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Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« on: November 02, 2017, 06:25:50 PM »
I only mentioned this one in passing a few weeks ago but since there was a response to it I'm announcing the project is cancelled. The problem is the Taptation chip. There's no way to put it nicely: it kinda blows. I'm actually cancelling any future project involving the Taptation as well. I've tried a few prototypes of different delay designs with it now and I just cannot get a good result. The max delay is too long to make it sound good at all tempos (it should be limited to 600ms not 1sec) and the tempo and subdivision LEDs make ungodly noise when used. I tried a couple ways to solve the LED noise issue but it's just not working (the DBTap used transistors to drive the LEDs thinking it might help but no). Actually, I pulled out every PT2399 trick I know over several prototypes (including using a compander and other stuff) and it's just not good enough to warrant a project.

So, sorry it's not happening. Too many downsides to it.
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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 07:02:33 PM »
le monde tourne encore, ne pas être troublé maître bean
In His service.

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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 07:08:27 PM »
le monde tourne encore, ne pas être troublé maître bean

C'est la vérité!
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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 04:17:18 AM »
Yay du francais :)))
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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 05:50:31 AM »
Merde!


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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 06:01:06 AM »
Bummer, was really looking forward to that one.  :'(

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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 07:24:41 AM »
Foie gras, souffle!

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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 08:39:07 AM »
Myself's music & things I make: http://jonpattonmusic.com. My band: http://midwayfair.org. PCBs of my designs from: http://www.1776Effects.com (Bearhug Comp & Cardinal Harmonic Trem); http://www.jmkpcbs.com (Hamlet+ delay & Blue Warbler envelope vibe); Snow Day OD/Flabulanche: www.madbeanpedals.com

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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 10:30:43 AM »
Brioche! Baguette!

on a more serious note: too bad it won't happen, but better to stop at a reasonable time rather then pursue it for nothing. Hope your next projects turn out more successful.
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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 10:51:06 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpe_KHDEfgw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpe_KHDEfgw</a>

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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 11:15:31 AM »
Qu'est-ce qui ce passe sur ce forum?!!?? French-mania?

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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 01:03:24 PM »
Jettez la vache, indeed.
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Re: Dirtbaby Tap version cancelled
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
Qu'est-ce qui ce passe sur ce forum?!!?? French-mania?

It's DIOui week.
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