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Late last night I built a 16 bit Fibonacci linear feedback shift register. What is it? A psuedo-random gate source (repeats every 65,535 clock pulses). Clock it slow and it’s random gates; clock it fast and it’s a white noise generator, but with a different character than transistor-based noise. Never thought I’d make something so geeky. I think the Buchla "source of uncertainty" contains a similar circuit. Literally got the circuit from Wikipedia; just used some cmos logic chips I had and voila! #synthDiy #cmos #noise #lfsr #synthNerd

Late last night I built a 16 bit Fibonacci linear feedback shift register. What is it? A psuedo-random gate source (repeats every 65,535 clock pulses). Clock it slow and it’s random gates; clock it fast and it’s a white noise generator, but with a different character than transistor-based noise. Never thought I’d make something so geeky. I think the Buchla "source of uncertainty" contains a similar circuit. Literally got the circuit from Wikipedia; just used some cmos logic chips I had and voila! #synthDiy #cmos #noise #lfsr #synthNerd