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Subject: RE: [motm] LFO Tap and Division

From: "Dave Bradley" <daveb@...>
Date: 2000-05-17

> What does tap-tempo mean for an LFO? I understand the implications (I
> think?) for a delay module, where it echos when you tap, but what
> does it do
> for an LFO? Does it restart the cycle at each tap? Would it "learn" the
> rate from the tap-tempo? (I think that would be difficult to do
> in analog.)
> --PBr

OK, let's take a stab at this. You'd need a digital counter to time the
taps. That would be converted into a control voltage, by a ROM table/DAC or
some other means. The LFO receiving the control voltage would have to be
precision tuned to a known starting frequency, and could have no FM going on
other than the tap CV input.

Dave Bradley
Principal Software Engineer
Engineering Animation, Inc.