The A-100 Basic System 2 is nearly identical with to the Basic System 1 but includes a MIDI-Interface. The modules A-150 (VC Switch) and A-162 (Trigger Delay) are replaced with the MIDI interface A-190 and a 4HP blind plate.
A-100 Basic System 1 is a reliable starting point for working with the A-100 but it contains no MIDI interface.
There are no fixed rules for which and how many modules are required in an analog modular system. If you are a beginner, you might have problems in finding the right combination of modules for a basic system. Thus, Doepfer has arranged some system packages to start with, containing the modules in the specs below. The main difference between the basic systems 1 and 2 is the MIDI interface. System 1 is not equipped with a MIDI interface. If you want to control this system with MIDI you need an external MIDI-to-CV interface (e.g. MCV24 or MCV4). System 2 contains the MIDI interface A-190 instead of the two modules A-150 (Dual VCS) and A-162 (Dual Trigger Delay).
The modules are mounted into a 6U base frame and each system contains 30 patch cables (mixed length and color). The basic systems 1 and 2 are available also as portable suitcase versions. Because of the 8HP power input the suitcase versions contain one module less (system 1: no A-162 / system 2: no A-170).
Additionally Doepfer offers a minimal „Entry System“ built into a 3HU base frame with MIDI interface containing all modules for absolute basic applications of the A-100.
You will save some money compared to the regular prices when you purchase one of the basic systems (about 10%)! All systems include the complete A-100 user's manual. This includes all modules (not only the modules of the system in question).
The purpose and function of the other modules not included with the basic systems will become clear while you are working with the A-100 system, and you will realize the missing modules for your application very soon. If you want to expand the basic systems you need an empty frame (3U or 6U) and the desired additional modules and patch cords.
Flycase version available for the same price!!! Please specify in your order if you want to have version 1 or 2 and 115 or 230V if you order the A-100 suitcase.
> tech specs
2 x VCO A-110
2 x ADSR A-140
2 x LFO A-145
1 x Ring modulator A-114
1 x Diviseur Audio A-115
1 x VC Waveform Processor A-116
1 x Noise/Random A-118
1 x VCF1 A-120 (low-pass filter 24dB)
1 x VCF2 A-121 (multimode filter 12dB)
1 x VCA linéaire A-130
1 x logarithmic VCA A-131
1 x linear mixer A-138a
1 x logarithmic mixer A-138b
1 x Double S&H A-148
1 x Trigger Divider A-160
1 x Trigger Sequencer A-161
1 x Dual Slew Limiter A-170
1 x Multiple I A-180
1 x MIDI interface A-190
plaque vierge 4HP
30 patch cables (mixed)