of #2:

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Post by spitznagl » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:48 pm

flo wrote:The knob is bi-functional: from fully CCW to 12 o'clock it does CV attenuation, then from 12 o'clock to fully CW it does offset. That means, if you don't use any CV, sound will start to appear at 12 o'clock; if you use CV, the knob will attenuate that CV up to 12 o'clock, then start to offset it all (so it won't completely close). While it takes a little time to get used to it, I really like this feature, it's awesome!
It is a cool feature indeed, but I would like to point out one thing.

While it does attenuate the range of the cv input the more you go past 12 o'clock (up to nearly no effect), you're then stuck with a loud signal. You still need to use a separate attenuator on the cv source first if you want both control of the range of the cv input and overall amplitude.

If you use the module as six separate vcas, that's not a problem if you further patch the output of the vcas to modules with built-in attenuation on the inputs. If you instead use the mixer aspect of the 802 and have one of the channel that needs to be both low in amplitude and needs to have the modulation source attenuated, you'll need to attenuate that cv source first.

But that's almost never a problem and we all have attenuators anyway. Much better than the linix imho; more compact, versatile mixer and it has the lin/log switches.

Here's mine

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Post by bj_gzp » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:05 am

Yes, for me it's as well THE Mixing VCA in Eurorack.
I'm happy with my #3 :bacon:

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Post by arnoux » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:02 pm

Mmm that's hard to understand to me.. Have to think about this point, this one would be the only vca in my system looking at my future expansion plan.. In the plan there's also a couple of maths so no problem with attenuators. The system is quite big, 15u (but with 3 LPGs).. Better keep my uvca around? Even of I'd like to get the Quintet as the only one..
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flo wrote:The knob is bi-functional: from fully CCW to 12 o'clock it does CV attenuation, then from 12 o'clock to fully CW it does offset. That means, if you don't use any CV, sound will start to appear at 12 o'clock; if you use CV, the knob will attenuate that CV up to 12 o'clock, then start to offset it all (so it won't completely close). While it takes a little time to get used to it, I really like this feature, it's awesome!
It is a cool feature indeed, but I would like to point out one thing.

While it does attenuate the range of the cv input the more you go past 12 o'clock (up to nearly no effect), you're then stuck with a loud signal. You still need to use a separate attenuator on the cv source first if you want both control of the range of the cv input and overall amplitude.

If you use the module as six separate vcas, that's not a problem if you further patch the output of the vcas to modules with built-in attenuation on the inputs. If you instead use the mixer aspect of the 802 and have one of the channel that needs to be both low in amplitude and needs to have the modulation source attenuated, you'll need to attenuate that cv source first.

But that's almost never a problem and we all have attenuators anyway. Much better than the linix imho; more compact, versatile mixer and it has the lin/log switches.

Here's mine

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Post by flo » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:32 am

I kept my uVCA after buying the 802. But in my gig case (2 voices), it's the only VCA and more than enough for me...

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Post by arnoux » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:51 am

If you instead use the mixer aspect of the 802 and have one of the channel that needs to be both low in amplitude and needs to have the modulation source attenuated, you'll need to attenuate that cv source first.
If I get it, it seems I can use for this task even a channel of the 802.. Right?

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Post by flo » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:47 am

Yes! That leaves 4 channels for mixing. :tu:

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Post by arnoux » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:50 am

V E R Y G O O D :sb:

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Post by flo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:40 am

Yes! And actually, it leaves four channels for mixing to two different sums... :hihi: :sb:

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Post by tiny333 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:14 am

Well having got one of these yesterday i would just like to say my only problem is i now want another.

Its just fantastic

The dual knob thing is very cool

The vca's seem alot nicer than the last mixer i had
And the design is sooo much smarter

Thank you ADDAC

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Post by subultresk » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:57 pm

tiny333 wrote:Well having got one of these yesterday i would just like to say my only problem is i now want another.
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I avoided this problem and just ordered two…. :hihi:

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Post by tiny333 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:27 am

Best plan

Very nice

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Post by sauce » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:24 am

These look to be in stock at Analoghaven now.

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Post by ADDAC System » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:27 am

Hello,

We've uploaded 2 new videos for our VCA Quintet:

Part 1: Overview
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Part 2: Demonstration
[video][/video]


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Post by Bambou » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:52 am

Great video, very informative :yay:

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Post by arnoux » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:58 pm

Thanks for the vid! Quintet really packs a lot and I can see used a lot in my system.. Sadly it sucks a lot of mA and I'm in the edge of power starve, it would push my rack near 1100 mA and my case is just 1200.. :hmm:
What do you think guys?

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Post by flo » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:17 pm

Doepfer 1200 mA...?

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Post by arnoux » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:09 pm

Yes Doepfer LC9, 1200 mA.. With the Quintet on modular grid I reach 1083 mA and I don't know the power consumption of a DIY LPG a friend of mine built tome, but I guess no more than 30 mA.. So I'm very close to the edge.

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Post by flo » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:23 am

IME the Doepfer linear PSUs are really stable until you cross the actual max... So if you're sure you're still below it, I wouldn't worry too much.

Still highly appreciating my 802 here :sb:

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Post by arnoux » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:18 pm

Ah yeah then :moneyburn:

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Post by mapmap » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:17 am

nice.

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Post by Summa » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:07 pm

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Post by flo » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Upside down? Not bad either :hihi:

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