Author Topic: Hollis Ultra Flanger LFO ticking noise SOLVED!!!  (Read 93 times)

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DimebuGG

Hollis Ultra Flanger LFO ticking noise SOLVED!!!
« on: July 03, 2015, 06:26:13 PM »
I took my old GEO Ultra Flanger board in my bin(it's there since 2010) and decided to mess with it. My main purpose actually is to get rid of that LFO ticking noise which is the main issue of this circuit. After comparing different LFO's with Boss's choruses/flangers, I take a look at Boss CE-3's oscillator and found out they're somehow similar with the Ultra Flanger EXCEPT there's a capacitor and a resistor which the latter doesn't have. And so I add a 10n cap and a 100K pot wired as variable resistor(Cx and Rx), at minimum resistance the ticking is still present. As I turn the pot (around 56k resistance), Voila! the ticking noise is now gone finally. Cased closed but wait...

After hours and hours of messing with the circuit, I came up with the full schematic as shown(although I haven't tried to add an output buffer). You may ask why the inverters are configured like those in MN3007 A/DA's and EHX EM. The difference is subtle from the stock schematic but I preferred it this way since it sounds "balanced or kinda liquidy" to me as compared to the 3 parallel inverters which sounds mid-dy esp at high depth/sweep. Also I ditch the odd/even switch and replaced it with a mixing pot as shown. After all these are just my preference. :icon_wink:
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