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1U DUAL/STEREO VCA module: what features?


I’d be perfectly happy with a couple of linear VCAs. In, CV, Out. No knobs. Seems like that could fit in the space of one of the current mults, or less. I wouldn’t mind using 3U for something fancier.

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a tiny simple dual VCA with no attenuation makes sense. Keep it small so i can fit it in with my 2 quadratts, lineout, and headphones. I’d like it to be optionally dual instead of always stereo if possible

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I’d grab a couple of those! In, CV, Out. No knobs.



If its a 2 channel VCA controlled with one source , then have a little switch to invert the CV of channel 2 to create ducking effects or VC crossfade 2 signals.

In my opinion every linear VCA should just be a crossfader, cuz every VCA is already a crippled crossfader, crippled in the sense that you can only crossfade with silence ie:turn the signal down. being able to have control over what that “silence” is, is a good simple feature.

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Another vote for no knobs from me. Smaller the better, let Quadratt do the CV heavy lifting.

Everyone needs two Quadratts!

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My primary request is that it should be possible to fully open the VCA with a 5V signal, and provide an attenuator to tame/limit hot control signals. This would allow more control sources to affect the entire range of the VCA.

Quite a few of the basic VCAs on the market require 10V to fully open, so if one is using e.g. a Doepfer type EG (0-8V) then it’s not possible to fully open the VCA unless some amplification is used to boost the EG output, which frankly is a bit naff.

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One more vote for no knobs! And stereo for sure. A few of those would save a lot of rack space.

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I’m sure it’s impossible, but if you all did a LPG/VCA, I’d be so happy.

Switch for LPG/VCA, CV in, IN, OUT, and LEVEL knob…or no knob but input is unity with nothing plugged into the input.

The Stereo VCA with shared controls would be fantastic.

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I’m pretty sure an Intellijel LPG would break the internet.



A simple dual vca kinda design gives some good opportunity for using logic to give different uses. I like the crossfader idea a lot, a simple crossfader is an easy way to get musical expression in a very small space. I would definitely get that

Also a fan of how the vcas are implemented in IFM Denum/Dunst. Two vcas and the difference between the modulation voltage on each channel decides which output and how much gain per output.

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My vote would be for a dual VCA with individual attenuation, simple IN/OUT/CV IN



This is what we have been prototyping and will be out soon:



Nice and compact. The normalizations and LEDs are a nice touch. Is that 10hp?



Looks great! do you think it might be possible to chain a couple of these together so that the ins/cv and outs continue to be normalled?



Very nice! I am going to grab a couple of them.



nice looking glad to see some smaller 1u modules happening, seems to be more configurable and fun each one thats released. this one seems like a must have for every case at least 1



Great! I’ve left a space for this one.



If you plug inputs into A and B, but only plug into output VCA B, does VCA B contain the sum/mix of both, or do VCA A and VCA B stay separate?



Any rough idea how soon is “soon”? I’m about to pull the trigger on a 2hp VCA but would rather wait for this if it’s only a month or so, now that I have some 1u space freed up by replacing my Audio I/O with a Stereo Line Out.



It is in production and should be less than 4 weeks. A lot rides on Metalphoto delivering panels on time though…