This is in reagrds to Oscillator Fine Tune. The way I understand it, the digital part of the Voyager is constantly reading the knob setting. Dr. Bob(RIP) wanted to use pots instead of encoders, so a conversion takes place just for each knob. The pot's analog signal converts into a digital word, then converts back to analog and goes to the voice board. If there are trace amounts of noise before the knob conversion, the value could potentially edit itself. To prevent that, one has to force a change at the knob beyond a threshold just to register it, then a timer starts which temporarily kills that threshold and you may gently turn the fine tune knob.druzz wrote:"Regular Voyagers require you to turn the knob fast, then turn it slowly back." could you please explain that . are you talking about cutoff or oscillator freaquencySolderman wrote:Voyager also produces faint clicks as you turn cutoff, for higher pitched notes. Voyager OS doesn't have that issue, and the OS is much easier to detune the oscillators. Regular Voyagers require you to turn the knob fast, then turn it slowly back.
So as everyone, who love VCO's that prodce that wonderful phasing effect from two oscillators a few semi-cents apart know, in a pure analog interface environment, if the fine tune knob covers both a positive and negative perfect fifth range, you have to finely tweak the knob to get this effect. On the Voyager, you can only do it right if you turn a few dozen semi-cents past this point, then slowly turn it back.
In addition to that, the internal resolution is much greater than the value presented on the LED display, so the direction you turn the fine tune knob produces a different effect "between" two of the displayed values.