Category Archives: Simple effects

Making a looper with Pure Data

I’ve been trying to make a simple looper with Pd for quite a while but I couldn’t find anything interesting on the web. It turns out that it is actually pretty simple to make one with Pure Data. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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TheHexxciter (detuning reverb, better!)

After months of struggling I finally managed to make a patch that mimics the effect that can be heard on Pavement’s The Hexx (from Terror Twilight). In a convincing way this time (see my previous post and laugh). This is … Continue reading

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Detuning Delay

In a failed attempt to create an effect that would mimic the weird reverb in Pavement’s The Hexx, I made this effect, which I think sounds pretty cool and is worth sharing. It is some kind of echo that constantly … Continue reading

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Reversed tape / Violin effect for guitar with Pure Data

I’ve made a very simple patch to make my guitar sound like a violin, without having to keep a hand on the volume pot. It turned out that it can also make a nice “reversed tape” sound, a little bit … Continue reading

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Polyphonic synth using phase vocoder in Pure Data

A reader has been asking me to put this patch online for a while now, so here it is : some kind of polyphonic synthesizer for electric guitar! It doesn’t require any midi pickup or any particular hardware, except a … Continue reading

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Guitar effects chain with Pure Data

I’ve been asked recently to make patch that would let the user edit the effects chain in Pd. It’s like a patch bay for guitar effects. This is currently limited to 4 effects, but it’s working quite well and it’s … Continue reading

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Spectral Delay effect for guitar with Pure Data

In this post I’ll show you how to unleash the power of DSP (digital signal processing) to make your guitar sound like never before. The spectral delay is one of my very favorite effects, and I doubt that it can … Continue reading

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Ring modulator Effect using Pure Data

This is a ring modulator effect for guitar (or any instrument. Try it with a voice!), loosely inspired by the Moog Ring Modulator pedal. It can be controlled by a square wave or sine LFO, much like the Moog pedal, … Continue reading

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Reverb Effect in Pure Data

It is very simple to get a nice reverb effect for guitar using Pure Data. Pd-extended comes with a very sweet external called [freeverb~]. You can get a wide range of reverb types by adjusting the room size, the level … Continue reading

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Step-vibrato effect for guitar with Pure Data

Here’s a wonderful effect that can be used with a guitar (listen to the sample at the bottom) or just any instrument. I don’t think it can be done with any existing stompbox, analog or digital (please correct me if … Continue reading

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