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Does amplifying a digital osctone generator with an analog VCA make the sound analog?
Old 7th February 2013
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Synth Buddha's Avatar
🎧 10 years
One tiny slip of the tongue and people will start debating it. ****ing hell. Get a life, guys.
Old 7th February 2013
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Mefistophelees's Avatar
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Depends what you mean by analogue or digital.

In reality "true analogue" synths are quite rare, old mono synths mainly.
The Prophet 5 and CS80 are technically hybrids because they have digital control but nobody calls them hybrids.

In subtractive synthesis the most dominant part of the sound by far is the filter and in the Prophet 12 these are analogue.

It may simply be that Dave considers it analogue simply because most of the signal path (including the most important part) is analogue.

OTOH it might just be marketing.
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