DAY 3: VCA Quintet Mixing Console

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DAY 3: VCA Quintet Mixing Console

Post by __ag » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:20 am

Day 3:
ADDAC802 VCA Quintet Mixing Console

This module comes to update our ADDAC802 Audio Mixer

Features:
2 independent mixing channels, Solo and Mix
Mix Output includes a 6th VCA with Pre and Post outputs

5 independent VCA's with:
Independent outputs
Linear or logarithmic control
Solo/Off/Mix switch that routes their audio to the Solo Channel or the Mix channel. In Off position the VCA does not go to the outputs. This way you can use all 5 VCA's separately for different sources (audio or cv) or mix in 2 different chains.
The Solo line is also intended for Pre Listening purposes, using this output to connect your headphones through some headphone amplifier module.

External input into the Mix channel for daisy chaining.

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Post by bj_gzp » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:30 am

Uh, i can't wait for this one to get out :)
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:40 am

:eek: Uber useful for live (or any) situation!
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Post by spitznagl » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:44 pm

Well, this one's freaking tempting.

Two questions; What's the AC/DC switch for?

Is the external input routed before or after the master VCA? I'm just wondering if it could be used as six individual VCAs.

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Post by John Noble » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:20 pm

Hmmmm ... database difficulty: the model ADDAC802 is already taken.

http://www.addacsystem.com/product/addac802-vc-mixer

Does the version on the website get replaced by this? :hmm:
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Post by __ag » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:25 pm

Yes, 802 will be replaced by this new one!
i will update the website very soon, been experiencing some internet problems today.


And AC/DC switch is for ac or dc coupling putting it simple it's an option to choose between audio(ac) or voltage(dc) signals.

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Post by DonKartofflo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:39 pm

spitznagl wrote:Well, this one's freaking tempting.

Two questions; What's the AC/DC switch for?

Is the external input routed before or after the master VCA? I'm just wondering if it could be used as six individual VCAs.
Well it could be five indie vcas for sure. I guess the ext in is before the master, since it wouldn't make much sense to have it after it...
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Post by chvad » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:57 pm

this is sweet!

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Post by microtonal » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:56 pm

This is module is very nice. It is so easy to add mix outputs in a multi-VCA module, makes you wonder why it isn't done more often.

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Post by microtonal » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:02 pm

Link input as seen here should be a requirement for almost any mixer/VCA combination.

Is Solo really a second Mix out? That's better IMHO than a true solo.

Pre and post vca mix outs, icing on the cake!

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Post by stellvia » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:09 am

Cool!

Can each channel be used as a mixer without a CV input? i.e. using the VCA control for each channel as a straight volume control?

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Post by bj_gzp » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:22 am

stellvia wrote:Cool!

Can each channel be used as a mixer without a CV input? i.e. using the VCA control for each channel as a straight volume control?
I think that should be no problem. I intend to use it that way as well, with an envelope only on the Master OUT VCA.

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Post by Mercutio » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:49 am

The versatility of this module is really impressive !

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Post by bj_gzp » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:58 am

Mine is ready (i have seen it with my own eyes!), i paid for it and i'm awaiting the tracking code :)
Now is the worst time, waiting for the postman :cry: :hyper:

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Post by flo » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:10 am

bj_gzp wrote:Mine is ready (i have seen it with my own eyes!), i paid for it and i'm awaiting the tracking code :)
Now is the worst time, waiting for the postman :cry: :hyper:
Ditto, mine (#2) is on the way as well :bacon:

Can't wait for it :sb:

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Post by bj_gzp » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:13 am

Interesting, i thought i'll get #2.
But who cares, i just want to get mine yesterday hehe :sb:

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Post by flo » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:29 am

bj_gzp wrote:Interesting, i thought i'll get #2.
But who cares, i just want to get mine yesterday hehe :sb:
Interesting indeed. :hmm: But yeah you're right, who cares, this will be tons of fun.

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Post by bj_gzp » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:12 am

I just got #3 :bananaguitar:
It will be a long day at work :zombie:
I can't wait to check the solo out.

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Post by dj_bluefalcon » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:06 am

I'm getting pretty drooly over these. Any word on their commercial availability in the US? I've sent ADDAC a note, but haven't heard back yet. It's only been a couple of hours, so I'm sure they'll get to it. Just wondered if anyone here had heard anything about it yet.

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Post by flo » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:43 am

Well AFAIK the first three modules were just produced; #1 stays at ADDAC, #2 arrived at my place today (pic later) and #3 is with bj_gzp... Don't know about the next "batch" but the fine folks from ADDAC will certainly reply to your email very soon.

Cheers! :sb:

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Post by arnoux » Sun May 12, 2013 4:42 pm

Guys I'm considering to swap my A-132-3 and a uVCA for this one, five VCAs VS four in less HP + I really love the aesthetics of ADDAC stuff..

What I don't understand about the design is the "one knob" configuration, I mean, my A-132-3 has 2 knobs for VCA, CV and Gain, what's in this one the level knob for? How do you like it for percussion sounds? I'm going to pair it with an A-143-2 quad adsr and maybe a Make Noise Function..

Thanks in advance!

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Post by flo » Mon May 13, 2013 2:14 am

The knob is bi-functional: from fully CCW to 12 o'clock it does CV attenuation, then from 12 o'clock to fully CW it does offset. That means, if you don't use any CV, sound will start to appear at 12 o'clock; if you use CV, the knob will attenuate that CV up to 12 o'clock, then start to offset it all (so it won't completely close). While it takes a little time to get used to it, I really like this feature, it's awesome!

Percussive is not a problem either... I have mine paired with an Envelator, Maths and A142-4.

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Post by arnoux » Mon May 13, 2013 8:37 am

Thanks Flo really helpfull!

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Post by flo » Mon May 13, 2013 8:57 am

My pleasure! :tu:

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Post by withakay » Thu May 30, 2013 3:43 pm

flo wrote:The knob is bi-functional: from fully CCW to 12 o'clock it does CV attenuation, then from 12 o'clock to fully CW it does offset. That means, if you don't use any CV, sound will start to appear at 12 o'clock; if you use CV, the knob will attenuate that CV up to 12 o'clock, then start to offset it all (so it won't completely close). While it takes a little time to get used to it, I really like this feature, it's awesome!

Percussive is not a problem either... I have mine paired with an Envelator, Maths and A142-4.
Wow, that is actually a really cool feature to have, I would have had not idea about that if you had not mentioned it...

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