Hi, I’m planning on designing my own pcb for eurorack modules, a bit like the Patch but with a few modifications. e.g. Having the daisy on the back not the front, no extra audio codec, no oled screen, more CVs.
Looking at the Patch schematics, I had a question regarding the op amps used for the audio input and output.
Each input and output has uses 2 op-amps, one is obviously used for giving a 1/10x gain to convert eurorack levels to something the audio codec can handle and vice versa. Does anyone know what the purpose of the second op amp is? It doesn’t seem to do anything but invert the signal. I’m wondering if I can get away without it, or does it offer some level of necessary protection? Comparing this to mutable instrument schematics where most of them seem to do with single op-amp.
Same question regarding the CV outputs as well, could I lose the second op-amp and handle the inversion in software? This seems to be the case for the CV inputs which use a single one.
If these could be removed it would save a lot of space on a through hole pcb.