Author Topic: ZVEX Pedals  (Read 1604 times)

jbm222

ZVEX Pedals
« on: December 19, 2005, 02:25:54 PM »
Does anybody know how a ZVEX machine works?  I sounds pretty interesting, but not like something I would use often enough to spend that much money for one.  So does anybody know how it works and/or where i can find a DIY pedal that does the same thing?

Also, does anyone know what he uses for the timing generator and switching mechanism he uses for the Seek-Trem & Seek-wah?  It seems like the would work by having a single filter with probably a few CD4066 to switch the pots in and out, then another timing chip that generates sequential control signals to switch the switches.  But what does he use for a variable rate low frequency timing generator?

smashinator

Re: ZVEX Pedals
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 03:00:15 PM »
 It seems to me that the Machine generates crossover distortion, with some filtering(?).  So basically, make a small class AB amplifier, then break it.   ;D  ***EDIT**** I meant Class B amplifier.  ***end edit***

There's a project (on GEOFEX?) that is a sequential stepper you could use to do something like a seek-whatever.  I can't remember what it's called.
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Lurco

Re: ZVEX Pedals
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2005, 03:09:35 PM »
just sneeked in to ask, after knowing Z is sitting on a plane, not being able to monitor?
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Paul Marossy

Re: ZVEX Pedals
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2005, 03:50:09 PM »
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It seems to me that the Machine generates crossover distortion, with some filtering(?)

I believe that Zachary mentions the use of crossover distortion in the demo video. I am quite intrigued with that particular offering of Z. Vex Effects.

The Tone God

Re: ZVEX Pedals
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2005, 04:20:32 PM »
As always the function is your friend.

For your first inquiry search for things like "crossover". Here's one little tidbit I found which may be interesting:

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=37057.0

As for Seek/Ooh-like devices look up "The Vanishing Point".

Andrew
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