Most of my parts have leveled out and back to normal. All except for the FV-1 chip which is causing a bunch of issues for pedal builders because it is a very popular DSP in pedal building. The FV-1 has only one manufacuter and only one US distributor. So when thing get bad, there are no options other than waiting. I can find pots from many different sources, I can find enclosures from many sources, but FV-1 from only one source.
just sitting here trying to stay cool, and working on a new PCB design. It’s this sampler/sequencer kind of thing. It's just kind of like a lo-fi thing, -uses greeting card chips and makes horrendous noises.
Sure. I don't have a pedal printer myself. They're like $35,000, and that's not even covering ink, up-keep and maintenance. It’s the kind of thing you’d get a business loan to buy, and then you’d pay that back by taking on printing jobs for other companies. I don't have the time or the space to do that. I love doing everything in house, but there is a certain point at which you cannot both do everything yourself AND meet demand.
“We don’t specify an exact maximum because there are some variables and tolerances within the parts involved. The variablesare tolerances in the delay chip, and as much as 20 percentvariation in the potentiometer/control knob that sets the delay time.That’s why we confidently promise over 500 milliseconds. Unitsthat we clocked here in Columbia ranged from 524 on the low sideto the low 600s, but we’ve heard of some people getting as muchas 815 (whoa) milliseconds from their Kilobyte.”
1.REVERSE: With both DRY and WET signals at their max I began to experiment. Our pedal was already set on REVERSE so that’s where I began. In this setting the “SPECIAL” knob controls vibrato. I must admit that I found happiness with both at zero. With the tap set as wide as I could set it, I found the reverse tape sounds of Starla by Smashing Pumpkins. I’ve never been able to play that until I met this pedal.