[sdiy] Odp: Re: Analysis of the TB-303 CPU timing

Chromatest J. Pantsmaker chromatest at azburners.org
Fri Mar 17 18:09:42 CET 2017

Agreed, except that many many people claim that a an original 303 acid line
sounds better than any clone... In isolation...
On Mar 17, 2017 1:07 PM, "Colin f" <colin at colinfraser.com> wrote:

> > That's exactly the point of this test.
> > People claim that nothing sounds like a 303 because nothing has the same
> > processor of the 303.  If people can't hear the difference in 4 CPUs
> designed
> > to be listened to, then that's another step closer to calling it
> nonsense.
> Demonstrating that people can't hear the timing variations of a 303 in
> isolation proves nothing, other than that people can't hear the timing
> variations in isolation.
> It would be like saying that multiple DCOs with a common clock sound
> exactly like multiple free-running VCOs after listening to static saw waves
> from each in isolation, and not considering the behaviour when more than
> one oscillator is playing.
> I'm not saying the 303's timing definitely does make a difference.
> Just that the scope of this test is narrow.
> Cheers,
> Colin f
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