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vc controlled mixers

Post by 22tape » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:54 am

besides the a-135 (only one output), and cwejman's mx-4s (which cost a million dollars) are there any other multichannel voltage control mixers out there? eurorack or otherwise....

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Post by flts » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:20 am

A simple solution would be to get a bunch of VCA modules and a little unity gain mixer (like the Analogue Solutions one) for summing the inputs. Voilá.

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Post by 22tape » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:29 am

flts wrote:A simple solution would be to get a bunch of VCA modules and a little unity gain mixer (like the Analogue Solutions one) for summing the inputs. Voilá.
thanks, flts. ya, i was considering that. i was just putting the feelers out there to see if there was an all in one solution.

since there doesn't seem to be any other VC Mixers out there, that's probably what i'll do!

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Post by thermionicjunky » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:53 am

There will be the Plan B model 18. With the VC expansion module, there will be VC level and pan for four inputs. This module is supposed to be one of the next to be completed.

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Post by 22tape » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:33 pm

thermionicjunky wrote:There will be the Plan B model 18. With the VC expansion module, there will be VC level and pan for four inputs. This module is supposed to be one of the next to be completed.
fantastic! i didn't know if that was still in the works or not. thanks for the heads up.

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Post by felix » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:35 pm

is it? Last I remember, Peter punted on it to finish mort "system oriented" modules. I was really disapponted because I too was looking forward to the M18.
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Post by dougcl » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:42 pm

There is a mod schematic out there somewhere to put individual outs on the A-135. Another option is the Cwejman VCA-4MX, which is really great and small.

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Post by 22tape » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:53 pm

dougcl wrote:There is a mod schematic out there somewhere to put individual outs on the A-135. Another option is the Cwejman VCA-4MX, which is really great and small.
great, thanks dougcl. i actually decided to buy another two cgs tube vca/timbral gate boards. that'll give me a total of four. afters some thinking, i like this solution better. more flexibility. now i just need to get my hands on another model 9. that's a wicked cool mixer. such a simple idea, yet so play-able! live switch routing :love:

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Post by REwire » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:52 am

Before I had my Cwejman MX-4S Mixer I used 4 Doepfer A-134 Panners and two Analogue Solutions MX-61 line mixers. Each of the right and left outputs of the panners fed into the mixer so all the mono inputs could be VC panned and feed the stereo bus. VCA's were still needed before each panner to VC the level.

Also, effects with stereo outputs like delays could be patched in to the MX-61's too. I still use the MX-61's as main outs of my Cwejman to patch in the stereo FX.

Also, Plan-B's model 18 will not be out anytime before he completes a bunch of others.

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Post by consumed » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:18 am

can somebody enlighten me on the merits of vc mixing? is it a space saving thing?

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Post by dougcl » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:02 am

My theory on it was to get quad VCA functionality in a small space. That's why I bought the A-135. I wanted the same thing in the MX-4S with panning, but the lack of CV attenuation makes it a pain to use as a quad VCA. I suppose the "real" purpose of VC mixers is to allow fading of signals from multiple sources using a quadrature LFO or morphing controller. I just finally picked up a quadrature LFO, and I haven't had a chance to play around with that yet.

I have a perfect A-135 available for sale, if anyone is interested. 30% off new.
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