[sdiy] Lowest distortion neede for VCA

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Mon Sep 16 06:19:32 CEST 2013

I'm with Tom.  I (and I woudl suspect most modular users) use linear VCAs
almost exclusively post envelope.  The envelope is already exponential.

> I disagree. Most of the "classic" synths use a linear VCA for 
> the audio output too. The envelopes provide a log decay, but 
> the VCA itself is linear. 
> Whilst a log VCA might be more "logical" in some sense, it 
> isn't actually what was commonly used. Check the schematics 
> of your favourite classic synth to check, but my money's on linear.
> 2 cents,
> Tom
> On 15 Sep 2013, at 14:48, Harald <sdiy at haraldswerk.de> wrote:
> > Because lin are mostly used for VC processing and log for audio.  

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