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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder + RG270

This time around I am installing the micro booster into my Ibanez RG270. Now, don’t do this at home and if you do it, it’s entirely at your own risk. I saved this guitar from the scrapyard so I can afford to abuse it. In previous article I created the 2nd version of the Micro […]

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My Designs Phaser

Airmed – My Take on a Simple Phaser

Here’s my take on a simple two stage phaser similar to Phase 45. I called this pedal – Airmed – The Healer. For previous posts have a look here. As usual you can skip to the video and come back later for diagrams. The Healer? Airmed was an Irish goddess associated with healing. When king […]

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Hybrid Pedal My Designs Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi PICO – Controlling Relays

This time around playing with Raspberry Pi Pico I’ll cover controlling relays. This is not so much continuation of my PICO MIDI project, but rather continuation of my Hybrid Pedal project that I had started a long time ago ?. I covered a lot of things around Pico so have a look at the above […]

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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder Boost – Ver2

I continue working on my micro boost effect. After the first take and doing some more research on noise, I decided to go with the 2nd version of the board. I did very small changes to the original circuit, keep on reading for the new schematic and other photos. You can skip straight to the […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – External Power Supply

It’s time to finally drop the warm embrace of our USB tether and help our Pico MIDI become independent. In this post, for our Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal, we go through how to use external power. In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands, how to support footswitch and LED, […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – Neopixel

In this post we continue working on Pico MIDI – a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal, and this time I’ll be covering Neopixels and RGB LEDs. How fun! ? In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands, how to support footswitch and LED, support external expression pedal and external footswitch pedal. […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – External Switches

Let’s continue working on Pico MIDI – a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal. In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands, how to support footswitch and LED and how to support external expression pedal. Today, let’s add support for external switches. I’ll demonstrate that with RC-500 Boss looper, but I also […]

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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder Boost – Noise

I continue working on my micro boost effect. I wasn’t entirely happy with the noise performance from the first take. I wanted to investigate a bit more. How did it go? See the video. Links can be found in section where I’m trying to make sense out of all of this ?. Intro As a […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – Expression Pedal

Let’s continue working on Pico MIDI – a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal. In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands and how to support footswitch and LED. Today, I’ll use an expression pedal to control Digitech Whammy. In earlier posts I also used RC-500 Boss looper, so make sure you […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – Switch and LED

Let’s continue working on Pico MIDI a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal. In my previous post I covered how to send MIDI commands. This was quite a long post, especially because it covered how to actually control two pedals. In that previous post I controlled Boss RC-500 looper and Digitech Whammy. It was a […]