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

David G. Dixon dixon at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed Oct 6 22:41:57 CEST 2010

> 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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