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  • Ring Modulators

    Ring modulators have been around for a long time, first developed for telephone systems, and now used extensively in radio telecomms, and since the 1950s also in electronic music. I've written up some of the history of the ring modulator since my efforts at correcting the wikipedia page seem to upset the electronic music crowd.

  • Oscillator Linearity

    Linear oscillators are readily available. But how well do they work in musical applications? This page looks at linearity as a measure of how well they can play notes on an exponential musical scale.

  • Electronic Noise

    Noise in electronic circuits is usually not wanted. I put this page together while I was designing some low noise analogue circuits and needed a quick reference on resistor thermal noise and how it relates to op-amps.

  • A Mixer Rebuild

    In preparation for rebuilding the large System8 I have found a smaller 6-channel 621, which shares many common features of its larger brother. So begins the first rebuild.

  • Some Thoughts on Test Equipment

    Electronics engineers can get a bit fetishy about test equipment. I've added a page with some of my thoughts on the matter.

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