Sunday, November 8, 2009

Eight Bit Organism



here's a lame-ass demo. I'm playing a discarded umbrella into a TV that's on fire.



It's a bunch of stuff. A bitcrusher, samplerate reducer, a granular sampler/repeater/glitcher, a harsh digital fuzz and noise source. Controls are as follows (left to right):

top:
[B]bitdepth[/B]: bitcrush from 8 to 1 bit. things get noisy and ugly and awesome!
[B]samplerate[/B]: rate reduction, atari/nintendo-ish sounds, etc
[B]tone[/B]: just a big muff tonestack. middle is neutral. right is high boost, left is low boost.
[B]blend[/B]: wet-dry blend
[B]volume[/B]: makes the pedal vomit kittens

bottom:
[B]grain size[/B]: sample size of the granular sampling buffer.
[B]grain mod[/B]: modulates the grain sample up or down in pitch
[B]glitch 1 and glitch 2[/B]: makes it stutter in different ways. the toggle switch at the top makes the soft-stomp on the right active one or the other of the buttons.

14 comments:

Doots said...

wow this is fantastic! did you build this whole thing from scratch?!

cmog said...

Nice one Tape, love your work

M said...

Hey, I'm a bass/synth player from chile... and I saw your video and i'm really interested in this pedal. Are you going to sell a batch of this ones? and how much $?

Anonymous said...

OMFG! When can I get one of these and how much???

Aaron said...

This would be sick if it had cv inputs. Are they for sale?

Anonymous said...

Please sell a kit for this, or something!

salty pancake said...

Hey cloudscapes,
I was planning on asking you for some schematics for this, but on youtube you stated that this pedal's results are mostly due to your programming of the chips used. IF you don't mind me asking, what materials and systems do you use to make these pedals?
Thanks,
Jason

SevaSound Studios said...

Hello,

I must say you are a true innovator in the effects pedal realm. Is there any chance that this particular creation would be sold as a kit/completed unit? I know it's been asked multiple times but I am curious.

If I were to make a suggestion for the glitch momentary buttons, perhaps they could be housed in a separate small box so you aren't doing highwire walking on your pedals :>)

Anonymous said...

Hello, i need one of thissss.... are you selling them, can you tell me something when you have one for selling? thanks...
Martin

sillyfabe said...

Another bass player/really interested person for this pedal...live in California just wondering how much one would be...

sillyfabe said...

Another bass player/really interested person for this pedal...live in California just wondering how much one would be...

Scott_Goff said...

Hiya! Would be very interested in seeing your code for the micro...did you use the Arduino IDE or AVR studio or something? Are you using onboard ADC for audio in? Some form of PWM for audio out? Or an external ADC/DAC? I know I'm a bit late on this, but excellent work!!!

Anonymous said...

i'm a guitarist from jakarta and interested with this pedal
how much does his wil cost
thanks
could you give info to my email
faniafabianto0501@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

sorry me email is fanifabianto0501@gmail.com
thnks