[sdiy] VCF caps in modern synths

Mike Bryant mbryant at futurehorizons.com
Fri Jan 8 15:34:18 CET 2021

Hehe.  I remember I built a Moog ladder filter using 47nF X7Rs in the early 1980s and the capacitors were so bad back then it actually killed the Q so you couldn't get the thing to self-oscillate no matter how hard you tried.   I expect Behringer use newer versions in their Model D and get the right sound nowadays.

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From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of mark verbos
Sent: 08 January 2021 14:15
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Subject: Re: [sdiy] VCF caps in modern synths

why? If you like the sound of a filter that uses a certain (in this case “whatever” ) cap, why would you hope that manufacturers use something else? If you don’t like the sound, that is something different. Oddly, when I think of an SH-101 I think of something that is almost too stable. 


> On Jan 7, 2021, at 9:19 PM, ColinMuirDorward <colindorward at gmail.com> wrote:
>  I would hope that today we at minimum have a predominance of C0G types since they don't cost much more than a cent each.

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