[sdiy] ARP Quadra - Gilbert Cells VCAs?!?

Michael E Caloroso mec.forumreader at gmail.com
Mon May 7 05:53:56 CEST 2018


ARP seemed to be stuck in discrete land (and TOS systems) for a long
time with their circuit designs.  They were very late in the change of
that paradigm by the time they designed the Chroma.

Heck, they were still using 128bit PROMs (not *KB*) in their 16 voice
pianos into 1981!

MC

On 5/6/18, Ben Bradley <ben.pi.bradley at gmail.com> wrote:
> What I wonder is why do it with discretes when chip implementations
> were (and are) available. This site describes the Motorola MC1496 as
> "horribly obsolete" yet it's still available in SOIC at Digikey:
>
> https://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/mc1496_mc1496.html
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