Doepfer A-179-2 Light Controlled CV Source II (Slim Line)
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- Order number: 210451
- Depth: 30
Module for converting light intensity into control voltage.
With the A-179-2, continuous control voltages and gate signals can be generated by means of a light-sensitive resistor. Conveniently, the module is equipped with some clever functions to get as much as possible out of your old misfiring neon tube.
- ext. Sens.: here you can connect an external sensor, which disables the internal sensor.
- CV Offset: controller for setting the output voltage at a certain brightness (e.g. output = 0V at complete darkness)
- CV Level: Controller for setting the sensitivity of the generated output voltage (i.e. how much a difference in brightness affects the output voltage)
- Gate Threshold: Controller for setting the threshold above which a gate signal is triggered, an internal jumper is used to determine whether the gate signal is derived from the CV Out+ or CV Out- voltage.
- CV Out+: positive control voltage output, an increase of the brightness causes an increase of the voltage
- CV Out-: negative control voltage output, an increase of brightness causes a decrease of voltage.
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.