17 Jun 2010 Mubot   » (Master)

This week in the lab...















It's been a fairly productive week in the lab ...

while making "enhancements" to the 0ddr3y circuit, i happily stumbled into what some ppl call "accidental genius".....

Even though the "enhancement" to the circuit didn't turn out how i planned, it pretty much created something entirely new!

I ended up creating a very crude, but neat, pitch tracker ... i plugged the guitar in and out came a nasty lil square wave in tune with the note i played on the guitar, after playing with this for about 3 hours.. i got the idea to try a microphone, it wasnt AS cool as the guitar but it worked, it tracked my voice and created a sound in basically the same pitch. using this on my voice was a bit odd, it wasn't vocoder sounding exactly.. it was something between a vocoder and a distortion pedal... which is what 1/2 the circuit is anyway, so i guess thats about right....come to think of it, it sounded alot like plugging a mic into an old minimoog.

I wont be using this device for vocal effects, it was more just to see what it would do... BUT i will be making it into a boxed/finished version and continue to use the guitar through it ...

between this new (yet to be named) thingy and the 0ddr3y ..... you could create some interesting guitar riffs and effects that would sit nicely into some chiptune music or some 8-bit industrial!

Stay tuned, lots more to come....

=Rik

Syndicated 2010-01-22 03:32:00 (Updated 2010-01-26 18:33:53) from The Learned Nerd

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