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Instant Lofi Junky
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:48:02 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74rB8PIrVwc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74rB8PIrVwc</a>

I love this sound... wonder how hard it would be to make?
I used to have a Porkbarrel which had the most delicious sounds in 'Vibe' mode... this takes things a step further... me likey

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 01:38:05 AM »
I think i f I had made a pedal and it sounded like that I would have thought it was broke  :o

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 03:37:13 AM »
haha... exactly! ;D  like a dirty ole tape deck warbling away... love it  8)

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 08:17:49 AM »
I haven't tried one in person yet, but I haven't really liked the sound of the demos I've heard. To me it sounds much like a noisy, terribly filtered, vibrato pedal.

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 10:13:51 AM »
I think the circuit uses a THAT "VCA on a chip" to do really severe brick wall limiting, which is mimics the sound of the original Loop Junkie. I think a "work-alike" design could be done by combining an optical limiter circuit (there are a few low parts count ones) and a PT2399, which has been used in some vibrato circuit and has a pleasant limited bandwidth/tape like sound...


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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 03:28:45 PM »
Hi, I cannot find the schematic of the Zvex pedal you talked about, has anyone got a link, I  can't find it on the their you've posted

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 06:30:33 AM »
Hi, I cannot find the schematic of the Zvex pedal you talked about, has anyone got a link, I  can't find it on the their you've posted

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 09:49:54 AM »
I really want to build this or simmilar stuff. The vibrato is killer.

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2016, 01:32:30 PM »
I have an instant lofi and it's a great pedal. Instant boards of Canada :)

A madbean pt2399 equivalent would be awesome. The lofi nature of the chip would be a benefit IMO.

The limitation with it is the blend between compressor and vibrato. Having the effect in series with more control would be really awesome I reckon.

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 02:48:57 PM »
I didnt want to spend so much money on a Zvex Instant lofi so I decided to try and build a similar sounding circuit with a few extras : Mosfet comp (Circuit Salad) into Pitch Pirate clone (Mid-fi Electronics) into Sonic Reducer (Parasit Audio)
The resulting pedal is here (pics and sounds included): http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=22701.0

And I just love it! :)

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Re: Instant Lofi Junky
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 01:56:12 PM »
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