Author Topic: Another application for diode compression?  (Read 9634 times)

Jeremy

Another application for diode compression?
« on: January 25, 2006, 09:04:05 PM »
Hey.  I'm new here, so I'm sorry if the image doesn't work, or if it's otherwise posted badly. 

Looking at the Vulcan circuits, I wondered, can this small part of the circuit be used on its own to asymetrically distort a signal, adding in a touch of even harmonics? 



I was thinking of putting an amplifier in front of it and a buffer after it.  Maybe using more than one diode in series.

I guess what I'm asking is, would it work?  Would the amount of distortion I'd get even be audible, if I chose my diodes and resistor values right?

Joe

Re: Another application for diode compression?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 08:12:13 AM »
It really works in conjunction with a transistor to prevent saturation (which causes the nasty "transistor sound".) Alone, it's basically a diode limiter.





Steben

Re: Another application for diode compression?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 03:04:17 AM »
Actually: build the vulcan itself, because it does what you want this three components to do, really.  ;)
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jishnudg

Re: Another application for diode compression?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 02:59:16 AM »
If I patch this into the front end of an LPB, what values would I need for the resistors, and which diode?