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Research papers on the Moog ladder and related filters

[In the company of the papers below, my offering, Analysis of the Moog Transistor Ladder and Derivative Filters, is fairly elementary...]

Over the years the number of interesting-looking papers connected with digital implementations of these filters has been gradually increasing—here is a list of some that I know of:

A Digital Model of the Buchla Lowpass-Gate, Julian Parker & Stefano D'Angelo, Proc. of the 16th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-13), Maynooth, Ireland, September 2-5, 2013 (OK, so it's not a ladder filter, but it is one that interests me!)

A comparison of virtual analogue Moog VCF models, Paul Daly, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Arts, Culture and Environment, University of Edinburgh, August 2012 (MSc dissertation)

A Nonlinear Analysis Framework for Electronic Synthesizer Circuits, Francois G. Germain, Department of Music Research, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Oct 2011 (MA thesis)

Efficient Polynomial Implementation of the EMS VCS3 Filter Model, Stefano Zambon and Federico Fontana, Proc. of the 14th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-11), Paris, France, September 19-23, 2011

Recent Advances in Real-Time Musical Effects, Synthesis, and Virtual Analog Models, Jyri Pakarinen, Vesa Välimäki, Federico Fontana, Victor Lazzarini, and Jonathan S. Abel, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Volume 2011, Article ID 940784, 15 pages (this is a review-type article)

Volterra Series and State Transformation for Real-Time Simulations of Audio Circuits including Saturations: Application to the Moog Ladder Filter, Thomas Hélie, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 747759, 2010

Modeling of the EMS VCS3 voltage-controlled filter as a nonlinear filter network, Federico Fontana & Marco Civolani, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 760772, 2010

Resonance Tuning for the Digital Moog Filter, Robin Schmidt, web-published, August 2009

A Nonlinear Digital Model of the EMS VCS3 Voltage-Controlled Filter, Marco Civolani & Federico Fontana, Proc. of the 11th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-08), Espoo, Finland, September 1-4, 2008

Preserving the Structure of the Moog VCF in the Digital Domain, Federico Fontana, Proc. Int. Computer Music Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 27-31, 2007

On the use of Volterra Series for Real-Time Simulations of Weakly Nonlinear Analog Audio Devices: Application to the Moog Ladder Filter, Thomas Hélie, Proc. of the 9th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-06), Montreal, Canada, September 18-20, 2006

Non-Linear Digital Implementation of the Moog Ladder Filter, Antti Huovilainen, Proc. of the 7th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects, (DAFx-04), Naples, Italy, October 5-8, 2004

Analyzing the Moog VCF with Considerations for Digital Implementation, Tim Stilson & Julius Smith, Proc. International Computer Music Conference, Hong Kong, 1996

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