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My Designs Pico Midi

MIDI Control Pedal – The Beginning

I’ll call this pedal Pico MIDI because I’m using Raspberry Pi Pico for this. And it’s also of diminutive size 😉. I recently posted a teaser, took me maybe a day or two to get that up and running from scratch without really knowing anything about MIDI. While I’d love to brag about this achievement, […]

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ClĂ­odhna – PCB Version

All the work is done for our Super Screamer, or is it? What if I do a PCB version of this, just for fun? PCBWay said they’d gonna send me some prototyping boards for free right around the time I was finishing the pedal. So I said why not, let’s design a PCB version of […]

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ClĂ­odhna – Demo 1

The pedal was built 😎, super screamer is ready to be tested. There are 192 useful options, but in this demo I managed to try out just 5. It is certain that there will be more to follow. The epic journey is documented here. Let’s get down to business 😎:

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ClĂ­odhna – Building the Pedal

The circuit design is finalized, it’s time to build the pedal. If you want to see previous parts just follow these links. Here, I’ll be covering building the pedal. You can jump to schematic just below, or the board diagram. There’s also the final bill of material. There’s a bit on what I did for […]

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ClĂ­odhna – Finalizing the Circuit Design

Let’s finish the circuit design today. The first and the second part went pretty well, I also covered tone control for the pedal. Let’s add couple more options and then finalize the design with actual switches I’ll be using. You can jump to schematic which is just below, or to the finalized circuit schematic. I […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – Tone Control

So far so good 😊. The first and the second part went pretty well. Let’s plough on. In this post I’ll cover tone control. The previous parts were dealing with clipping section – clipping and frequency response shaping. I conveniently omitted tone section. Now it’s time to add the tone stage. You can jump to […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – Super Screamer Pt2

I think that the first part went pretty well. Let’s continue designing our own DIY overdrive pedal. In this post I’ll cover various clipping options. The previous part was dealing with clipping section too, but it was covering frequency response shaping. This one will cover the actual clipping. You can jump to schematic, or breadboard […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

Design Our Own Super Screamer Like Pedal

After covering a lot of ground around Tube Screamer like pedals, I think it’s right time to try our hand at doing some super mod heavy design of our own pedal. In several steps I’ll try to design some DIY overdrive pedal that will have all the character of a Tube Screamer but with much […]

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Boost Effect Builds My Designs

Building a Simple Op Amp Booster – Assembly

After the introduction, analysis and breadboarding of two op-amp based guitar boosters, I’ll complete the pedal. I’ll do the final schematic and bill of material, then do the soldering layout for a protoboard. I’ll plan out the enclosure, do some artwork and finalize the enclosure. I’ll finally assemble it and do test and demo. Final […]

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Boost Effect Breadboarding My Designs

Building a Simple Op Amp Booster – Breadboarding

After the introduction and analysis of two op-amp based guitar boosters, let’s see how they sound. I’ll breadboard them and try them out to make sure everything works as expected. I’ll give some effect characteristics, do a breadboarding diagram, then do the actual breadboarding (with bill of material) and finally test both effects out. Characterizing […]