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A-173-1 and A-173-2 allow musicians to start and stop sequences, transpose patterns, trigger modulators and much more. The module package consists of a miniature keyboard made of 15 vertically arranged buttons plus octave switch and a receiver. The latter has one gate output per key as well as global CV and gate sockets. In principle, you can also play melodies with the A-173-1/2. Individual keys can be decoupled from the CV path via a learning function.
The A-173-1 features a miniature keyboard made of 15 vertically arranged buttons. Using the modules switch, it is possible to choose from three octave ranges. The A-173-2 outputs control voltages generated by the keyboard. Besides global CV and gate connectors, there are 15 individual outs. – One for each key. This means that up to 15 processes can be triggered or stopped in parallel. The CV output works according to the standard 1v per octave. A learn function allows users to decouple individual keys from the CV bus. – This way, it is possible to use an octave for playing notes or transposing patterns, while the other buttons control sequencers and modulators.
WIth a long trajectory building synths, MIDI keyboards and designing bespoke devices for music pioneers Kraftwerk, Dieter Doepfer decided to design his own modular synthesizer in 1995 based on existing electrical and mechanical specifications of lab equipment he used during his years at university. The official presentation of the system at 1996 Frankfurt Musikmesse caught everyone by surprise and created lots of interest. After Doepfer published the specifications on his website, many instrument designers and engineers saw the potential of the new Eurorack format. Doepfer continues expanding their catalog of over 200 modules (and counting), operating from their modest offices in the outskirts of Munich.