[sdiy] Synton Syrinx

Jason Proctor jason at redfish.net
Sat Sep 3 00:14:16 CEST 2016


potting is also a way of ensuring nobody borrows your ideas, too :-)

IIRC, there was an agreement reached whereby ARP acknowledged borrowing the
Moog filter, Moog acknowledged borrowing some ARP oscillator tracking tech,
and both parties put it behind them and moved on.



On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net> wrote:

> I don't know how they got caught, but putting potting around something is
> a bit like saying "Don't look under here!", isn't it? (Then and now!)
>
> The lawsuit was threatened but never required is my understanding of it.
> Moog's patent was good, and ARP didn't try and contest it, so there never
> was any court action.
>
>
> Tom
>
> On 2 Sep 2016, at 21:02, rsdio at audiobanshee.com wrote:
>
> > Hmm, if ARP hid their VCF circuit, then how did they ever get caught?
> >
> > I assume that they did not actually anticipate being sued. If they did
> anticipate the lawsuit and then went ahead with a copyright infringement
> thinking that hiding it would somehow work, then it sure seems like an epic
> fail. Probably a ton of urban legend around this story.
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
> > On Sep 2, 2016, at 12:38 PM, Rick Jansen <rick.jansen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> >> They should have left the scratching to an intern.
> >> Did they also scratch the resistors? Very thorough people...
> >> Didn't ARP put their VCF in resin to hide it was a copy of the Moog
> filter?
> >>
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