[sdiy] Patchable polyphonic synth with FM or AM transmission idea

Mattias Rickardsson mr at analogue.org
Wed Jan 2 14:22:11 CET 2019

On Mon, 31 Dec 2018 at 08:01, <rsdio at audiobanshee.com> wrote:

> A Gate, however, is a signal that’s separate from the physical switches,
> and it’s a digital signal. In fact, a Gate signal may come from a switch
> (keyboard), or it may come from some other source such as a sequencer, a
> clock, or some other module. In that sense, Gate is a pure digital signal,
> as pure as any definition of digital could be.

Without trying to either avoid or adhere to any definitions, just my gut
feeling, I'd call the Gate signal a LOGIC signal. It doesn't really matter
if it's considered analog or digital, because DIGITAL essentially implies
that the signal is supposed to be *used* in a digital fashion - as
discretely encoded numbers of some sort. And a Gate in itself doesn't have
to be. It can be just a timing signal, for instance when triggering a
non-gated AD envelope. :-)

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