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Muadzin

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true bypass stereo switching
« on: December 07, 2014, 09:18:01 AM »
I'm planning on doing a new looper for my pedal board as I'm growing tired of tapdancing. But it has to include some stereo looping because I run my delays and reverb in stereo. I'd rather not have to press two switches so I would prefer to use a single switch to activate the stereo loops. Does anybody know how to wire a switch for true bypass stereo loops? I assume that a normal 3PDT won't be enough, so could I do it with a 4PDT switch and how would I have to wire it?

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Re: true bypass stereo switching
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 10:00:39 AM »
4PDT can do it without an LED, or you can use relays and a micro controller.

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Re: true bypass stereo switching
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 10:35:01 AM »
4PDT can do it without an LED, or you can use relays and a micro controller.

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Could I do it with a 4PDT and using millenium switching, basically a 4PDT wired as a dual millenium switch?

The relay sounds interesting though. How would I have to wire that?

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Re: true bypass stereo switching
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 11:47:30 AM »
Yes, I've heard about people doing a dual millennium setup. That could work.

The relay based system is a bit more complicated though. I'm not sure the best way, but essentially, you should be able to use a dual momentary switch to switch two different relay bypass boards simultaneously. I think there are several companies that sell relay bypass boards, but THC here is probably the one I'd recommend. Thomas is the man when it comes to understanding micro controllers around here.

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Re: true bypass stereo switching
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 10:55:27 PM »
You could also put two 3PDT's slap bang next to each other, so you can't help but hit both at once. Not a very pretty solution, though.
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