[sdiy] CEM3320/V3320

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Thu Sep 21 08:03:35 CEST 2017

I think that making reissues of vintage chips is perfectly in line with 
everything that happens in music. I mean most of the mainstream music 
are covers of the songs written before the guys singing them were born.
As well in synthesizers. Everybody whining "why there are not many new 
synths, only clones and clones of clones". But when someone dares to 
make a synth that is nothing like before, the same people say "it 
doesn't sound like CS80, or SH101, or <younameit>, so it't total crap, 
not buying it."
So yes, I'd expect more and more reissues in this industry.


W dniu 2017-09-21 o 04:42, Paul Perry pisze:
> The DIY community, and manufacturers, have wanted Curtis reissued for 20
> years or more. All we ever heard was why this wasn't viable.
> I'm no big fan of Behringer, but it's due to them that we now not only
> have the chip
> accessible, but it's even dual sourced, making it useable for manufacturers.
> What is very sad is that almost nobody is making any new interesting
> analog chips -
> obviously it is quite possible to do so. (Reverse engineering takes 95%
> as much work as a
> "new" chip - posibly more, as you have to exactly match fixed targets,
> even any original imperfections).
> And I don't want to get into the patent/morality thing either, but note
> that the whole basis of the
> patent system, is that when a patent expires anyone is free to use the
> technology - it's part of the
> deal, in return for giving the inventor exclusivity in the first place.
> Note also, it isn't just the original Curtis chips that can be made
> using those patents - it would be
> possible to make plenty of other interesting & useful things. I
> certainly hope someone will!
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