Originally Posted by Muser
CS80 uses a divide down. I've had that from a couple of sources now. how many boards they use and how they might use it was
a different thing.
Not true, they're real VCOs, I just checked the schematic. Divide down doesn't permit independent pitch modulation per voice, so is not preferred in "real synthesizers". It DOES use digital keyboard scanning, voice assignment and pitch CV generation (edit: but so does every other polysynth I can think of).
one guy on GS explained it even more in depth. it's based on technology that seems to have been used in a lot of electronic organs. Yamaha were big into that.
Can you cite this?
Oh, also the D50 using a high clock frequency doesn't necessarily indicate anything about sound quality. The original DX7 has about the same clock frequency (4.8 MHz) as early Casio models, but the DX7's sample rate is 50 kHz and the Casios are 600 kHz.