[sdiy] Most widely used IC
The Old Crow
oldcrow at oldcrows.net
Mon Mar 12 15:59:55 CET 2001
On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Vol wrote:
> What do you think would be the most widely used, and most important or
> useful IC in synthesizer technology.
Not a straightforward question to answer. For modern synthesizers, the
most important chip is the digital signal processor. For analog
polyphonics, the most important chip is still probably the microprocessor.
(Although I might argue the most important chip is the program ROM,
without which nothing runs. ;)
For pure analog:
First-place: the op-amp, starting with the 741. Second-place,
the analog switch: CD4016/66, CD4051, DG308A, etc.
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