[sdiy] Innovative Oscillator Design (or not ?)

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Wed Apr 10 10:02:12 CEST 2024


I was naively hoping this is not patented...
Had this idea for years, but never tried it.
Now the Bank of America (current assignee after Moog Music was sold) 
will bite anyone who will try to use anything similar till year 2035

Roman

W dniu 2024-04-09 o 14:18, hannes.janetzek--- via Synth-diy pisze:
> 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 
> <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 <mailto: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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