But if transistors make both of the switches, you could logically conclude that there would be a short amount of "travel" in either one, it's just a matter of us disregarding it in our thoughts when we think digital. A pure square wave is always taken to be (in theory) a perfect on and a perfect off. So a good square wave can be taken of as either analog or digital, it merely depends on the application.
Therefore, that's why I said the output of a poly800 can be thought of as analog even though it's a square wave. It's not intended to be a stream of information decoded by something else. It is the actual wave you are hearing. So, the the digital aspect of it (the clock out of the microprocessor ) controls the oscillator circuit which produces a square wave. Just because it's a square wave in and a square wave out does not quality the output as digital. If the output of the oscillator is the analog audio, I think it's fully fair to assess it as a digitally conolled analog oscillator.
OR...... You could say that since its being fed a square wave from a microprocessor and it outputs a square wave, that the output is indeed digital. But since its still a square wave output, i still have the pleasure of saying that its analog
What i object to is the misqualification and the idea that its somehow worlds different than the other synths of similar ilk. As previously stated, its very similar to a juno. It was said that a crumar dco stacks pulses, but it wasnt said where those pulses come from. Im willing to bet (im on my phon atm so googling is a pain) that the pulses come from a microprocessor that feeds frequency counters that control a cmos flip flop. This is the way things were done.... just because there were more pulses and then it was fed into a waveshaper doesnt change the fact that the core idea was at least very similar. Thats conjecture on my part, but comes from a knowlege of how things are intended to work.
And no offense meatballfulton, but i was in a music shop last week with a guy that had a degree in eletrical engineering and he was an idiot. I know ALL of you guys are rather intelligent, I just want to readexplanations from scientific sources and/or datasheet rather than what at least sounds like conjecture. I don't like to argue, but I like to read arguments.