Doepfer A-111-3 Micro Precision VCO/LFO
The A-111-3 has two elements for setting the frequency: a switch selecting between LFO and VCO mode as well as a tune control with a jumper-selectable range:
- Jumper position 1: 16Hz to 20 kHz
- Jumper position 2: 16Hz to 70Hz
- Without jumper: 16Hz to 22Hz
The XM potentiometer can be used as a fine tune control as long as nothing is patched to the XM socket.
The oscillator has a frequency range of at least fifteen octaves (0.0001 - 40Hz in LFO mode; 0.5Hz to 20kHz in VCO mode) and offers perfect 1V/octave tracking over ten octaves minimum, typically in the range of 20Hz to 20 kHz. Frequencies below 25Hz are visualized with a two-color LED. The 1V/octave input is accompanied by two FM inputs, one for linear and one for exponential frequency modulation. A jumper determines whether the module obtains pitch CV via the internal bus.
The VCO has a triangle core from which sawtooth, pulse, and sine are derived. The wave forms are almost perfect and sans glitches. The pulse width can be set with a control from 0 to 100% and of course it can be modulated. There is one input for oscillator synchronization and its type, either hard or soft sync, is jumper-selected. Both types differ in sound with the hard sync being more aggressive and richer in harmonics.
The Micro Precision VCO/LFO is a space-saving and utterly precise analog VCO/LFO with an extremely big frequency range, immaculate tracking over at least ten octaves, and nearly perfect waveforms. Basically...
Max Depth: 65mm
Power: 40mA@ +12V , 40mA@ -12V , 0mA@ +5V
is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.