[sdiy] Chopper circuits for audio and CV?

cheater cheater cheater00social at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 01:31:40 CEST 2021

Gordon, sorry, I have to call it out. This year your messages to the
list - in reply to me or others - were almost always of the form "this
is stupid and can't be done" with no factual backing. Then some other
people come along, and prove you wrong. This is coupled with a less
than friendly demeanor. It keeps on happening. Please stop doing that.
If you don't have anything positive or constructive to send to the
list, just don't send anything. No one needs your negativity or
erroneous "can't be done"s. Keep the list constructive, friendly, and

On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 8:28 PM Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 02, 2021 at 09:58:31AM +0200, cheater cheater via Synth-diy wrote:
> > Hi all, I was wondering if anyone ever tried using a chopper circuit
> > to put 16 voices of full bandwidth audio over one 1/4" cable. Also,
> > the same thing goes for CV. Is that a feasible use case? What are the
> > biggest problems that could be encountered here? I assume that the
> > chopper clock can be distributed separately using a 50 ohm terminated
> > distribution.
> Is this the same thing you were banging on about soemthing like two years ago?
> Modular synths are a bit of a waste of time, and particularly unsuitable for polyphonic stuff.
> If you really want to make a patchable polyphonic synth, I suggest - as I did about this time two years ago - that you entirely forget about analogue and implement the whole lot in a DSP, or fast microcontroller.
> At least prototype it digitally, so you can see how well the idea of a patchable polysynth works.
> You'll very quickly find that there's a good reason why the Minimoog kill off modulars for good.
> --
> Gordonjcp
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