Analog Circuits For Music Synthesis

Dr. Aaron Lanterman, a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, let us know that he is teaching his ECE4450: Analog Circuits for Music class online in the Spring 2021 semester, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He is posting his new video lectures on his Youtube channel, where they are freely available. We have also embedded his video playlist above.

Topics covered in his course include:

  • Historical perspective
  • Demonstration of a modular synthesizer
  • Circuit theory review (emphasis on operational amplifiers)
  • Operational transconductance amplifiers (OTAs)
    • Voltage-controlled amplifiers
    • Linear current sources
  • Voltage-controlled oscillators
    • Sawtooth cores (comparators with resettable integrators)
    • Temperature-compensated exponential current sources
    • Triangle cores (comparators and integrators with current switches)
    • Basic waveshaping circuits

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