[sdiy] s{diy]favorite "magical" op amp

Tim Ressel madhun2001 at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 6 23:37:22 CEST 2010

This is why I design with dual opamps. The pinouts are universal, so I can swap 
out any "icky" sounding amps with either "sweet", "phat", or "gnarly" sounding 
amps as the situation requires :-)


----- Original Message ----
From: David G. Dixon <dixon at interchange.ubc.ca>
To: bill bigrig <billbigrig at yahoo.com>; Synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
Sent: Wed, October 6, 2010 1:41:57 PM
Subject: Re: [sdiy] s{diy]favorite "magical" op amp

> Is this sort of like me saying, "I like my EML 500 better than my Mini-
> Moog because the filter doesn't make that icky whistly sound"? Chracter
> wise, I mean.

Yes, we do often talk out of both sides of our mouth on this issue.  We'll
have a week-long thread about whether some military-grade pot which costs
$10 is good enough to go on a VCO panel or not, and then follow that with a
discussion of why the shittiest old components in compromising positions led
to some classic synth sound which can only be approximated with superior
modern parts.  IMHO, it's all part of the fun of this unique thing we call
"synth DIY".

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