[sdiy] Innovative Oscillator Design (or not ?)

mjbauer at iprimus.com.au mjbauer at iprimus.com.au
Wed Apr 10 03:33:17 CEST 2024


Thanks for your reply, Hannes. I looked at the patent. It describes a 
method to switch different CV sources to a conventional VCO. There is no 
PWM to control the integrator slope, so my idea doesn't violate Moog's 
patent!

MJB

On 9/04/2024 10:18 pm, hannes.janetzek--- via Synth-diy wrote:

> The design looks pretty similar to the core of a Moog VCO patent from 
> 2016 (which references two of the Hohner Organ sound generator patents 
> that I've researched).
> Though in the patent the MCU is used to select different CV sources.
> https://patents.google.com/patent/US20160335998A1/en
> 
> Hannes
> 
> Am Di., 9. Apr. 2024 um 08:55 Uhr schrieb M J Bauer via Synth-diy 
> <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>:
> 
>> Attn: Synth-DIY community...
>> 
>> A while back (2022), I had an idea for an oscillator design which 
>> could be used in modular or hybrid synth's, but I have not yet tested 
>> the concept. The oscillator may be digitally controlled or voltage 
>> controlled, or both at once. I'm not sure if this technique has 
>> already been tried and proven. I haven't seen any evidence of it, so I 
>> would be grateful if anyone with a greater knowledge of the art can 
>> tell me if this is a novel idea, or a concept that has appeared 
>> before. (See attached summary.)
>> 
>> M.J. Bauer
>> 
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