[sdiy] VCO Linear FM input - DC or AC coupled?

Ashlyn Black ashlyn at ashlynblack.com
Mon Jun 26 19:58:12 CEST 2023


I believe this video by Cynthia Webster might demonstrate the practical 
difference between AC and DC coupling for linear FM modulation, as there 
are inputs for both on her module:


In short, it can be argued that AC coupled sounds more pleasing at 
audible modulation frequencies.

Hope this helps!

- Ashlyn

On 27/6/23 03:31, Neil Harper via Synth-diy wrote:
> hey everyone,
> i noticed some vco schematics have a dc blocking cap on the linear fm cv
> input and some are directly coupled.
> is there any advantage to either? AC coupled seems to block out the
> possibility of really slow FM modulation with an LFO - or at least makes
> the response not intuitive.. so I can't really see the point.
> -- 
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