[sdiy] VCF caps in modern synths

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Mar 28 22:54:02 CEST 2021

On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 07:46:39PM +0200, cheater cheater wrote:
> I've seen other articles talking about exactly the same thing. It's a
> well known issue with multilayer capacitors. Read the author's bio (at
> the end of the article). Do you think this IEEE Fellow's obviously
> meticulous research is just some crackpot fantasy?

In short, yes.

If the capacitance was changing by that much over the working voltage range of the capacitor then it would have a gross and drastic effect on any circuit you used multi-layer capacitors in.

This is like the golden-eared audiophools who swear they can tell the difference between different brands of electrolytics in their amps - unless you do a proper double-blind.

Unless I see it reproduced, I'm not buying it.


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