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BluffChill

Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:12:47 PM »
Hello all! I've been devising a new circuit called the 'Hyper Light' - it's a ring modulated delay pedal. Your dry tone is clean, but the repeats are sent into a ring modulator and come back as ROBOTS.
I've had some boards made up in a prototype run and I'm looking to see what people think. Might get a run of them done, if interest is high. This is probably one for the experimental types who like glitchy weird effects like parasit studio's stuff, or Alexander, etc.



I've got a full blog post about the project here:

https://bluffchilldevices.blogspot.co.uk/

And some demos:

https://soundcloud.com/user-816290032/hyperlight-4

https://soundcloud.com/user-816290032/hyperlight-2

Enjoy, and let me know if you're interested in schematics, layouts etc.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 02:15:07 PM by BluffChill »

diffeq

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 02:57:43 PM »
The first demo is cool. Glitchy part sounds like a layer of it's own. Definitely interested in a schematic. I see LM567 there, that's ring-modding part. I wonder what else you can do with ring mod, octave up/down with frequency divider?

patrick398

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 04:04:06 PM »
Sounds great, i'd be interested in a board if you're selling. Definitely one for the Broadcast fans.
Would be cool if the ring mod delay swept up and down. (that seems to be all i bang on about on this forum, making things sweep up and down, apologies)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 04:05:53 PM by patrick398 »
'It's the musician's law. Colonel Gaddafi could not lay down a bass hook, Mark. That should be clear even to you.'

BluffChill

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 05:22:40 PM »
I love Broadcast! Good shout. I'd also love for it to sweep up and down, and I always try and make things do that too. I have a go-to LFO which I use for it, I'll see if I can cook something up for Hyper Light v2...

thehallofshields

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 05:30:42 PM »
Cool idea. Needs a control called 'Drift'  ;D



Is the carrier pretty high-frequency in your clips? It sounds more like an Aliaser than a Ring-Mod.

patrick398

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 06:21:23 PM »
I love Broadcast! Good shout. I'd also love for it to sweep up and down, and I always try and make things do that too. I have a go-to LFO which I use for it, I'll see if I can cook something up for Hyper Light v2...

A man of fine taste!
What lfo would that be? I've been noodling around with the psycho lfo recently which i believe is based on the psuedo random lfo at geofx. Planning on hooking it up to a phaser but reckon it could work wonders with something like this



'It's the musician's law. Colonel Gaddafi could not lay down a bass hook, Mark. That should be clear even to you.'

BetterOffShred

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 06:56:30 PM »
Enjoy, and let me know if you're interested in schematics, layouts etc.
Yes please.  All of that. :)  great work!

BluffChill

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 07:15:29 AM »
Cool idea. Needs a control called 'Drift'  ;D



Is the carrier pretty high-frequency in your clips? It sounds more like an Aliaser than a Ring-Mod.

Yes it's quite high in these clips, but the 20k pot gives it quite a range. Only problem is it becomes quite audible when it's lower.

I love Broadcast! Good shout. I'd also love for it to sweep up and down, and I always try and make things do that too. I have a go-to LFO which I use for it, I'll see if I can cook something up for Hyper Light v2...

A man of fine taste!
What lfo would that be? I've been noodling around with the psycho lfo recently which i believe is based on the psuedo random lfo at geofx. Planning on hooking it up to a phaser but reckon it could work wonders with something like this





I breadboarded the Psycho LFO the other week - pretty good fun. Would work nicely with this! Maybe in version 2...

thehallofshields

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 12:10:59 PM »
Is the carrier pretty high-frequency in your clips? It sounds more like an Aliaser than a Ring-Mod.
Yes it's quite high in these clips, but the 20k pot gives it quite a range. Only problem is it becomes quite audible when it's lower.
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So you need a Gate for the Oscillator to counter-act bleed-through?

BluffChill

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 02:38:28 PM »
Sort of - it uses the trick from the Thing Modulator where you hook it up to 9v via a 100k resistor and a big capacitor to ground, which silences it quite nicely when you're not playing.

cloudscapes

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 12:03:30 AM »
Cool idea. Needs a control called 'Drift'  ;D



Is the carrier pretty high-frequency in your clips? It sounds more like an Aliaser than a Ring-Mod.

I was listening to the HLD soundtrack as I opened this thread, I'm not even kidding.
(though I have been listening to it a lot recently)

matmosphere

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 01:30:36 AM »
Id absolutely pick up a board if some become available. Very cool idea and clever to keep the dry signal, ring mods tend to oversaturate and the melody can get lost easily. Tiny part count to boot.

~arph

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 07:54:00 AM »
Cool circuit! not really a ring mod, but it sounds awesome!
I'd pick up a board too.

~arph

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 08:03:22 AM »
Cross thread pollinating here.. How would modulating the delayed signal with the dry signal sound?

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=82127.0

 :o

duck_arse

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 09:06:54 AM »
the "services" of soundcloud are denied to me, unavailable at the moment, wants cookies, I don't know - it wants something I can't give it. is there another way I might cop a listen?
"Here they call me Macgyver I can do everything with nothing" - GiovannyS10

"dags, etc" - Slowpoke101

sorry, I must have pushed the wrong button.

BluffChill

Re: Hyper Light - the ring modulated delay pedal
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 02:39:09 PM »
Cool idea. Needs a control called 'Drift'  ;D



Is the carrier pretty high-frequency in your clips? It sounds more like an Aliaser than a Ring-Mod.

I was listening to the HLD soundtrack as I opened this thread, I'm not even kidding.
(though I have been listening to it a lot recently)

Awesome soundtrack! And obviously my inspiration for this.

OK so there's some interest in this circuit! I am pleased. The boards I had printed wouldn't fit a 1590B, so I have just submitted another prototype to OSHPark - should be here within 2 weeks or so. If all is well I'll get a run made. I'm in the UK but happy to ship overseas to anyone who wants one.
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