Modular Diary

…what a Schmitt trigger does is it takes a kind of wavy analog signal and turns it into a sharp digital signal
@TomWhitwell On The History Of Synthesizers

Since piecing together a Schmitt Trigger in Audulus yesterday it’s been interesting to read a little about the various ways in which the basic idea can be implemented. Upper and lower threshold triggers combined with a sample and hold seemed to be the simplest way to go with Audulus, but the Wikipedia article also covers the many ways in which it might be implemented with analogue components.

As with the ARC Threshold Logic Neuron it’s interesting to look at the history of its development and origins in the study of biological processes. Tom Whitwell, in his talk On The History Of Synthesizers, assigns this humble device a central role in the development of not just electronic music, but electronics in general.

Modular Diary: “…what a Schmitt trigger does is it takes a kind of wavy analog signal and turns it into a sharp digital signal”—@TomWhitwell On The History Of Synthesizers youtu.be/OlNRRqS-Dtg Since piecing together a Schmitt Trigger in @Audulus… rdgr.me/u/oi52s

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.


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