Author Topic: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth  (Read 233 times)

Freppo

New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:25:07 AM »
Hi folks,

I'm releasing a new DIY project today - The Multiwave Guitar Synth



I've been playing around with the idea of creating other waveshapes then square waves for different sound possibilites. Saw and triangle is alot more challenging to produce out of a guitar signal, at least when doing it in an analog fashion.

The Multiwave is the result of alot of developing time. This is actually my third working design. The first one wasn't tracking that good and the second design needed an expensive chip (but actually had a perfect waveshape). So I finally settled with this version, which doesn't perform the best, but only uses common parts so anyone can build it without spending too much.

I hope you like it. :)

More info, PCB, schematics/bom ect. avaliable at:
www.parasitstudio.se

cheers / Fredrik
Check out my building blog at www.parasitstudio.se

Mark Hammer

Re: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 11:53:14 AM »
Interesting, but desperately needs a trigger or gate out.  Not even the very best VCOs can remain musically interesting for very long if they don't have some sort of envelope shaping or filtering.  You have a scoop of very nice ice cream here, but it needs chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry.

Esppse

Re: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 12:22:19 PM »
OH HO HO HO HO HO..... I've only been looking for a circuit like this for a decade. Ahhhhhhh so awesome!!!!! Thanks so much for the great work! And yes, an envelope controllable 4P filter attached to this would be insane.

pinkjimiphoton

  • Poster2
  • **
  • Posts: 6380
  • Total likes: 545
  • High priest, Cult of Germanium, and Dudeist Monk
    • odds are i'm probably banned  here...
Re: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 01:23:51 PM »
freppo, i freakin love it man!!! wow, what a cool sounding gizmo.... i can see it being great with other effects. very sweet.

are you selling boards? or strictly a diy project at this point?

i must admit, i didn't hit the site yet.

i bet this would CRUSH with a bass!!
digi2t:
"Fuzz, distortion, and wah, are plenty abound. Mutron Flanger, not so much.  8)"
#FuzzyGoodness

pinkjimiphoton

  • Poster2
  • **
  • Posts: 6380
  • Total likes: 545
  • High priest, Cult of Germanium, and Dudeist Monk
    • odds are i'm probably banned  here...
Re: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 01:28:27 PM »
man, i am all over that vero like a fat kid with ice cream.

other projects came to a crashing halt! ;)

btw, the sentient machine was a huge hit at the last guitar show i did, someone took it home with them. so i guess i better build one of them, too ;)

digi2t:
"Fuzz, distortion, and wah, are plenty abound. Mutron Flanger, not so much.  8)"
#FuzzyGoodness

Kevin Mitchell

Re: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 01:46:52 PM »
Woah great presentation! Very impressive.

I've got a 10 knob guitar synth project on the way myself  ;)

rankot

Re: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 03:50:51 PM »
This really sounds awesome!
Ampegulator, Bassballs, Bazz Fuss, Bearhug Compressor, Bronx Cheer, Clean Sweep, Demeter Compulator, Electra Distortion, Engineer's Thumb, Hybrid Fuzz, Orange Squeezer, ProCo Rat, Ross Compressor, Valvecaster, 6J6, SFT 2, Ugly Face, more to come...

Freppo

Re: New DIY project released! The Multiwave Guitar Synth
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 04:30:47 AM »
Thanks everyone for all the positive comments.  :)
I'm glad you like it! I've spent a ton of work on it.

Musikding will offer complete DIY kits soon for anyone interested.
Check out my building blog at www.parasitstudio.se