Pitch control for cassette players

Figured I might as well post this stripboard layout that I did for the cassette player speed mod. It is based on a drawing from the old Casper Electronics website. Only requires a small piece of stripboard (4×6 ) and 5 components. There are other ways to affect the speed of a tape player motor … Read more

PT2399 Noise Ensemble delay

The Noise Ensemble is an extremely noisy delay that can easily be pushed over the edge into self-oscillation. Based around the PT2399 IC; it has a built-in VCO, 2 op-amps, and 2 low pass filters crammed into a 16 pin dip case! It can get very loud! Check out the datasheet. I have built more … Read more

Circuit Bend a Toysmith Megaphone Voice Changer

Here is a handy diagram for circuit bending a Toysmith Megaphone Voice Changer. There are a couple more mods you can do to this bad boy but the ones pictured are the key to getting sound in and out via jacks, as well as pitch and feedback loop. These are really versatile in the studio … Read more

8 Monotron Delays and 8 Sequencers in one box

FROM 2012 : This is a project I started a few months back for a friend who is looking to sequence 8 Korg Monotrons for live performance… once the Monotron Delays get delivered I will most likely follow the great advice, directions, and tips at Steve Woodward’s site, he has compiled most of what is … Read more

The Revenger!

I made this out of stuff from my junk box/pile. The main circuit is from a Radio Shack desktop toy called “The Revenger”, complete with Laser, Machine Gun, & Bomb sound effects. I may have to record another video using the Dub Box Delay so you can hear the true LoFi reggae glory. Simple pitch … Read more

Finished another couple of Power Starve Pedals

power starve pedal

 I like to call them power sag pedals but from what I have been hearing and now reading the correct term is Power Starve or Voltage Starve.. Dying Battery Simulator is still acceptable. Anywho.. 2 more have been built and shipped off to Hollywood where they will no doubt become the star of the pedalboard … Read more