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Quote from: Jebus on February 22, 2023, 01:38:25 AM
Co-worker of mine has SMD desoldering station, I think next step would be to go visit him and have him take the FV-1 out to see if there's anything underneath it shorting and then re-solder the chip.

This took bit longer than I expected, but I got the pedal back yesterday. Unfortunately the functionality did not change at all. Maybe the chip is just faulty.
General Questions / Re: Drolo MDD programming issues
February 22, 2023, 01:38:25 AM
I reflowed all the other solder joints except the FV-1 and then cleaned the whole PCB with IPA and toothbrush. No change in the functionality unfortunately.

Co-worker of mine has SMD desoldering station, I think next step would be to go visit him and have him take the FV-1 out to see if there's anything underneath it shorting and then re-solder the chip.
General Questions / Re: Drolo MDD programming issues
February 13, 2023, 11:43:25 PM
Figured out that since the internal programs work I should probably try the same programs on the EEPROM as well. Downloaded both reverb patches, but neither works (no output). So its got to be hardware issue. Maybe the octave-effect does not use some portion of the FV-1 that other programs do? I'll try pulling the PCB out of the box, using some more IPA and maybe reflowing the solder joints around the chip to see if any of that helps.
General Questions / Drolo MDD programming issues
February 09, 2023, 06:06:37 AM
Hello everyone!

Long time since last post and almost equally long since last finished build. Finally getting back to this great hoppy: just finished building Drolo's Molecular Disruption Device. This is version 1.1 which PCB I bought waaay back. Stock build, but added switch to try out the internal programs on the Spin FV-1. Those work really well and sound surprisingly good.

However the issues started when I tried bunch of external patches. I have downloaded lot of patches online and also created some with SpinCAD. Almost all of the patches I have downloaded or created only output clean signal or no signal at all. For example from this huge library I have tried maybe half already and the only working one is the Improved Octave Up:

I created simple proof-of-concept volume control effect on SpinCAD:

and the code:

;------ Input
;------ Pot 0
;------ Volume
RDAX ADCL,1.0000000000
WRAX REG0,0.0000000000
;------ Output
RDAX REG0,1.0000000000
WRAX DACL,0.0000000000

This works just as expected. However if I do anything else in SpinCad it wont work. For example simple reverb with the same setup:

And the code:

; ----------------------------
;------ Input
;------ Pot 0
;------ Minimum reverb
RDAX ADCL,0.2500000000
RDA 122,0.325
WRAP 0,-1.0
RDA 426,0.325
WRAP 123,-1.0
RDA 980,0.325
WRAP 427,-1.0
RDA 1903,0.325
WRAP 981,-1.0
WRAX REG0,1.0000000000
RDA 21990,1.0
RDA 5727,-0.325
WRAP 1904,0.325
WRA 5728,1.99
RDAX REG0,1.0000000000
RDA 12240,1.0
RDA 16973,-0.325
WRAP 12241,0.325
WRA 16974,1.99
WRAX REG1,0.0000000000
;------ Output
RDAX REG1,1.0000000000
WRAX DACL,0.0000000000

This only outputs dry signal, no reverb. What am I doing wrong? Is there some setting I'm missing or something? The same happens with all other effects I've tried from SpinCad (OD, fuzz, reverb, delay, flanger etc). I'm not yet familiar enough with the code itself to figure if there's some error, but I think SpinCAD has been used for quite some time with lot of folks.. Or could there be something wrong with the FV-1 chip? This version of MDD is pretty much the same as the concept schematic from FV-1 datasheet. Just added dry/wet blend and feedback loop from right channel output to right channel input. I've tried different effect slots and all have the same result.

I'm using SpinCad 1032, newest SpinASM and PicKit 2. Looks like Drolo has removed the build docs from internet, so out of respect to him I'm not sharing it at least on this point.  ;D

Cheers, Kalle
Open Discussion / Re: PPP enclosures for cheap!
May 06, 2017, 12:44:34 AM
Tried to order various amounts of enclosures but the shipping rates are ridiculous..  ;D ;D

Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Runt LED Setup...
March 08, 2017, 08:53:20 AM
Quote from: greysun on March 08, 2017, 08:43:28 AM
For the current version of the RUNT, I'm seeing a pad for the LED, and a 4k7 resistor in r11. My assumption is that the negative of the LED connects to the 3PDT stomp (same as the baby board guide), but the positive goes to the LED pad and I don't need to mess with a resistor (as it will already be on the board).

Can anyone verify?

Sounds correct to me. :) You can always verify this type of thing by looking at the schematic. 9V -> current limiting resistor -> LED -> switching ground (CLR and LED can be the other way around also).
General Questions / Re: FV-1 Chips
March 07, 2017, 10:38:15 PM
Weird, never had a single wrong or missing component from Banzai. And the customer support has been really helpful, only bit on the slow side. :D

I've done probably ten orders from them.
Open Discussion / Re: Electric Druid Delay
March 05, 2017, 02:39:09 AM
Has anyone found / recorded any demos of this? I'm interested (tap tempo delay would be nice addition), but would prefer to hear some sounds before ordering the board. :)
If you are looking to find out what it does in general a datasheet is good place to start:
General Questions / Re: 3pdt w LED ring
February 22, 2017, 09:18:46 AM
I'm in if we can get people from Europe. Hate drilling holes for leds. :D
Get alligator wire so you can hook up the jacks temporarily. :)
Quote from: seagurt on February 13, 2017, 12:59:55 PM
So it doesn't matter the orientation, I can just fit it any ways it drops in? Looking at the trace on the back, it looks like I need to complete the circuit path, with the inductor legs.

The orientation doesnt matter. Just check that its completing the circuit (so the legs are on the different traces, ie not shorting). :)

Like Sonnyboy wrote, the different pins are just meant for different shaped inductors.
Audio probe is always my go to -debugging method in cases like this. :)
Open Discussion / Re: A good source for...
February 09, 2017, 05:21:07 PM
BanzaiMusic in Germany has all of those, but the prices are bit high and I don't know how much shipping is to other side of the pond.

Never gotten any bad stuff from them though. :)
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Pork Barrel clock noise
February 09, 2017, 04:49:06 PM
Quote from: jonnygreentrees on February 09, 2017, 01:40:38 PM
Guess I'll have to rebox in a 1590BB :(

No need for that. Start by moving the wires around like sturgeo mentioned. You might find spot where it doesn't tic at all. Try moving them as far as possible from clock (IC3). If that doesn't help then you can try shielded wires for input and output (the shield connected to ground on one end, nowhere on the other).