Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter Special Edition
Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter Special Edition is based on the legendary Wasp Synth's filter circuitry. If the fragmented and crazy nature of the Korg filter sound was what you are after, you might prefer the Wasp's sound too. This filter was made out of electronic parts that had never meant to be parts of any audio processing circuitry: a clear example that there are no limits of innovation in electronic musical instrument design!
Module Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter is a special 12dB multimode filter using the "strange" filter circuit of the "EDP Wasp" (an analog synthesizer with black/yellow case built end of the seventies, manufactured by the UK company "Electronic Dream Plant"). This design "abuses" digital inverters as analog operational amplifiers leading to distortions and other "dirty" effects that generate the specific sound of this filter. The filter is equipped with a band pass output and a combined low/notch/high pass output. For this output a control knob defines the relation between low and high pass signal. If both signals appear at the same level (i.e. middle position of the Mix knob) one obtains a notch filter. Otherwise the low or high pass signal predominates. The module does not feature self oscillation in contrast to most of the other filters of the A-100 system.
Inputs: Audio In, CV In (2x)
Outputs: Bandpass Out, Low/Highpass Mix-Out
Controls: Audio and CV attenuator, Frequency, Resonance, LP/HP Mix
For more detailed information please look at the English user's manual A124_man.pdf
The function and operation of this module is very similar to the Wasp filter module SEM VCF A-106-5. But the sound of both filters is very different ! The only functional difference is the position of the sockets and controls, and the function of the controls CV2 (A-124: normal attenuator, A-106-5: polarizer).