Doepfer Modular Synth for Bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by merlinaz, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. merlinaz


    Apr 6, 2008

    I play Bass in two Drum'n'Bass Bands, so I own several effects Pedals...and I'm sort of addicted. (it's like women are into shoes..)
    To get a synthy sound like Reese Bass etc, I had to cope with MODULAR SYNTHESIS...Fuzz, different waveforms, modulation...

    so the question is, if I can use the DOEPFER modules to create different waveforms like square, saw pmw.
    it's all voltage controlled, so I could feed my Moog LPF with LFO signals or Envelope.... :D

    the a-116 is a waveform processor with an audio in. I'd like to use it for creating synth waveforms, so
    does anybody use Doepfer shizzle as an effect, you directly plug in your bass?
    any live experience with this kinda stuff?

  2. ampegfatty


    Jun 3, 2008
    Houston, TX
    i don't know that much about the doepfer modules, although i've looked into it. I would check out they make a bitchin' instrument interface. I really really wanted to build a synth rig that i could patch my bass into, but never got the funds.
  3. merlinaz


    Apr 6, 2008
    The Doepfer Modules aren't that expensive, if you compare it to what Moog wants for their MF's. The only thing is that Doepfer comes without any case or a bypass switch, which can be added by yourself, I think...

    Here is the waveform processor:
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I've run all kinds of instruments and mics into a modular synthesizer. The brand doesn't matter unless you want to mix-and-match modules from different brands; each brand may have a different control voltage range and different style plugs for the patch cables. But as long as you've got those inter-brand differences in check, then the brand is irrelevant to how well it works as a processor for an external instrument. You just need a module that acts as a preamp, taking in a bass guitar signal and outputting whatever voltage range works best for the next module in line.