[sdiy] favorite adsr?

Dan Snazelle subjectivity at hotmail.com
Sat May 30 02:37:45 CEST 2009

i had looked at this before but was put off as it had no trigger input. how do you add one?


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> From: davekendall at ntlworld.com
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] favorite adsr?
> Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 23:50:28 +0100
> To: dixon at interchange.ubc.ca
> CC: synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> I don't know if it's typical, but the EFM VCRADSR uses a LM3080 and
> CD4052, and is quite a compact design.
> http://www.modular.fonik.de/files/EFMforum/orgEFMfiles/vcradsr.pdf
> With a small amount of resistor/cap value tweaking and a couple of mods
> (a re-trigger input, and comparators on the gate and re-trigger inputs)
> it works very well, and can operate as a LFO too. Looks like it could
> be easily updated to use the LM13700.
> cheers,
> Dave
> On May 29, 2009, at 22:38, David G. Dixon wrote:
>> Here's a general question regarding VC-ADSR: How is the voltage
>> control
>> accomplished, typically? Is it through the use of an OTA or similar
>> voltage/current-controlled gain block as a variable resistor for
>> defining
>> the A, D and R time constants?
>> In that case, it would seem like an SSM2164 would be an ideal choice
>> for
>> making an analogue VC-ADSR with a relatively small parts count.
>> Indeed, by
>> my reckoning, this would add about 1 square inch of board space to a
>> conventional ADSR with (only) manual timing control.
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