General — JOURNEYS

Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 5 - Memories of Closure

Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 5 - Memories of Closure

Natural Gate had an interesting effect that was exaggerated by its very long ringouts and lack of EG ‘reset’ which some EGs build-in.  Our beta tester asked about whether NG had a similar effect as...


Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 4 - Materials

Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 4 - Materials

There was an extra bit of work required to get the new envelopes fast enough.  It turns out that of all the op amps I tried, they simply didn’t have enough drive current to...


Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 3 - In the Woods

Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 3 - In the Woods

Shortly after brewing up the new envelope circuit, we tested the design against our favourite LPGs.  We had our beta tester over for some additional perspective (our beta tester is especially fond of LPGs and had...


Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 2 - A Measurable Glance at Liteness

Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 2 - A Measurable Glance at Liteness

A short time after I sent in my letter of resignation, it was my final day and I said goodbye to my friends and colleagues.  They all brought in...


Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 1 - Introduction

Instrument Design Journey: Natural Gate, Part 1 - Introduction

This is the first post in a new series which documents the journeys we take in making an instrument.  We feel it might be nice to have the stories behind something you may...