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Old 14th September 2019
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by tedmanzie View Post
I’m curious as to how trim pots get set in the factory (not just for RD8 but the original 808 and other similar analog gear). Can they be set by measurement (eg oscilloscope) or do you think it would be done visually, or even by ear? Seems like an intense process whatever method you might use, and presumably all machines vary slightly?
I remember reading something talking about precise valued, frequencies, exact length in ms ect.. im pretty sure it was set by measurements.
I did it by ear without refering on “how a 808 should sound” but on my personal preferences. IME The most difficult instrument to set is the cowbell and cymbals