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sustain type foot controller into a PMC? was: RE: The Big(ish) Idea
Hey Guys, how much? Sounds like a great idea!--instant tremolo!
Can this be done with MIDI on the EDP? What happens when you put a sustain
type foot controller into a PMC?
From: Adrian Bartholomew [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: The Big(ish) Idea
nice idea! it would be fun to loop that.
i can build it for u. just let me know how big u want the box. how u want
the buttons aligned and what type/size of buttons u want to use. i assume u
want the standard... in on the right out on the left?
meanwhile, back on the ranch. what do u envision paying for this to be
built? the parts wont be that expensive at all and my labor cost would
reasonable. we could always figure something out.
the most expensive thing would be the box itself. i would do it with active
electronics. ie with logic and analog chips that need power. simple 9V
adaptor that could chain to ur existing pedals. also ill have true bypass
eliminate any clicking on and off.
i already have the schematic in my head and the parts i need. i already
the components i need in my lab too. lucky u!
i would just need to order the box and the switches of ur choice. radio
shack most likely has the casing u need but i know they dont have any heavy
duty foot switches. i need the double pole type to keep it true bypass and
momentary for the 2nd switch. it should not click like the 1st on/off
switch. just be spring loaded push on/release off. soft feel.
On Sep 19, 2005, at 11:35 AM, phill wilson wrote this original post--
Ok, so I have been hinting at building a pedal for a while now, for reasons
that I won't go into, my Ego kind of wanted to keep the design some sort of
secret,however this has led to nowhere for me so it is time to REVEAL
Basically I want to make a foot operated device that allows a signal to
only when the button is pressed. Kind of a Poor-Mans-Morse-Glitch Pedal.
I envisaged building it as follows.
two buttons button one simply being on / off
In off position the signal is bypassed directly to the output jack
in the On position it passes to the next momentary button.
Button Two is the activation button,
it is a push to make type switch so initially the signal is dead, however,
when the button is pressed the sound is allowed to pass to the output.
I can therefore strum a chord while it is off then tap the button
rythmically to let small stabs of sound through.
I came up with this when playing through a broken amp that you had to hold
the jack in place in the input, i found that tapping the jack let me do
dda-da-da type noises.
anyways basically I know NOTHING about how to do this, I did what seemed
reasonable to me but all I got was nasty hiss and buzzing. I would
appreciate ANY help or comments on how I may impliment this pedal.
I had once dreamed about making money off this idea, however, it will never
be built if I cant get some advice!
By the way I intend to LOOP with it so its not totally OT!!
Phill Wilson (a.k.a. Blackface)
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