I'm very excited to announce two designs that I've recently completed. I say designs, but what I mean is a synthesis of various segments of circuitry and ideas that I've culled together to make something new and exciting.
Designs is probably a faster way to say this.
The first effect I've been working on is called the Queen of Cups Delay. This circuit has two switches. When the first is engaged, the audio signal is immersed in a watery delay, with a control knob for delay time, as well as one for feedback level and wet/dry mix. I've allowed for a decently long delay time. With longer delay times, the chip I've used begins to break up the signal, adding a grainy (sandy?) quality to the delay.
When the second switch is engaged, the delay acts normally, until you stop playing. The signal then drops rapidly in pitch, and delay time is increased immensely. There is control over the depth of the pitch drop via the leftmost knob. You can get long drops in pitch, or strange flutters if you play with short stops in between notes.
Check out a demo of the effect below.
I've called the second effect I've made the Rosewater Fuzz.
The first switch on this effect engages a dense fuzz, which can then be shaped with the tone knob, accentuating either the treble or bass. There is also a voltage starve knob that alters the character of the fuzz. The rightmost knob controls volume.
The second switch engages a feedback loop, creating anything from splattering fuzz to rhythmic oscillations, depending on where the other knobs are set. There are plenty of sounds and noises that come out of this thing, and I'm sure the following video only touches on a fraction.
Both are available from my Etsy store. Each pedal is hand made to order, built off of a hand etched PCB. Check the link HERE.
More to come soon, including a few builds I've done as personal projects and my experiences with them, as well as some synths I've been toying around with.