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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 […]

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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder Boost Design

I was thinking for a while to create a booster that is as small as possible. Ever since I bought an old guitar that was sitting unused on someone’s attic for 15 years I was thinking what could I do with it. I have a thing for Ibanez guitars … I don’t know, I just […]

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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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Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – 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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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Playing with LFO

And in true spirit of overdoing it, after playing with our phaser components, let’s look into LFO. For previous posts have a look here. As usual you can skip to the video and come back later for diagrams. In this article I cover some modding options for LFO, I do some SPICE simulation and then […]

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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Experimenting with All-Pass Filter

This is getting a bit complex for a simple Phaser ?. After a long way coming back to the original schematic, it’s time to do some experimentation. In this article I cover what might be useful to try out modding, I do some SPICE simulation and then I breadboard another version of the phaser so […]

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Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – 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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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Going Back Full Circle

It’s time to go back full circle … and actually go back nearly to Phase 45 clone. Well, turns out I was more off than I normally like to be on the original pedal ?. If this picked your interest, keep reading, or as usual just jump to the video and come back for details […]

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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Choosing Components

In the previous post I covered some details of the circuit similar to MXR Phase 45. A relatively simple circuit … but still with a lots of components?. Ultimately it has only a couple of circuit blocks/components that we really need to look into. This time around I’ll be looking into choosing JFETs and tweaking […]

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Pico Midi Raspberry Pi Pico

Pico Midi – Teaser

Here’s a quick teaser ?, I cobbled together a MIDI pedal on breadboard using Raspberry Pi Pico. It’s been a while since I looked into Pico. I was playing with my Boss looper and I thought I was missing a button, so I spent couple of days figuring out how to do it. The pedal […]