Initial schematic: complete!

A project log for Total Harmonic Destruction: Distortion FX

A versatile LOFI audio distortion effect targeted at line level audio signals.

Ben HolmesBen Holmes 08/31/2015 at 15:160 Comments

The initial schematic is finished and hosted as an LTSPICE IV file on github. The schematic is currently quite a typical distortion effect and so will require further adaptation in future iterations, but the aim of this iteration is to get a range of operation that sounds musically pleasing. This will require a secondary breadboarding stage to the work done with SPICE.

The current layout is:

The blend control idea comes from Jack Orman @ where there are a large number of takes on using diodes for saturation. Definitely worth a read!