Bag of effects – Part 3 – It has sound!

Posted on March 30th, 2011

Phase 45 – Orange Squeezer – Rebote Delay
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Phase 45 – Orange Squeezer
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Rebote Delay
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Phase 45
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Orange Squeezer
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Visiting Zippy-X in GBG

Posted on March 28th, 2011

I went on a trip to Gothenburg last week to hold a lecture with Olle from Talon-FC. While up there i decided to stay for a while to visit some friends that live there, one of them being simon. (or zippy-x as he called himself during the 90s when he was making awesome metal-XMs.) We sat down with our common intererest, guitar effect pedals! The plan was to build a delaypedal that simon has designed but all the components hadnt arrived.

I had the phase 45 and decided to finish it that evening. wich i did but it didnt work as planned, fixed that yesterday though. It was a bad solderjoint. as it is in 99% of all cases. =) it works fine now.

Simon worked on his specially designed envelope follow filter, you can see on his face how good it sounds! He tried out some different caps for the filter and some of them gave pretty funny results. I can add that this was the first time i met his girlfriend and im afraid she thought we were reallyreally boring when we just sat there soldering all evening. =)

Good times!!

Anyway, ill have some samples from the effects that are finished for the bag sooooon!

I also got my christmas-present from my cousin Andreas when i visited. A digital thermometer that shows the temperature in binary. I think he wants me to learn binary. =) Can anyone figure out how warm it is on the picture in the slideshow? =)

And the last thing: Im building a BoomBox! Its a must have for the summer! I got the amp today and i bought some speakers at a flee market this weekend. The plan is to have those two small speakers and a big one to give the bass. Im probably gonna spend this afternoon building a temporary box for it.  Anyone have any experience in building these kind of machines?

Well, thats all for now!

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Bag of effects – Part 2

Posted on March 19th, 2011

Started experimenting with the front panel today. Iv only got two effects done but its much nicer to have them behind corrugated fiberboard than dangling around in strings all over the place. You can see the structure i intend to use with all the patching to the right and the knobs to the left. The next effect in the pipe is the phaser. Im exited to hear how it sounds. wellwell..pix:

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Bag of effects – Part 1

Posted on March 8th, 2011

I have decided to build a lot of effectpedals and put them all in a bag. The thought is to have a simple 3 channel mixer in the bag as well so that the routing of the effects can become parallell instead of in series. I have finished two of the effects thats going in the bag. An Orange Squeezer compressor and a Rebote Delay. Soon ill be able to start working on the frontpanel.

Planned effects to put in the bag are: two or three delays, big muff distortion, phase 45 phaser, some kind of variable state filter and then perhaps some other kind of distortion as well.

This will enable me to perhaps get rid of all the misc random effectpedals thats just lying around my studio that never get used anyway.

If you wanna help building this bag of awesome sonic pleasure there are some things i havnt really worked out yet, one of them is the power supply. I have little experience of these things but I realize that i cant afford to keep buying 9 volt batteries once a week. =) The other thing is the filter. I havnt found an easy design that fits my needs yet. Perhaps you got some suggestions? A filter similar to the ms-20-filter would be nice with both the low pass and the high pass in series.


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Posted on March 6th, 2011

We were up late this saturday, giggling away, eating chips, producing music! People responsible: DJ Burgare, Håkan Ludvigson, MC Salkinitzor. Good times!

Moulousqous – A synth from the past

Posted on March 2nd, 2011

Me and my friend Karl Sundström made this synth as our graduating work at BTH back in 2008. Its a Digital synthesizer made in puredata with a hardware control surface. (built from doepfer usb64)  It contains two parallell synthparts with a 16 step sequencer each, a drum machine that also has a 16 step secuencer and an effects-part with various effects such as filters, echo, bitcrusher etc. Togheter it forms a nice machine for jamming and fooling around with. =)

Here is a detailed report on the synth: HERE

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