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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2015, 07:08:59 AM »
extra LFO?  That's just plain awesome.  Nice! 



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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2015, 07:11:12 AM »
Wow... Can't wait for the full build report!

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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2015, 09:00:02 AM »
Nice tease.  I can't wait to the finished pedal, gutshot and all.

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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2015, 07:29:17 PM »
Pictures coming in a couple of hours. Here's a demo of sorts, I improvised this mess


Imma gonna record the Bonus Stage some more out of the song context later in the day, and my buddy will be doing his own demo with video and all, can't wait for him to finish, he does it very very well.

Best circuit ever :D Fredrik I am so grateful!

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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2015, 07:38:39 PM »
Pictures coming in a couple of hours. Here's a demo of sorts, I improvised this mess


Imma gonna record the Bonus Stage some more out of the song context later in the day, and my buddy will be doing his own demo with video and all, can't wait for him to finish, he does it very very well.

Best circuit ever :D Fredrik I am so grateful!

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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2015, 07:45:17 PM »
Ya ya so cool and wicked! Very cool with the LFO as well, bazinga!
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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2015, 11:44:40 PM »
I have listened to your demo like 5 times now. Love it!

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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2015, 03:21:47 AM »
You had to spoil the surprise didn't you! :) Yes, it's the extra LFO but I am using the same pot for the standard Width control of the Arcadiator and the speed of the LFO when in Bonus Stage! mode. I thought it was an elegant solution given that the same pot value and taper is needed for both things. I spent an eternity fine tuning the wave of the LFO in order to get to a symmetrical phaser sweep, it sounds rad. The Advanced Photonix cell from smallbear was head and shoulders above all of the others I've tried here.
The demo will show it all I hope :)


Nice, I so wanted to do that with mine and boxed myself into a corner by sticking it into a 125B :(
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Re: My Arcadiator is...
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2015, 03:48:38 AM »
Yeah, me and you both recognized the potential of the Depth control right away (and let's not kid ourselves, you will definitely build another one, we all know it :) ). It makes for an awesome phaser-ish sound, as I said I will show it better in a separate demo, last night I was transfixed by this gem's ability to rawk!

So...here it is finally!

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lots of stuff under the hood, the Shot the Moon LFO on vero takes away from the ultra clean and nice looking layout by Ben, but it is what it is...lots of wires to make the one knob for both controls situation happen also...





I would recommend to anyone building this - do the extra LFO, it's absolutely gorgeous and expands on the pedal well. On my build it pulsates through the jewel light at the center, looks very nice.

A video by my friend will be up in a couple of days which will show his take on the sounds. So many of em to explore. This build is a must.

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Re: My Arcadiator is... here!
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2015, 03:59:12 AM »
Most excellent!  8)
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Re: My Arcadiator is... here!
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2015, 04:29:33 AM »
This is Insane!!! :D

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Re: My Arcadiator is... here!
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2015, 05:14:57 AM »
Awesome stuff! What does the second foot switch do?

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Re: My Arcadiator is... here!
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2015, 05:22:12 AM »
thanks guys!
the second switch engages the second LFO which is just a way of manipulating the Depth control, or was it Width on the original? dunno anymore haha, but yeah, I cannot stop thinking, while the second lfo is engaged, how someone is manually tinkering with the knob left-right left-right hehe.
More on that one with sound samples later in the day, stay tuned. I would describe the sound as...um...through-zero phaser comes to mind first. Yes, I'm gonna go with through-zero phasing!

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Re: My Arcadiator is... here!
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2015, 05:49:05 AM »
Cool! I was thinking the bonus stages switch engaged the second lfo. Looks like something worth incorporating on my next Arcadiator  ;D

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Re: My Arcadiator is... here!
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2015, 06:54:34 AM »
2:24 in the demo is hilarious.

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