The Arcadiator 3 is an insane 8-bit sounding fuzz. It does octave down (one or two octaves), alternating octaves, octave up and pulse width modulation.
The pulse width modulation signal blended with the octave down gives it a retro game'ish sound that brings backs memories of the 8-bit era of videogaming. With all switches down it can also do ear-ripping octave up fuzz.
This circuit works best with high output pickups. It is a gated circuit by nature of the CMOS logic. If you are using single coils and need more sustain, try a boost or compressor in front. To improve tracking of the octave down, use your neck pickup with the tone rolled off.
Product photo is showing the version 2.5 enclosure, version3 now needs only 3 toggle switches. New picture will come soon!
This kit is a creation by Parasitstudio.se in cooperation with Musikding.de. If you have any problem with the content of the kits like mising or wrong parts, please contact Musikding (Klaus) at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any technical problem relating to building this project, please contact Fredrik at www.parasitstudio.se.
Here´s the parts list: Parts List (BOM)
This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal. Not included in the kit, but also good to have:
- Aluminium enclosure: select one from top
- 9V DC power supply
- 4 nice knobs for the potentiometer, up to 20mm diameter and for 6.35mm shafts
- Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling
The Arcadiator docs.