[sdiy] Smith's Evolver Desktop's spikey VCO waveforms

Andre Majorel aym-htnys at teaser.fr
Sun Jun 9 00:11:04 CEST 2013


On 2013-06-07 00:01 +0100, gordonjcp at gjcp.net wrote:

> Real VCOs don't have precise waveforms like you see drawn in
> books.  That's why they don't sound like the
> perfect-but-boring waveforms from high-quality digital
> oscillators.
> 
> VCOs suck.  That's why they're interesting.

I can't prove it but I'm pretty sure it's their jitter that
makes VCOs interesting, more than their waveforms. For human
ears, all waveforms are equally boring if perfectly periodic.

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André Majorel http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/


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