Author Topic: ZVEX Machine Pedal  (Read 2319 times)

distortedskies

ZVEX Machine Pedal
« on: February 14, 2006, 07:49:06 PM »
Hey guys I was wondering if anyone had any insight into how the ZVEX Machine pedal worked. It is a crossover distortion pedal. On the video clip on his website he says it uses a dual frequency tripler. I am interested in designing something similar, The only idea I had was to make a push pull (class AB) output stage with a bias control to create the crossover distortion. I was just wondering how the machine worked as I am always interested to know whats going on inside some of the more unique pedals out there. don't be afraid to get technical, I know a decent amount of electronics and can look up stuff on my own if I don't understand your explanation. any help or ideas would be appreciated.


troubledtom

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2006, 08:07:19 PM »
dude,
   this site is not for zvex guestions , go to the zvex fourm for his stuff brother.......
  i 'll help when i can but not w/ his stuff.
          w/ all due respect,
                     peace,
                           - tom

The Tone God

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 08:07:58 PM »
...can look up stuff on my own if I don't understand your explanation. any help or ideas would be appreciated.

The function is your friend.

Search criteria: "crossover distortion"

http://www.elixant.com/~stompbox/smfforum/index.php?topic=37057.0

Andrew

distortedskies

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006, 01:11:11 AM »
that link was very helpful andrew.  by the way troubled tom why can't you "help" with zvex's stuff? I'm just curious, am I doing something wrong by asking how something works? I don't plan to copy his pedals or anything, I was just interested to know how it worked.  Thanks for your help though guys, I appreciate it.

alteredsounds

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2006, 07:04:44 AM »
I cant c whats wrong with asking a question related to zvex pedals?  Ripping them off is of course wrong but being inspired by them to make your own creation is cool and a compliment to zack?  All the keeley, anologueman mods have been discussed at various times.  It's how the information is used that matters.

Cheers,
Nick,
« Last Edit: February 15, 2006, 07:51:15 AM by alteredsounds »

Paul Perry (Frostwave)

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006, 08:07:57 AM »
Here is wisdom: http://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/cgs52_folder.html

Truly, our streets are paved with gold!

slacker

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006, 08:37:03 AM »
Here is wisdom: http://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/cgs52_folder.html

Truly, our streets are paved with gold!
or check out Mr Escobedo's Tripple fuzz inspired by the simple wave folder

http://www.geocities.com/tpe123/folkurban/fuzz/snippets.html

troubledtom

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2006, 07:46:50 PM »
that link was very helpful andrew.  by the way troubled tom why can't you "help" with zvex's stuff? I'm just curious, am I doing something wrong by asking how something works? I don't plan to copy his pedals or anything, I was just interested to know how it worked.  Thanks for your help though guys, I appreciate it.

hey bro,
    overy the yr's i've seen peolpe get flamed for less concerning zvex. i did not want you to get burnt. really......... best wishes and WELCOME to the party, :icon_wink: :icon_wink: :icon_wink: :icon_twisted: it's cool brother.
          peace to you ,
                   - tom pollock

343 Salty Beans

Re: ZVEX Machine Pedal
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2006, 08:38:48 PM »
Must...follow...crowd....

ZVEX ZVEX ZVEX GRRRR!!!!!!  :icon_evil: