doepfer's a-163 frequency divider

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doepfer's a-163 frequency divider

Post by 22tape » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:59 pm

hey guys. does anyone have this module....and would you mind posting some clips? i can't seem to find any examples anywhere.

i'm specifically interested in using complex (external audio) signals...not rectangle signals (like the manual recommends).

what are your opinions of the module?

thanks much!

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:19 pm

I believe it works in the same way an oldskool octave pedal works.

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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:11 am

I had one before it decided to die in fantastic form

Just to let you know its a CLOCK divider. As in its expecting a square signal. No matter what you put in, you will get a square out.

You'd be happier with an A115 I think. I have that to and its pretty cool and is designed for audio.

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Post by justin3am » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:32 am

I have an A-115, I'll see about posting some exaples later.

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Post by 22tape » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:16 am

justin3am wrote:I have an A-115, I'll see about posting some exaples later.
great, thanks guys. that'd be great, justin, thanks!

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Post by 22tape » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:15 pm

A Dingleberry Monstrosity wrote:
You'd be happier with an A115 I think. I have that to and its pretty cool and is designed for audio.
yeah, the a115 looks nice. can't find any sound examples anywhere though. i'd love to hear both of these in action.

is there an audio divider with vc out there in modular land?

thanks.

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Post by wetterberg » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:17 pm

uhm, the 163 *is* a vc controlled divider....
Please explain to me. I be dummy
http://www.doepfer.de/a163.htm

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Post by 22tape » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:54 pm

wetterberg wrote:uhm, the 163 *is* a vc controlled divider....
Please explain to me. I be dummy
http://www.doepfer.de/a163.htm
uhm, well at least you're not being condescending :roll:

from dingleberry's post i thought that they were different beasts (ie the frequency divider wasn't, neccessarily, meant for audio, but the audio divider was.) now that i've read through the manual of the a115 i see that it's output will be squared too.

hey dingleberry, was there a difference in sound between the two? thanks!

i really wish doepfer would include sound examples for all of the modules :bang:

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Post by wetterberg » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:03 pm

22tape wrote:
wetterberg wrote:uhm, the 163 *is* a vc controlled divider....
Please explain to me. I be dummy
http://www.doepfer.de/a163.htm
uhm, well at least you're not being condescending :roll:
nah, I was genuinely being confused... I didn't understand, and maybe there was a distinction between one type or the other. I'm sorry if it came across the wrong way...

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Post by 22tape » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:32 pm

wetterberg wrote:
22tape wrote:
wetterberg wrote:uhm, the 163 *is* a vc controlled divider....
Please explain to me. I be dummy
http://www.doepfer.de/a163.htm
uhm, well at least you're not being condescending :roll:
nah, I was genuinely being confused... I didn't understand, and maybe there was a distinction between one type or the other. I'm sorry if it came across the wrong way...
no worries man. sorry i misunderstood you :guinness:

sarcasm is a tough thing to communicate online :-)

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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:53 pm

22tape wrote:
wetterberg wrote:uhm, the 163 *is* a vc controlled divider....
Please explain to me. I be dummy
http://www.doepfer.de/a163.htm
hey dingleberry, was there a difference in sound between the two? thanks!
def, I didnt use the clock divider on audio very much, since you basically got the same output every time no matter what you put in. It was pretty predictable and boring imho.

It did have a pretty cool sub osc sound at times, but again I didnt really like what I got out. Hard to explain why. :doh:

the audio divider is pretty cool. Also gives a nice sub out signal like before, but it seems to track the wave shape better. You put in a sine, it sounds like you get a sine out. (or actually 2, or 3 etc ) :)

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Post by 22tape » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:38 pm

A Dingleberry Monstrosity wrote:
22tape wrote:
wetterberg wrote:uhm, the 163 *is* a vc controlled divider....
Please explain to me. I be dummy
http://www.doepfer.de/a163.htm
hey dingleberry, was there a difference in sound between the two? thanks!
def, I didnt use the clock divider on audio very much, since you basically got the same output every time no matter what you put in. It was pretty predictable and boring imho.

It did have a pretty cool sub osc sound at times, but again I didnt really like what I got out. Hard to explain why. :doh:

the audio divider is pretty cool. Also gives a nice sub out signal like before, but it seems to track the wave shape better. You put in a sine, it sounds like you get a sine out. (or actually 2, or 3 etc ) :)

great, thanks much DB.

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