DAY 3: VCA Quintet Mixing Console

New Interfaces for Analog Synthesizers.

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Post by algo » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:02 am

Just got one yesterday :sb: and now thinking about revising my envelopes to fit. What are people using with it?

At the moment I've got Maths and PEG.

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Post by Neekau » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:18 am

Maths 2013 + Intellijel Quadra

Edit: Sorry for the late reply :doh:

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Post by Summa » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:47 pm

same here plus pitts adsr, envelator and some more.. it works pretty much with everything! :tu:

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Post by Claudyknight » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:40 am

This looks awesome but can you get it in silver? Massive OCD :)

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Post by flo » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:30 am

You can get any Addac in any color - if you are prepared to pay for it... :tu:

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Post by monads » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:48 am

I noticed on mine with nothing patched the LED's light-up on VCA 3 and MIX VCA with the knobs fully clockwise???? Is this normal??? I have serial #29 purchased new a few months ago.

Just want to confirm as I haven't really had a chance to use (I just recently found the rack space for it!).

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Post by flo » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:00 am

Mine does not do that. Does this manifest itself as a DC offset at the output(s)?

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Post by monads » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:48 am

I haven't had a chance to really test. I just racked it and messed with the knobs real quick and figured that behavior was odd.

I'll test further tonight and report back........

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Post by monads » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:46 am

I couldn't find any fault :despair:

Odd. I even took the outputs to the 205 oscilloscope to see if I could see anything and nothing.

I noticed with VCA 3 depending on if in LIN/LOG the led will light up at different stages. In LIN, at 1 o'clock you see it's dimly lit. In LOG mode, it's 2 o'clock.

For the MIX VCA, it's kinda the same behavior depending on which combination of AC/DC and LIN/LOG are switched.

The module appears to work fine though, so I don't know.

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Post by flo » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:11 am

Shoot Andre an email just to be sure...

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Post by monads » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:52 am

Email sent!! Let's see.....

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Post by monads » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:05 pm

Still awaiting a response :waah: :waah: :waah:

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Post by monads » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:08 pm

Re-sent message :cry: :despair: :help:

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Post by flo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:46 pm

Fuck man, sorry, hope Andre will respond soon :hmm:

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Post by monads » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:22 pm

He responded! He said the "LEDs on the mixer are not AC coupled so it can happen that a slight bias offset, generated by the gain knob, happens and the LED comes on."

He said it wasn't normal, and although the audio path isn't affected to not worry about, but they can repair it regardless. Nonetheless I opted to have have it repaired. I'm just waiting to hear a response back from him on where to send. I hope a response doesn't take long and or the repair/return once it's in his hands.

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Post by flo » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:45 pm

Sounds reasonable! Glad you got a response :tu:

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Post by C3P4 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:47 am

I'm thinking of getting one of these, just wanted to clarify some functionality. When the solo/off/mix switch is set to off does the individual output still have the signal? Or does it act like a mute switch? :hmm:

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Post by flo » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:37 pm

The signal is always present at the individual outs. :tu:

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Post by C3P4 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:05 pm

Excellent! I suppose it would be quite strange if it wasn't.

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Post by monads » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:28 am

Well.....I'm still waiting to hear back from Andre on where to ship :cry: :cry: :cry:

Is it always this brutal to wait for replies/service???

Besides resolving my issue, I just want to add that this really is a kick a$$ module! I have a Cwejman VCA-4MX that I compare against and the 802 is just way better! Sound wise, they're on par....but the 802 excels in features/price vs. the VCA-4MX. If I didn't have my VCA-4MX, I'd buy another 802 :tu:

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Post by flo » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:50 pm

I also just got a VCA-4MX can also attest that they are both amazing. But I wanted to add that the 802 saturates (in a pleasing way) which the Cwejman doesn't (unless you start multing the source to all inputs, which is nice).

The two of them together is an amazing lot of mixing VCA power! :sb:

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Post by vidrock » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:21 pm

waiting on my 802... :)
ordered it on thursday last week.
I mix everything together and keep the kitsch in sync.

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Post by Gyroscope » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:30 pm

Nice stuff

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Post by DickMarker » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:17 am

Question regarding this module.

Am I right in thinking that the switch in the 'off' position mutes it's respective channel?

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Post by flo » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:59 am

Only in the two "mixes", not on the individual out. I interpret it as "out" not "off" (i.e., going only to the individual out) :hihi: The signal is always present at the individual outs. :tu:

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