We’ve spoken about the importance of the low-pass filter in front of our audio-controlled oscillator (ACO). Without tuning the low-pass filter (LPF) to the correct cutoff frequency, the second or third harmonic (or higher) can be stronger than the fundamental component in a musical signal and this can confuse the frequency tracking circuit in the ACO, causing it to track to harmonics instead of the fundamental.
Audio Controlled synths can change one’s workflow from the bottom up. But can this really mean a shift in the way we sequence analog synths?
First of all, why are Sonicsmith’s audio-controlled synths so different and so much better than all of the other synthesizers you know?
Sonicsmith announces their debut product line using their proprietary Audio Controlled Oscillator.
A newly designed ACO chip may hold the key to a revolutionary way of controlling your synths.