Design and construction of arduino-hacked variable gating distortion pedal

Anarghya Ananda Murthy, Nitish Rao, Yatheesha Ranganahalli Beemaiah, Sushanth D. Shandilya, Ranjith Badarmanahalli Siddegowda

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Abstract

This paper describes the distortion effects often used in an electric guitar. Distortion is an added effect in an electric guitar, which compresses the peaks of the sound waves produced by the musical instrument, to produce a large number of added overtones, which here is done by rigging up a circuit in collaboration with the Arduino UNO circuit board. The digital potentiometer controlled by the Arduino (microcontroller) was an improvement and was able to produce satisfactory results, as compared with the analog potentiometer without the Arduino control. The complex circuitry of a three-stage distortion circuit with the analog potentiometer was replaced by a digital potentiometer controlled by a microcontroller, with better results. This variable-gating distortion pedal has an added advantage of being compact, light, and inexpensive.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6965623
Pages (from-to)1409-1417
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Access
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014
Externally publishedYes

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Microcontrollers
Networks (circuits)
Musical instruments
Acoustic waves

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Murthy, A. A., Rao, N., Beemaiah, Y. R., Shandilya, S. D., & Siddegowda, R. B. (2014). Design and construction of arduino-hacked variable gating distortion pedal. IEEE Access, 2, 1409-1417. [6965623]. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2014.2374195
Murthy, Anarghya Ananda ; Rao, Nitish ; Beemaiah, Yatheesha Ranganahalli ; Shandilya, Sushanth D. ; Siddegowda, Ranjith Badarmanahalli. / Design and construction of arduino-hacked variable gating distortion pedal. In: IEEE Access. 2014 ; Vol. 2. pp. 1409-1417.
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Murthy AA, Rao N, Beemaiah YR, Shandilya SD, Siddegowda RB. Design and construction of arduino-hacked variable gating distortion pedal. IEEE Access. 2014 Jan 1;2:1409-1417. 6965623. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2014.2374195