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LxD closest alternatives in the same price range

Post by Andy137 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:49 am

There's no LxD or Optomix these weeks. Will them back to the market? Or better to take a look at the alternative modules. I'm more interested in LxD and its alternatives. Menq Qi DPLPG or Doepfer A-101-2? What will I lose in sounds versality or tone palette if I buy one of these two modules comparing to the LxD preferences?

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Post by mosorensen » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 am

LxD appears to be in stock at Signal Sounds.

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Post by hawkfuzz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:57 am

There’s a great lpg comparison video on YT that will give you an idea.

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Post by lud » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:03 am

Often see both second hand too

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Post by Bignorthumbrian » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:55 pm

I have the LxD, Optomix, Meng Qi, Takaab DLPG and the Doepfer 101-2.

The Meng Qi has a different sound to the LxD, the Takaab has very long decay on each output. Optomix sounds great, and has plenty of options. The Doepfer is a filter, vca and LPG, and is a lovely filter and fantastic value for the money. My favourite is probably the LxD, especially when you have the two lpgs linked in series as a vca.
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Post by The Junglechrist » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:24 pm

The LxD has indeed something special to it that I like a lot even tho I have tons of lpgs (optomix, QMMG, Verbos ATC, Dynamix if it applies and a Dual Borg on sale). It very simple and sound good almost all the time.
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Post by Blairio » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:37 am

I have an Optomix mk1, and two Doepfer A101-2's.

The Doepfer unit is very flexible, As another posted noted, it can be a straight 12db low pass filter, or a VCA, or a LPG. So when you don't need a LPG, you have a spare VCA or filter. The Vactrols in my two are what I would call 'medium' length decay, whereas on my Optomix, one the two channel's Vactrols has a sort decay, and the other a longish one!

I don't think you would be disappointed with either unit.

I suggest (if possible) trying out low pass gate modules in your local shop, because there does seem to be a lot of variability in Vactrols - even between examples of the same model of LPG from the same manufacturer.

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Post by dumbledog » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:49 am

Just gimme an LxD with two 6dB sections already.

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Post by hawkfuzz » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:36 am

dumbledog wrote:Just gimme an LxD with two 6dB sections already.
I want this as well

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Post by wm.wragg » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:49 am

Yeah I love the 6dB section, so sweet.

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Post by Blicken Synths » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:25 am

Haven't tried the lxd but I'll second what everyone says about the A-101-2 being excellent. Using it a lot lately for both lpg and vca functions. I must try it out as a filter
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Post by blakeq » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:24 am

There is a Pittsburgh lpg module as well, maybe only available used

And don’t forget mutable streams!

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Post by pugix » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:56 am

dumbledog wrote:Just gimme an LxD with two 6dB sections already.
This is why I have two LxDs.
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Post by moremagic » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:48 am

i traded a pule of unracked utilities for an odyssey last year but ive still got my lxd on the shelf taunting me to get another case

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