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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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Tips : Effect tamplate with A/B and On/Off switches

This little post aims at providing you with tips for writing effect patches for your guitar that are glitch-free (using an A/B switch) and that can be turned off when not in use. You can download the template at the … 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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Wha-wha (auto) with Pure Data

Pure Data comes with a set of filters useful in many different contexts. One of these filters is the [vcf~], a voltage-controlled band-pass filter. Its center frequency can be set by an audio signal, which means that it can be … Continue reading

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Vibrato with Pure Data

It is very easy to create a vibrato effect for use with a guitar (or any instrument) in Pd. The basic principle is the same as the one I used for the phaser/chorus example. If you feed the signal into … Continue reading

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Tremolo effect with Pure Data

In this post i’ll show you how to create a patch that works like a tremolo pedal for guitar. The basic principle is quite simple. You get the sound from your guitar through the soundcard and the [adc~] object, and … Continue reading

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Phaser/Chorus effect with Pure Data

It is pretty easy to build a simple phaser/chorus effect for the guitar with Pure Data. I encourage you to learn a little bit about the basic principle of this type of effect before experimenting from the patch. To make … Continue reading

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Simple Fuzz effect with Pure Data

This is a simple how-to to create a basic fuzz/distortion effect for the guitar with Pure Data. Even though a nice fuzz tone is difficult to get digitally, the simple patch below is very easy to replicate and should nonetheless … Continue reading

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Gamepad-based pedal ([hid])

As I explained in an earlier post about the concept behind the footcontroller, Hans Christoph Steiner wrote an external for Pure Data which can read data from a lot of USB devices, and more specifically from USB gamepads and joysticks.This … Continue reading

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