[sdiy] Silvered mica caps in VCO core integrators

Pete Hartman pete.hartman at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 00:33:32 CEST 2016


Film caps generally seem to be preferred, but I can't say I've heard any
strong arguments for one type of film cap over another for that purpose.

Thanks

Pete

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 4:25 PM, David G Dixon <dixon at mail.ubc.ca> wrote:

> Yves suggests either polystyrene or silvered mica.  I guess they're
> interchangeable...?  I think silvered mica are easier to use (and to get).
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Quincas Moreira [mailto:quincas at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:15 PM
> > To: David G Dixon
> > Cc: Sdiy
> > Subject: Re: [sdiy] Silvered mica caps in VCO core integrators
> >
> > I use polystyrene (as per Ray Wilson's instructions)  but I'm
> > willing to bet Mica will be perfect as well.  In fact I think
> > Yves Usson uses Mica for that in his VCO:
> > http://yusynth.net/Modular/EN/VCO/index.html
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 3:53 PM, David G Dixon
> > <dixon at mail.ubc.ca> wrote:
> > > Hey team, what do we think about silvered mica caps in VCO
> > core integrators?
> > > I've used them in filters, and they work great.  Any hidden
> > dangers I
> > > should be aware of?
> > >
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