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Exciting new technology

Posted by on 01 Apr 2014 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

There is a new technology going on in the forums. By feeding the right type of audio signals through resistors and capacitors, you can change their properties. Right now we have only tested 2 types of signals but the results are really promising.

1: Analog sine wave through resistors and capacitors. Results in less intermodulation and a smoother tone overall - VERY analog! 

2: The second type of signal is very old – it’s called Frequency-Shift Keying. We have found that by sending this information through the resistors and capacitors, you get more of a digital type of sound. More edgy, yet still clear – kind of like a slightly harsher digital to analog converter.

Right now, of course, this tech is in early development but the results are extremely promising. By using sockets you can remove the critical components and then solder them into your pedals. Since the components have now been “seasoned” you can use them in your pedals to get the desired tone.

Of course there are other signals we could inject but we want to keep this scientific and the results will be published shortly.

unrealBook 1.94 is available.

Posted by on 18 Dec 2013 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

unrealBook 1.94 is available with iRig Blueboard support. This cool 4 button wireless pedal will allow you to turn pages, start/stop your music, bring up searching functions wirelessly. There are 2 modes – program mode and control mode. In program mode – the buttons are preset in function for unrealBook. In control mode, the buttons can be completely programmed for function! Just set each button to one of the following controller numbers:

Controller number – function

0 – Find popup
1 – Pause/Continue music player
2 – Prev Page
3 – Next Page
4 – Set List song popup
5 – Goto menu
6 – Do menu
7 – Quick Panel

Click on the Blueboard pedal to check it out!

unrealBook for mobile (iPhone) is available

Posted by on 03 Oct 2013 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Yep, check out your PDF music charts on your iPhone. Also reads unrealBook drawings, set lists, bookmarks and indexes. Remote control an iPad via networking and grab files from Dropbox.com.

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Pick up your copy in the App Store!

Light Plates for your 1590B and 1590BB boxes!

Posted by on 07 Sep 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

These light plates fit in between the bottom plate and the box. They provide a way to light up the edges of your pedals and make a cool lighting effect!!!!! So instead of a single LED lighting up, you see the entire border of the bottom of the box lighting up!!!!! It’s very cool. All you need to do is drill the holes on the plate and mount an LED.

PURCHASE IN THE STORE!

Reference this thread for what it does.

Germanium Transistors – small stash for sale

Posted by on 14 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Yes, 2N527, OC140/CV7112- Germanium transistors in the STORE. VERY LIMITED, grab them now if you want these hard to find germanium transistors known for their tone.

Also have some BC108b NPN transistors available as well.

Purchase parts for your stompboxes at the DIYstompboxes.com Store

Posted by on 31 May 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

You can purchase parts for your stompboxes at the DIYstompboxes.com store. See the store link.

NextSong – a Bluetooth Footswitch controlled player

Posted by on 02 Feb 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

NextSong is available in the iTunes store. It’s a Bluetooth Footswitch controlled player that allows you to create set lists of music and start/stop them from the Airturn BT-105 foot switch controller.

Have fun!

NextSong Info

Get unrealBook free if you purchase an Airturn BT-105

Posted by on 31 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Purchase an Airturn BT-105 through this link and get unrealBook for free.

See this link for more information…

unrealBook for iPad (Sheet Music Reader)

Posted by on 03 May 2010 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

For the guys that use sheet music onstage, check out my iPad app! Over the years I have created my charts in Sibelius and saved them as PDF. I’ve always wanted a device that I could carry with me to replace the multiple binders that I use for all of my gigs. I would have one binder per band and sometimes they would be rather large (3″ binders).

When the iPad came out, I knew that I wanted to write an app that would help me recall my charts onstage and allow me to create set lists.

Here is unrealBook. It allows you can easily find and load your PDF files and does a few things more. Since I have been using unrealBook, I have left my binders in a pile unused. I’m using unrealBook on my gigs and it’s great!!!!!!

Check out unrealBook!

Things I have learned this year

Posted by on 01 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

I decided to post a few things that I have learned this year.

All wire is definitely directional. What I did was rewire my amp again, but not with expensive teflon wire or solid silver etc… All I did was reverse the direction! The clarity was amazing. All this time that’s all it was. It took me a while to get the power amp section correct, I reversed the plate lead wires and this made a huge difference.

In addition, I realized that carbon comp resistors sounded twice as good if you use half the resistor value and double them up in series. GREAT SOUND! I can only imagine what it would sound like if you used 3 or 4 in series.

For pedals, it will usually sound better if you use thicker wire. It’s really hard to use the thickest wire possible, but the sound is amazing. Now you wish you never threw away that Weller Soldering GUN!

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