[sdiy] what opamp for "warmth"? (I know, I know...)

Doug Jackson doug at doughq.com
Tue Apr 4 09:21:42 CEST 2023


I've got some old 741 opamps from about 1976 ish for that true vintage
experience :-)

On Tue, 4 Apr 2023, 4:41 pm Neil Johnson via Synth-diy, <
synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Neill Harper wrote:
> > i know this is going to be controversial, and I'm grabbing my popcorn..
> >
> > i have a digital effect that I'd like to "warm up" in the last dry/wet
> > mixing and output buffering stage. So wondering if there's any choice of
> > opamp that might give some favorable non-linearity quality to the output
> > sound. Would be running them with a single supply +9V.
> >
> > as for what specs constitute "warmth", I'll leave that up to you.. :)
>
> Run it through an NE5532 on +/- 20V rails.  It'll definitely be "warm"
> to the touch!
>
> Neil
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