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Re: The Big(ish) Idea

For a while I used the SoundSculpture AB Cadabra ( 
http://soundsculpture.com/products/pt_abcadabra.htm ) to do something 
similar controlled from a MIDI footpedal.  The midi pedal handled the 
momentary aspect.  The AB Cadabra had excelllent response - fast and quiet.

But I found that I couldn't get the speed from my foot that I wanted, so I 
had one of my tone pots customized to cut the guitar's output when 
depressed - it bounces back automatically if I don't hold it down.

At 2005.09.19 09:35 AM, phill wilson wrote:

>Hi All
>Ok, so I have been hinting at building a pedal for a while now, for 
>reasons that I won't go into, my Ego kind of wanted to keep the design 
>some sort of secret,however this has led to nowhere for me so it is time 
>Basically I want to make a foot operated device that allows a signal to 
>pass only when  the button is pressed. Kind of a Poor-Mans-Morse-Glitch 
>I envisaged building it as follows.
>two buttons button one simply being on / off
>In off position the signal is bypassed directly to the output jack
>in the On position it passes to the next momentary button.
>Button Two is the activation button,
>it is a push to make type switch so initially the signal is dead, 
>when the button is pressed the sound is allowed to pass to the output.
>I can therefore strum a chord while it is off then tap the button 
>rythmically to let small  stabs of sound through.
>I came up with this when playing through a broken amp that you had to 
>the jack in place in the input, i found that tapping the jack let me do 
>dda-da-da type noises.
>anyways basically I know NOTHING about how to do this, I did what seemed 
>reasonable to me but all I got was nasty hiss and buzzing. I would 
>appreciate ANY help or comments on how I may impliment this pedal.
>I had once dreamed about making money off this idea, however, it will 
>never be built if I cant get some advice!
>By the way I intend to LOOP with it so its not totally OT!!
>Thanks Y'all
>Phill Wilson (a.k.a. Blackface)