DIY Reverb Pedal Circuit: Spring-Hall Reverb with PT2399 IC

Introduction to Reverberation Before getting into the design of DIY reverb pedal circuit, lets see the concept of reverberation first. Real reverberation happens in a performance chamber when the walls and every object inside reflects the sound back and forth. As the sound bounces back and forth in three dimensional space, the reflections creates more and more complex pattern. The […]

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Linear Interpolation Extension Employing Three-Gradient

Speed and Memory Size Optimization When developing digital signal processor for Deepstomp, we employs a cheap 32-bit processor without floating point unit. Consequently, we have to optimize all computation in fix point math. The most important effect, especially for electric guitar, is distortion effect. It is simulated using sigmoid or sigmoid-like functions such arctan, tanh, or some others. Those functions […]

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DIY Multi-Effect Pedal Platform is Now Low-Cost!

DIY Multi-Effect Pedal and Today’s Advanced Electronics Digital DIY multi-effect pedal is an expensive things in the past, but the advance of today’s digital electronics brings new hopes for many things. Because now there are many choices for low cost and high performance DSP microcontrollers, now I think we can implement a DIY multi-effect pedal with much lower cost than […]

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DIY Digital Effect Pedal Platform Review: The Top 9

9 DIY Digital Effect Pedal Platform List To start researching on DIY (do-it-yourself) digital  effect pedal for the next project, let’s see the list first. Take a look at some popular platforms to compare their specifications and prices, here are some: UNO – Electrosmash’s pedalSHIELD UNO MEGA – Electrosmash’s pedalSHIELD MEGA DUE – Electrosmash’s pedalSHIELD DUE Electrosmash’s Pedal Pi Openmusiclabs’s […]

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Automatic Wah/Quack Effect Circuit with Attack and Decay Control

To get various characteristic of an auto wah/quack effect, we need a flexible control of  the envelope detection characteristic. Some playing styles need slow attack but fast decay,  but some others don’t. Employing the detector circuit presented in our previous article Envelope Detector Circuit with Separate Attack/Rise and Decay/Release Time Settings, here we present the improvement of the previous auto […]

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Fold-Back Distortion: Producing “Phew” Effect Using Software and Hardware (Analog Electronic Circuit)

Introduction: What is Fold-Back Distortion? I was introduced to a term of  “fold-back distortion” in the past by an article from an old book which I forget what the title is, but the book contains schematic diagrams of many circuits collected from old publication of Elektor magazine (www.elektor.com). The article presents the circuit’s schematic diagram and how it works. I […]

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Symmetric Distortion Using Clipper Diodes for Guitar Effect

Introduction While almost every audio equipments  pay whatever it cost to minimize distortion, this kind of device does the opposite: distortion effect for electric guitar. Many methods have been implemented in producing a distorted signal from electric guitar pick-up, such as over-driven vacuum tube, solid-state (transistor), or diode clipper. The simplest form is passive diode clipper, which is implemented as […]

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