[sdiy] Quantizer DAC or PWM?

Martin Klang mars at pingdynasty.com
Mon Dec 19 17:46:09 CET 2022

Modular synth quantizers usually output a 1V/octave DC control voltage. 
If that is the plan then you'll need the DAC.



On 12/19/22 17:10, Didier Leplae via Synth-diy wrote:
> I’m working on developing a quantizer module for eurorack. I made a previous version using a PIC chip with a DAC which I abandoned during the chip shortage.
> Now I’m looking at taking up the project again but possibly with an esp32-s3 chip instead. This chip only has PWM, though.
> Question is whether PWM with smoothing circuit is it accurate enough for a quantizer? Does anyone have smoothing circuit to recommend?
> Or is a DAC the better option?

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