22 HP
40 mm deep
Current Draw
300 mA +12V
300 mA -12V
0 mA 5V
$399 Price in €

This Module is discontinued.

Dual VCA

Apparently, some people are not happy with the sound of Metasonix modules. Which “aren't loud enough”. Or something. So, we created the R-57. It's loud enough.

It replaces the R-51 VCA. However, if the R-51 could be compared to a rose-scented roll of premium extra-soft serviettes, by comparison the R-57 is a double wall of 20-grit sandpaper. Rose-scented, even.

“This goes to eleven” my ass. This goes to heaven, and hell.

It's a dual VCA. Each channel can also be used as an instrument/mic preamp with up to 50+ dB of gain available. It can be set for a sweet and happy clean sound, it can do some meaty tube distortion, or it can be set to rip your scalp off and pound your balls into a nice sausage meat to add to your lovely omelette. Plus, the INVERT switch sets channel 2's CV to operate its VCA oppositely to channel 1. That allows the R-57 to be used as a lovely stereo panner/crossfader.

Beware. This is not intended to be a nice, neat, clean, sweet and virginal VCA. It is what it is. It has a few warts and it will not reward idiotic usage. Big hug!

Power Requirements

+-12v dc, 300 mA after warmup (800-850 mA cold startup is required for 3-5 seconds). Tiptop uZeus and "Happy Ending" power supplies cannot run the R-57 and are not recommended. Most Doepfer, Monorocket, Analogue Systems and other third-party cabinets should have no trouble powering the R-57.


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submitted Feb 4th 2014, 13:44 by analoguezone | last Change Dec 7th 2018, 05:53 by mt3

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