Doepfer A-156 Vintage Edition

Dual Control Voltage Quantizer

  • Vintage edition with black front plate
  • Converts a continuous input voltage into a stepped output voltage
  • Eurorack format
  • Width: 8 HP
  • Depth: 55 mm
  • Power requirement: +50 mA (+ 12V) / -10 mA (-12V)

Further Information

Switch Modul No
CV-Editor/VC-Processor Yes
Tools No
Width 8 TE / HP
12 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.8 / 5.0
12 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
Doepfer A-156 Quantiser
Blair, 04.04.2014
I have the Doepfer A-149 module which generates stored and quantised random voltages. This is great, but soon I found myself looking for a module which would take the output of the A-149 and restrict it to play notes from recognisable scales, such as major and minor ones. I also wanted to create arpeggios which included only notes from certain chords. Research showed that I needed to get a control voltage quantiser, which would select from the random collages only those values that would play notes from chords or scales I had selected.

I bought the A-156 Dual Quantiser after I had checked out much more expensive versions from other manufacturers. The A-156 does not have all the 'bells and whistles' of its more expensive competitors, such as programmable scales and memories. however these devices are at least twice as expensive as the A-156, and I was not looking for extra functionality. A key feature of the A-156 is that it is a dual quantiser - in effect two devices in one. However, the second quantiser defaults to generating semi-tone scales only. This can be changed by changing the position of a jumper on the main circuit board. After that, both quantisers offer the same features, such as notes from a chosen scale or arpeggio playing a certain chord.

The A-156 also includes trigger outputs, which will send a gate signal each time a new note value is generated. This is very useful for 'shaping' the sound, such as triggering a low pass gate to open each time a note is created by the A-156 and played by a VCO.

Are there any shortcomings? Not really. For the price this module performs incredibly well, and it easy to operate. My one suggestion is that the jumper that links or separates the two quantisers, should be replaced by a 2-way switch on the module's front panel.

Great module, highly recommended.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
Excellent
Simon P, 29.07.2013
I've been put off buying a quantiser for some time, I'm not really sure why, just one of those things.
I guess it's because I didn't really understand what it did fully. I mean, I know what a quantiser does in a drum machine or sequencer, but this is different in that not only can you get it to spit out cv notes in relation to a trigger you send it, but you can get it to only spit out cv notes that are in a certain key if that's what you want.
And it's so so easy to use that before you know it you'll be creating things on a modular you've never been able to do before without lots of added equipment and a shed load of modules.

A little tip: There's a tiny jumper on the reverse that when moved (see Doepfers website for details) it will make the controls of the bottom quantifier also control the top quantifier.

I really don't know what I was worried about by putting off buying this. It's a doddle to use and works brilliantly.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Doepfer A-156 Vintage Edition
(12)
Doepfer A-156 Vintage Edition
to the product
127 €

Dual Control Voltage Quantizer Vintage edition with black front plate, Converts a continuous input voltage into a stepped output voltage, Eurorack format, Width: 8 HP, Depth: 55 mm, Power...

  • Switch Modul: No
  • CV-Editor/VC-Processor: Yes
  • Module: Yes
  • Tools: No
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Width: 8 TE / HP
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter SE
(43)
Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter SE

Wasp Filter Special edition, Special 12 dB multimode filter, Circuit technology of the "EDP Wasp", Black front, Yellow pot caps, Width: 8 HP, Depth: 45 mm, Power requirements: +30 mA (+12 V)/-10 mA...

  • Width: 8 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-138s Mini Stereo Mixer
(23)
Doepfer A-138s Mini Stereo Mixer

Mini Stereo Mixer 4-in-2 mix module in Eurorack format, Four inputs with attenuator and pan control, plus two 3.5 mm mini jack outputs, Width: 8 HP, Depth: 30 mm, Power requirements: +10 mA (+12 V)...

  • Modul Type: Stereo
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Width: 8 TE / HP
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-160-2 Clock Divider II
(16)
Doepfer A-160-2 Clock Divider II

Frequency Divider For clock/trigger/gate signals, Width: 4 TE/ 4 HP / 20 mm

  • Width: 4 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-180-2 Multiples
(70)
Doepfer A-180-2 Multiples

Passive Multi-Port Distributor 8x Interconnected jacks, Sockets are divided into 2x quadruple groups; but can also be modified to an eight-multiple (soldering bridge on the circuit board), Width:...

  • Width: 2 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-119
(41)
Doepfer A-119

External Input / Envelope FollowerModule A-119 is used to integrate external audio signals into the system A-100, and includes the components pre-amplifiers, envelope follower and a comparator. The...

  • Width: 8 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-180-3 Dual Buffered Multiple
(20)
Doepfer A-180-3 Dual Buffered Multiple

Synthesizer module Double buffered 1-in-3 multiple, For buffering and duplication of CV and audio signals, Width: 4 TE / 4HP / 20.0 mm

  • Width: 4 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-140
(59)
Doepfer A-140

ADSR Envelope Generator The module A-140 is a envelope generator and since it delivers control voltages, belongs to the modulation-modules. As soon as the ADSR is triggered at gate-input, it...

  • Width: 8 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-155
(21)
Doepfer A-155
to the product
295 €

Analog-/ Trigger Sequencer 2 Switch rows with 8 steps each, Eurorack format, Width: 50 HP, Depth: 40 mm, Power requirement: +80 mA (+ 12 V) / -20 mA (-12 V), Optional expander module: Article Nr...

