Category Archives: Software

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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Simple guitar tuner using Pd

A reader recently asked me if I could post a guitar tuner patch. Here it is! It is based on the [sigmund~] object that comes with Pd vanilla. It does pitch tracking, which means that it analyses the frequency of … 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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