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There was a time when digital (referring to circuitry based around binary logic, computers, and the such compared to the old-fashioned transistors, op amps, capacitors, and other bits that make up analog circuitry) was a dirty word among synthesists. The assumption was digital techniques created sounds that were more sterile, brittle, and abrasive – and just not as “authentic.” Today, digital circuitry is embraced in synthesizers, including modular systems. Although analog will always hold a special place in our hearts, a well-implemented digital circuit can sound just as good as an analog one, while digital signal processing and programming can create a wider range of sounds than most analog circuitry.

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