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The Bug Idea
Call it the Sttutterbug (sic)
PS Plain text only, if you please.
PPS I keep waiting for RZ to post that it was already manufactured . . .
From: Adrian Bartholomew [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: The Big(ish) Idea
good idea but u just gave me another one.
my god this thing is becoming more and more involved.
but the following idea shouldnt be too hard for me to add on:
i could have the stutter button rapidly stutter ON ITS OWN once held down.
so i could STILL manually stutter but now ill be stuttering a stutter!!
of course i could have a slide switch turn this effect on or off. simple
On Sep 19, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Sean Echevarria wrote:
For a while I used the SoundSculpture AB Cadabra (
http://soundsculpture.com/products/pt_abcadabra.htm ) to do something
similar controlled from a MIDI footpedal. The midi pedal handled the
momentary aspect. The AB Cadabra had excelllent response - fast and quiet.
But I found that I couldn't get the speed from my foot that I wanted, so I
had one of my tone pots customized to cut the guitar's output when
- it bounces back automatically if I don't hold it down.
At 2005.09.19 09:35 AM, phill wilson wrote:
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)