[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.

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

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