  • Width: 50 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-180-9
(6)
Doepfer A-180-9
to the product
119 €

Multicore Module Ideal for connecting multiple systems or housings, Up to 14 signals can be transmitted via common network cables (RJ45), Width: 2 x 4 HP, Depth: 25 mm, Power requirement: +0 mA...

  • Width: 4 TE / HP
  • Switch Modul: No
  • CV-Editor/VC-Processor: No
  • Tools: Yes
Doepfer A-110-1
(68)
Doepfer A-110-1
to the product
139 €

Standard VCO for Modular System A-100Module A-110-1 (VCO) is a voltage controlled oscillator. The A-110-1 produces frequencies in a range of about 8 octaves, of which four waveforms are available...

  • Analog: Yes
  • Digital: No
  • Module: Yes
  • Width: 10 TE / HP
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • variants: Doepfer
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
Doepfer A-154
(13)
Doepfer A-154
to the product
168 €

Sequencer Controller Expansion module for the A-155 (Article Nr #154958), Various operating modes, LED display, 8 or 16 sequencer steps, Controls up to 2x A-155 (2x A-155 are required for 16...

  • Width: 22 TE / HP
  • Module: Yes
  • Empty Rack, Or Housing: No
  • Basic System: No
  • Accessories: No
127 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
gb
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(765)
Recently Viewed
Shure SE215-CK

Dynamic sound-isolating in-ear earphones Special edition exclusively available from Thomann, Dynamic micro-driver, Shields over 90% of ambient noise, Suitable for in-ear monitoring as well as HiFi listener for e.g. MP3 player, Ear-insertion, Impedance: 20 Ohm, Sensitivity: 107 dB SPL/mW,...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Yamaha Stagepas 1k

Yamaha Stagepas 1k, portable active PA system, 1000W (HF:190W+LF:810W) power output, 12" subwoofer for low frequency, 1.5" x10 slim line array speaker for high frequency, digital mixer (3 mono mic/line + 1 stereo line), multi band comp mode for master...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Electro Harmonix BASS9 Bass Machine

Effects pedal for electric guitar Generates different bass sounds from the instrument signal, No special pickups necessary, With a new algorithm that has been revised for transposing one to two octaves down with superior dynamics and optimised tracking, 9...

Recently Viewed
Sennheiser HD-600 New Version 2019

Headphones Vibrant, Open, Circumaural, Impedance: 300 Ohm, Sound pressure level: 97 dB, Transmission range: 12 - 39,000 Hz, Two-sided cable routing, 3 m Cable with 3.5 mm jack connection, Weight without cable: 253 g, Weight with cable: 309 g,...

(2)
Recently Viewed
XVive U3C Microphone Wireless System

Digital wireless microphone transceiver system For use with condenser microphones, Integrated phantom power: 48 V / 12 V, Works without battery or mains power, Integrated rechargeable lithium rechargeable battery, Range up to 20 m / 70 ft. (without obstacles),...

Recently Viewed
Roland DJ-707M

Roland DJ-707M; DJ-Controller; 4-channel Serato DJ Pro controller with 4 decks; combines a portable live sound audio mixer, loudspeaker management system and performance DJ controller; built-in 24-bit/48 kHz audio interface; 4-band output EQ, multiband compressor and limiter on each Master,...

Recently Viewed
Polyend Poly 2

Polyend Poly 2; MIDI to CV interface; supports all Midi USB controllers with class compliance; USB Type B port for direct connection to computer/DAW; four gate & pitch outputs; first, next & channel mode; twelve configurable CV outputs; scales function;...

Recently Viewed
Stairville BEL1 Battery Event Light 15W

Battery-Powered RGBAW LED Spotlight Flexible spotlight with integrated battery for ambient lighting, Beautifully subdued housing makes possible an unobtrusive set-up, High light output and vivid colour rendering ensure an impressive ambience, Battery operation and the intuitive menu enable a...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Marshall Kilburn II Black

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Loudspeaker equipment: 20 W Woofer and 2 x 8 W tweeter, Class D power amplifier, Frequency range: 52 - 20,000 Hz, Bluetooth Standard V 5.0, Input: 3.5 mm Mini jack for MP3 player etc., Volume control....

Recently Viewed
KMA Audio Machines Logan Overdrive

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass Open and very touch-responsive, High-headroom-design (up to 25 dB)solos, Perfect for use as a preamplifier with IR Cab-Sim or amp-less, 3-band Active EQ with adjustable middle frequency, Middle footswitch to boost solos,...

Recently Viewed
Sequenz Volca Rack

Synthesizer Rack Offers enough room for up to 4 Korg Volcas, Sturdy aluminium frame, Rubber legs for a secure hold, Side panels are made from wood, Asymmetrical side panels enable 2 different kinds of installation, Dimensions: 411 x 242...

Recently Viewed
Stairville BEL1+ Battery Event Light 15W

Battery-Powered RGBAW LED Spotlight Flexible spotlight for ambient lighting, with integrated battery and wireless DMX, Beautifully subdued housing makes possible an unobtrusive set-up, High light output and vivid colour rendering ensure an impressive ambience, Battery operation and a cableless...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.