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Intellijel Quad VCA

Post by atrostor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:28 pm

A 4 channel mixing VCA with response curve and bias controls, and a +6dB gain boost switch. A lovechild of uVCA and Linix with a new trick up its sleeve? 12hp and costs $189.

More info here: https://intellijel.com/eurorack-modules/quad-vca/

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Post by Conrad » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:36 pm

Looks like it could be the new gold standard for intro rack VCA systems, especially if it can beat veils by taking up less than 12 hp. It looks about that big, though. There's also a mysterious switch behind the level knobs... what could that be? :eek:

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Post by atrostor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:44 pm

Conrad wrote:Looks like it could be the new gold standard for intro rack VCA systems, especially if it can beat veils by taking up less than 12 hp. It looks about that big, though. There's also a mysterious switch behind the level knobs... what could that be? :eek:
I think it's 12hp. The switch seems to be a gain boost switch so, MAYBE, this could be used to boost line level signals to the Eurorack level.

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Post by lud » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:52 pm

Do we need another Quad vca?

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Post by Conrad » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:58 pm

lud wrote:Do we need another Quad vca?
The continuous lin/exp transition shows up in relatively few modules and makes it worth it in my opinion for those who don't already have enough VCAS (which you can never REALLY have enough of, right?). Coming from a relatively large American Eurorack manufacturer, the killer detail here will likely be the name recognition and quality/cost ratio.

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Post by Conrad » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:59 pm

atrostor wrote: The switch seems to be a gain boost switch so, MAYBE, this could be used to boost line level signals to the Eurorack level.
That would be MASSIVE :party:

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Post by atrostor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Price, size and feature-wise this will likely compete with Veils (and possibly one-upping with bias control) but I think Linix will take the biggest hit from this.

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Post by Conrad » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:07 pm

atrostor wrote:Price, size and feature-wise this will likely compete with Veils (and possibly one-upping with bias control) but I think Linix will take the biggest hit from this.
Jeez, and for only $189. Maybe I should ditch my veils :confused:

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Post by absolve » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:07 pm

If it distorts this will knock the Bubblesound VCA off my to buy list. VC mixer, VCA, Lin/exp sweep. Sign me up.

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Post by atrostor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:13 pm

Conrad wrote:
atrostor wrote:Price, size and feature-wise this will likely compete with Veils (and possibly one-upping with bias control) but I think Linix will take the biggest hit from this.
Jeez, and for only $189. Maybe I should ditch my veils :confused:
Well, Veils is an extremely clean VCA also with the capability of boosting line level signals to Euro and response curve controls so I wouldn't be so hasty ditching it before hearing the Quad VCA.

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Post by Yodhan » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:14 pm

Of course, right when I am looking at getting more VCAs.
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Post by Infinity Curve » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:15 pm

Conrad wrote:
lud wrote:Do we need another Quad vca?
The continuous lin/exp transition shows up in relatively few modules and makes it worth it in my opinion for those who don't already have enough VCAS (which you can never REALLY have enough of, right?). Coming from a relatively large American Eurorack manufacturer, the killer detail here will likely be the name recognition and quality/cost ratio.
Intellijel is Canadian. Have to say, this looks pretty nice, but wont this basically kill the µVCA II at that price point?

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Post by jwm » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:18 pm

*nevermind*

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Post by tebs213 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:20 pm

Infinity Curve wrote:
Conrad wrote:
lud wrote:Do we need another Quad vca?
The continuous lin/exp transition shows up in relatively few modules and makes it worth it in my opinion for those who don't already have enough VCAS (which you can never REALLY have enough of, right?). Coming from a relatively large American Eurorack manufacturer, the killer detail here will likely be the name recognition and quality/cost ratio.
Intellijel is Canadian. Have to say, this looks pretty nice, but wont this basically kill the µVCA II at that price point?
Nope. Lots of HP conscious people out there, especially those of us who play out live a lot. I certainly won't be ditching mine.

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Post by lasesentaysiete » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:22 pm

Conrad wrote:Coming from a relatively large American Eurorack manufacturer
nice try

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Post by Geaux » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:24 pm

Canada is still american, just you know, north american :yay:

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Post by Kummer » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:26 pm

Wait, is Canada not in North America anymore?... Just because you guys have a cool president now and we have.... doesn't mean your getting out of this fantastic fun club... this will be the happiest 4 years since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f#cking Kaye
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Post by lasesentaysiete » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Kummer wrote: a cool president
Prime Minister

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Post by Kummer » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:28 pm

lasesentaysiete wrote:
Kummer wrote: a cool president
Prime Minister
whatever :)
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Post by Infinity Curve » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:33 pm

Kummer wrote:Wait, is Canada not in North America anymore?... Just because you guys have a cool president now and we have.... doesn't mean your getting out of this fantastic fun club... this will be the happiest 4 years since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f#cking Kaye
??? We have a Prime Minister, not a president, lol

As for North America, not sure what you are getting at. If someone asks an Italian person where they are from, do they say Europe?

Moving on... :miley:

I understand the previous comments regarding the µVCA versus this Quad VCA as far as HP, but if you can get 4 VCAs in this for less than 2 µVCA's, I see it hurting that product sales a bit.

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Post by boramx » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:39 pm

mighty nice feature set and good price.

VCAs w/o bias controls, however....die earthling.:dalek: if you make me add offsets from MATHS, i'll be upset at you. :burns:

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Post by Kummer » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:40 pm

OK, PRIME MINISTER... world leader is what I meant. People make mistakes, I'm a human being
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Post by Infinity Curve » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:48 pm

Kummer wrote:OK, PRIME MINISTER... world leader is what I meant. People make mistakes, I'm a human being
See, Canadians are all smiles and gumdrops until someone infers were American, then the gloves come off, eh.

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Post by Naqin » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:52 pm

boramx wrote:mighty nice feature set and good price.

VCAs w/o bias controls, however....die earthling.:dalek: if you make me add offsets from MATHS, i'll be upset at you. :burns:
I'm pretty sure the level knobs will be bias controls.

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