[sdiy] Expo VCOs: some thoughts

paula at synth.net paula at synth.net
Tue May 22 10:56:42 CEST 2018

People don't know what they want..

For example, with 002 people complained the oscillators weren't stable 
enough (digital)
with 008 people complained the oscillators were too stable (analogue).

Whatever you do, someone will complain, so do what is right for YOU.


On 2018-05-22 00:23, Gordonjcp wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 10:36:09PM +0200, sleepy_dog at gmx.de wrote:
>> Gordonjcp wrote:
>> >On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 09:18:10PM +0200, sleepy_dog at gmx.de wrote:
>> >>Come on now kids, let's all keep calm, uncle Gordon is feeling
>> >>trollish again!
>> >Hey, it's a perfectly reasonable suggestion!  Custard wants it for
>> >pennies, custard gets it for pennies.  Eight VCOs in a single package!
>> >Real voltage control!  Just stick it all in an STM32 of some sort and
>> >have the top sanded down and an SSM logo engraved on... :-D
>> >
>> Okay. But then at least overclock it. To make the sound warmer!
>> ...
>> (... I do like some analog things better than the digital versions
>> of them I've heard so far, though ;) That'd be mostly VCFs and
>> anything with distortion of any kind. Was 10 years ago that I tried,
>> though)
> The best filters I've heard on any synth without exception are the ones
> on the MS2000 ;-)
> Anyway many of these ARM MCUs have things like temperature sensors
> on-die, so you could read those and program in a suitable amount of
> frequency drift...

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