Thursday, January 31, 2008

Germanium 'basic circuit' Fuzz Face Clone

After studying R.G. Keens The Technology of the Fuzz Face I decided to invest in a batch of old ac-128 Germanium transitors and see if I could find some good ones to make some Ge Fuzz pedals. After much testing of leakage and gain I isolated 12 medium gain, medium leakage examples. The photo is of the first of 2 'basic circuit' Germanium Fuzz Face clones that I will Be making, with the circuit taken from R.G. Keens article backed up with other sources. Here is a DI recording of the pedal. You will have to wait and see what I am going to do with the other 8 transistors ; )

Monday, January 28, 2008

Andrew Carrell/Soulkitchen Custom Guitar Effects

Some great pedals with amazing paintwork from Andrew Carrell. Andrew has done some great layouts of some classic pedals (some of which I use!), and some of his own designs look really good as well, check the schematics section on his website.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

V-Tech Alphabet Apple

Good example of the V-Tech Alphabet Apple.  Glitch button, Pitch control, and reset switch added.  This sounds like totally random Analog sample and hold craziness, check it here.

V-Tech Alphabet Desk

Nice alternative to a Bent Speak and Spell, 8 socket patchbay to trigger glitching effects, a loop button, and a reset switch for when it all turns bad! Extreme Glitching!  Sold to Gore Infidel records.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

DSI keyboard

Some nice tones from this keyboard, with added pitch control and decimation body contacts. Audio example here

Friday, January 4, 2008

'Vortex' version 3

More 'Vortex' goodness to be had from this keyboard which seems like a simpler version of the EK-001, sounds very analogue! Added pitch control and 'time vortex' section with on/off switches.  10 minutes of audio here.