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

Paul Perry pfperry at melbpc.org.au
Tue Apr 4 13:50:02 CEST 2023

An op amp like the TL071 has an open loop gain of maybe 15,000.
Perhaps you could just do this, with no feedback, and divide the output
down? I don't know whether this would be stable at all, with stray
capacitance. For most op amps, I expect crossover distortion might be a

paul perry Melbourne Australia

On Tue, Apr 4, 2023 at 9:34 PM <rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk> wrote:

> Is the digital effect your own design?  If so, why not experiment with
> additional digital processing to generate the warmth you're after.
> -Richie,
> > On 03.04.2023 23:18, Neil Harper via Synth-diy 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.. :)
> >>
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