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Never Enough VCAs: Designing Programmability into Subtractive Analogue Synthesizers

The recent expansion of the modular synthesizer market has contributed to renewed interest in and demand for original analogue synthesizer designs from the 1960s and 1970s.

Jeff will discuss the evolution of programmable polyphonic synthesizer technology, from the earliest examples of discrete digital logic control of voice assignment to the eventual implementation of completely digitally controlled modulation.  Jeff will also present a design for a modern programmable analogue synthesizer.

Date & Time

November 24, 2019 4:00 PM

Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee runs Toronto-based manufacturer System80, which has a special interest in bringing classic Japanese analogue designs to the Eurorack modular format. System80 is known for its Jupiter-6 inspired filter, JOVE, as well as its Eurorack clone of the TR-808 drum machine.