#1
Hello again,

Im not normally a fan of modelling pedals, but i think the line 6 pod is a good idea because you can get certain sounds than you normally couldnt get without an expensive loud tube amp.

What i wanna know is could you build something similar to the line 6 pod, i.e. have a circuit with a chip you could load a patch onto but have it so you could have only one patch?

I dont need a line 6 pod because i dont want to spend £100 on such a thing when really i only need the one effect, so would such a thing be doable?
#2
Quote by Down&Out
Hello again,

Im not normally a fan of modelling pedals, but i think the line 6 pod is a good idea because you can get certain sounds than you normally couldnt get without an expensive loud tube amp.

What i wanna know is could you build something similar to the line 6 pod, i.e. have a circuit with a chip you could load a patch onto but have it so you could have only one patch?

I dont need a line 6 pod because i dont want to spend £100 on such a thing when really i only need the one effect, so would such a thing be doable?

If you jsut want one particular amp sound, look into Tech 21's character series.
http://www.tech21nyc.com/products/sansamp/characterseries.html
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#3
If you need one effect, just buy it. It would cost you way more to make your own, even if you knew what you were doing.
#4
That would be very difficult to make. Got a degree in electronics? You'll need it.
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#6
It wouldn't be cost effective even if you did know how to do it. The reason that they're able to keep the prices so low is they are mass produced PCB's on an assembly line.
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#8
Unless you happen to have a semiconductor fab in your basement, no.
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#9
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Unless you happen to have a semiconductor fab in your basement, no.
That's not entirely necessary.
I'm sure there are IC/DSP kits out there you could use.
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#10
Quote by Jhachey22
If you jsut want one particular amp sound, look into Tech 21's character series.
http://www.tech21nyc.com/products/sansamp/characterseries.html

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It's only like $150. Dude just buy it

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#13
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That's not entirely necessary.
I'm sure there are IC/DSP kits out there you could use.

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#14
Quote by Down&Out
Hello again,

Im not normally a fan of modelling pedals, but i think the line 6 pod is a good idea because you can get certain sounds than you normally couldnt get without an expensive loud tube amp.

What i wanna know is could you build something similar to the line 6 pod, i.e. have a circuit with a chip you could load a patch onto but have it so you could have only one patch?

I dont need a line 6 pod because i dont want to spend £100 on such a thing when really i only need the one effect, so would such a thing be doable?


well, modeling technology is usually based on some DSP chip. to make the pedal you'd need the chip and the parts to interact with it (power supply, knobs, switches, etc) and the housing and jacks as well. unfortunately this turns out to be a alot of money. then you have to learn to code in the language of the DSP chip and you need a developers kit to do it with. more time and money.

fortunately, Line 6 already has DSP designed pedals, ready to go. write your code, plug in the usb and you're ready. develope all you want. ~150 usd, and then you can buy modules for ~20 usd.

can't really get cheaper than that. unfortunately, i bought one, have a CS degree and found the process cryptic at best. you can write in C or in assembly (assembly language is the way to go cuz code is more efficient) but the code is far from self evident (i have taught myself a number of languages too).
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