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Title: Help with building a pedal
Post by: undothis on December 28, 2020, 12:59:52 PM
Hello I need help building a Pedal which involves a custom mic preamp I was wondering if anyone had that skill set it is a bit of a complicated and I would also need a schematic and circuit layout. Surface mount preferred.

I would also pay you.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: iainpunk on December 28, 2020, 06:04:19 PM
you are just in time to be nominated for the ''''most vague post of 2020 award''''

its more economical to just state the needed specs and be pointed in a direction of a pedal that already exists.
i believe more than half of the regulars on this forum have the skill set tho.

cheers, Iain
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: undothis on December 31, 2020, 01:06:28 PM
Haha loves that I was being very vague  :icon_rolleyes:

I want to have a pedal built with 2 MIC pre amps for my vocals, 2 mono inputs for my guitars, 2 stereo outputs. Both stereo outputs can switch between line level and instrument level. Hopefully that is enough info. I would need a PCB layout as well as a prototype.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: Kevin Mitchell on December 31, 2020, 01:23:14 PM
That's a lot to ask of anyone to do for you. You should invest in an audio interface/mixer.
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: Fancy Lime on December 31, 2020, 02:12:13 PM
+1 to what Kevin said. Why does this need to be in pedal format? There should be many small mixers out there that do exactly what you want. Even the really really cheap ones are astonishingly good these days. If it has to be a pedal, you can just transplant the guts of a cheap Behringer mixer (or whatever meets your needs) into a pedal housing. If you want to make it yourself, just trace the mixer of your choice and start modding from there. That would give you the schematic and a prototype, problem solved. If you want someone here to take enough of an active interest to walk you through a design process, you will have to divulge a lot more information. Right now it's a bit like you are going to a restaurant and when the waiter wants to take your order you say you want food, delivered on a plate, in exchange for money. Not nearly enough information. Also, this here is, for the most part, more teatime at aunt Ida's, where a bunch of old ladies exchange recipes, than a restaurant.

Not sure that helps but hope so anyway,
Andy
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: composition4 on December 31, 2020, 10:37:32 PM
Hello I need help building a Pedal which involves a custom mic preamp I was wondering if anyone had that skill set it is a bit of a complicated and I would also need a schematic and circuit layout. Surface mount preferred.

I would also pay you.

Thank you!

Yes
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: 11-90-an on December 31, 2020, 11:28:14 PM
...teatime at aunt Ida's...

Uncle Aronís...

 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: Ripthorn on December 31, 2020, 11:51:37 PM
If you want someone to do this, it's likely to be very expensive. The R & D on something like this is much like what a company would do, but without a large number of units to absorb the cost. A bespoke pedal like this could easily cost several hundred dollars or more. Think of it like commissioning a statue of yourself. You may really want it, but you're likely the only one, so the market is limited and the labor cost will be huge.
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: amz-fx on December 31, 2020, 11:58:59 PM
Behringer Xenyx 802 4-channel Analog Mixer:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/802--behringer-xenyx-802-mixer

$89.00 and not much bigger than a pedal at 7.4 x 8.7 inches.

regards, Jack
Title: Re: Help with building a pedal
Post by: Fancy Lime on January 01, 2021, 01:40:50 AM
...teatime at aunt Ida's...

Uncle Aron’s...

 :icon_mrgreen:

You're right of course, Nathan. Is www.teatimeatunclearons.com registered?