In case you were wondering, I’m still around. So here’s a quick update on what’s going on.
First of all, if you haven’t yet heard, I’ve gotten myself involved in iOS development. Specifically, I’m working on an iPad app that can handle drawing vero layouts, just because that’s a tool I’ve been wanting for myself. It’s lots of fun and very time consuming, and it’s what I spend probably 90% of my free time doing these days. With a bit of luck I’m hoping to have the first version done before the end of the year.
Second, I’ve been tinkering with the tap-tempo stuff for a while now. And as far as the chips themselves go I’m really happy. Where I’m less than happy is with the implementation. Having built the clock box, a tremolo and a phaser now, I’m seeing/hearing clock noise on the audio path and it’s not going anywhere 🙁 Time to finally read up on analog/digital grounding, noise handling, layout considerations etc. Any suggestions on good books or places to start reading?
Finally, I haven’t given up on drawing layouts. And when/if I get the aforementioned software up and running I plan on a major overhaul of all the content here, as well as a lot of new layouts.
Stay in touch, and happy building!
Update (24.09.2014): I’m slow, I know! Added 20 more tap-tempo LFO v2.1 chips to the shop today, finally. (more…)
Update (10.08.2014): Looks like it’s working correctly, and everything should now be running on the new host. Let me know if something isn’t quite working.
Hah! No stupid out-of-memory warnings when accessing the shopping cart 🙂
You’re probably already familiar with both sites (I’m usually the last one to learn about something…), but these guys have a lot of great info, and a metric ton of layouts, available for free. Well worth the visit!
You can now get a kit for the SS-2 over at mklec.com based on my vero layout. I haven’t tried it myself, but I’m sure it’s good.
Update (25.04.2016): The new version (v2) is up and running, and I’ll try to share as much as possible on github.
Example schematic (not yet verified)
Update (09.07.2014): And here’s the new vero layout! Unfortunately I haven’t verified this one as I patched my original, faulty board rather than creating a new one. But I have looked it over and it should be good 😉
For those few of you interested in building this for yourself, I’ll try to stock the shop section with a few pre-programmed Tap-Tempo Clock chips as soon as the empty ones I ordered arrives. If possible I’ll also include a 20-pin DIP socket and the 8MHz crystal.
Tap-Tempo Clock box keeping my tremolo sync’ed.
Update (07.08.2015): This one is now verified as working, thanks to Patrick 🙂
Update (10.07.2014): Minor changes to the schematic and vero layout to make this work with the tap-tempo clock project; tap input switch, series resistor and sync input.
Update (16.12.14): Verified as working, thanks to Alec!
Based on the name I take it’s a fuzz, but that’s about all I know. This is based on a schematic from a German music forum, found here.
Update (06.04.2014): Cut count has been corrected to 23. Thanks to Nicky for spotting this one.