[Ardour-Users] New tube amps

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Dec 25 15:20:00 PST 2017

Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> writes:

> On Mon, 25 Dec 2017 23:18:01 +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>>Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk> writes:
>>> On Mon, 25 Dec 2017 21:34:58 +0000
>>> Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
>>>>On Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 11:31:39AM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:  
>>>>> I mean, "staggering number of analog components that effectively
>>>>> reproduce the dynamic character of a traditional tube amp"?  The
>>>>> dynamic character of a traditional tube amp comes about by a
>>>>> staggeringly _small_ number of components.  A typical full-scale
>>>>> tube amp has fewer    
>>>>... which you can accurately mimic with about a dozen assorted
>>>>resistors and diodes, and an opamp, to the point that no-one can
>>>>tell the difference.
>>> I'd like to see a schematic of such a design... as I'm sure a great
>>> many other people would. You seem to be an expert on the matter so
>>> perhaps you could knock one up. Seeing as it's only a dozen or so
>>> components it shouldn't take long.  
> That isn't the same as an emulation of a well-liked VOX, Marshall,
> Fender etc. tube amp.


It's really just a matter of assembling an emulation.

David Kastrup

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