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« on: December 20, 2010, 10:44:03 AM »
Anybody know about this kit? Any info would be appreciated? Can it be used for effects?



« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 11:06:22 AM »
The ATMega168 is an 8-bit micro with 1K of SRAM, so you might be able to create a very lo-fi/short delay line. I don't think it would stand a chance of out-performing a PT2399, though! :)
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 11:18:55 AM »
I meant more in the way of learning micro controllers.
I know nothing about this world and what it can do for me and effects.
But I'm very interested in learning.


« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 01:09:20 PM »
There is another well documented MCU platform called Arduino. It has the same chip and has a very large community. Everything is open source. If you are an absolute beginner then the NerdKit might be a better solution.

These controllers are not designed for sound processing, meaning that they sample the sound, process it digitally and play it back. DSPs should be used for that.

But as a channel/stompbox switch box with relays, having lots of presets and controlling digital potentiometers they are ideal.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 01:20:22 PM »
These types of microcontrollers are better suited to control analog components. Like generating really elaborate LFOs and envelopes, integrating presets, bitcrushing and samplerate reduction effects, MIDI controll and even lofi delays and loopers. Emphasis o n the lofi, though. ;)

I've started using these a year and a half ago and I'm still finding uses for them.
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