Linköping, Sweden — High-end plugin specialist, Softube is proud to launch Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol LPG — a plugin version of Doepfer’s modernized take on the Buchla LPG (Low Pass Gate) concept, complete with clever and creative additions — as a new module for its perennially popular Modular software synth as of April 5th, 2017.
About the LPG
Ever since its invention by Don Buchla, the LPG has been heralded for an ability to add a lifelike and organic response and textures to modular synth patches. With its A-101-2 Vactrol LPG, Eurorack instigator Doepfer took the concept a step further, adding a resonance filter for further sonic treatment. Today, thanks to Softube’s plugin version for Modular, the module is available for any music creator that prefers working in the software realm.
As implied by name, Doepfer’s hardware LPG modules are based on vactrols — just like opto-compressors. The response time of these can vary wildly, which is all part of the LPG charm. Softube’s plugin version of Doepfer’s design adds a Vact. switch, which was not part of the original hardware. This lets users switch between fast, medium, or slow (F/M/S) response times to cover the variation between individual analog units.
Doepfer’s A-101-2 Vactrol LPG hardware has been a longtime staple in the Eurorack world; now it’s a welcome addition to Softube’s Modular, the first truly expandable software modular system that looks, works, and sounds exactly like its hardware counterparts.
Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol LPG is available now from Softube’s website and from authorized dealers around the world.
The list price is $39, but it is available at an introductory price of $29 until April 30, 2017.
All information taken from the official Softube press release.