Doepfer A-188-1D

Brigade Device Module

BBDs are used to delay audio signals before digital delays are able to deactivate the BBD-generated effects. BBDs have some very unique advantages (or disadvantages - depending on the point of view) over their digital counterparts, a result of some of the special properties inherent in BBDs. BBD circuits can be treated as a chain of Sample & Hold units (S H), which pass on their voltages to the next S&H in the chain at each clock pulse.

The sound produced by the A-188-1 module is very special indeed. Typical applications include: Flanger, Chorus, Analog Delay or Karplus / Strong Synthesis. As the A-188-1 has a lot of unique features (voltage controlled clock rate / delay time with extreme range, polarity switches for CV inputs, feedback and BBD Out/Mix, clock and CV high speed VCO output, BBD clock input, feedback insert, feedback to self-oscillation), it's not at all unfeasible to discover many unusual applications, e.g., delay controlled by ADSR, envelope, random or sequencer with positive or negative effect.

  • For the A-100 modular system
  • High-speed VCO (HSVCO) section
  • BBD / Audio section
  • Power requirement: +80 mA (+12V) / -50 mA (-12V)
  • Width: 14 TE / 70.8 mm
  • Depth: 60 mm (measured from the back of the front panel)

Further Information

Reverb Ne
Delay Yes
Multieffect No
Misc. Effects No
Width 16 TE / HP

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A bit too noisy
MassimoDavi, 25.05.2020
This Doepfer BBD is a really nice unit.
I do both experimental and tonal music. In the first case it is a nice addition to any modular setup but if you are looking for a quiet delay this is not for you especially with standard music. You need a dedicated LPF to eliminate the clock noise at certain delay clock range. Yes it is normal but I find this unit noisier then average. Like all BBD if the LPF is pushed too far you will loose the high frequencies of the delay taps so the balance must be carefully set. I find best results with the Doepfer "Wasp" filter A-124. You can use it as part of the modular setup or as an outboard effects for your mixer
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Old school delay with bags of character
Zoë, 18.05.2013
The A-188-1D is a fantastic delay module. It's slow enough that the clock signal doesn't get audible that often, in contrast to the faster A-188-1B. If you want a delay, get this D version. If you want a flanger, get the B version (or another quicker one) instead.

So how good a delay is it? It's not at all a pristine, digital one full of clarity. Quite the opposite: it's an old fashioned, analogue, imperfect, wonderfully quirky delay with bags of character. Instant Delia Derbyshire style sounds!
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