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Re: RE: Mutator
"Any suggestions for books or web sites to teach me
the difference between a VCO and a VCA without
hurting my tiny brain?"
Well there are lots of places you could go for such info
including some of the tomes available in "Mix Bookshelf."
However, if all you want to know is the simple decoding
of the above acronyms I suppose I'll try to be of help.
They are terms from the dim, dark past of music synthesis.
VCA = voltage controlled amplifier
VCO = voltage controlled oscillator
VCF = voltage controlled filter.
Also you may run across...
LFO = Low frequency oscillator.
CV = Control voltage
There are a whole host of these little 2 and 3-letter terms.
I am not prepared at the moment to explain these much
further (it would take much longer than I have on my
rather short lunch break) except to say that they are
some of the basic components of early electronic music
synthesis. Use your imagination a little and it shouldn't
be too hard to figure out how one would use these to
create and control a sound *electronically*...