Friday, June 25, 2010

Small Stone modifications

So I'm sure most of my readers are off preparing for a show since it's a Friday evening, but I'm going to start offering free mod giveaways through this blog. I like to test my new modifications on as many people as possible, and what better way than to offer them for free to my readers. You send your pedal, I mod it and send it back, you tell me your favorite settings.

So here we go, the update for the Small Stone is going to be a redesign of the "Color" circuit. The "Color" switch is going to be changed to Depth which gives you two settings. Then you get a Resonance switch which gives you three settings of resonance. You get a total of 6 combinations, 2 of which are identical to the stock settings. It'll be fun. Email directly with questions or if you'd like to send in your pedal.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mini-Monster Face Organ

This is a hand held noise maker which is a smaller version of the Monster Face Organ posted a few months back. Same sound but with only 5 user selectable frequencies. Limited runs will be available at $80 each.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Metatron Sample-Hold Filter

So if you saw the previous entry you may be wondering what the pedal looks like and get some more details on it. The one pictured above is the first completed prototype that will be for sale. The final controls (as of now) are Intensity (amplitude), Range, and Rate. A few advantages over some vintage Sample-Hold Filters:
1. Low noise and updated ICs.
2. Runs on a single 9V source thanks to a voltage inverting circuit.
3. True bypass.
4. The LFO is muted in bypass to prevent any ticking bleeding through when off.
5. The addition of a Range and Intensity control.

The prototype above can only be powered by a 9V adapter. The silver circuit on the right is just a hole plug. Currently available for $165