The Arcadiator kit

Item number: 1495

Fuzz with octave up/down, pulse width modulation. 8-Bit Sounds.

Category: Parasit Studio kits

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starting from 33,00 €

including 19% VAT., plus shipping

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Shipping time: 3-5 Working days



Description

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 kontakt@musikding.de. 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

Documents:
The Arcadiator docs.


Effect-Type: Fuzz Distortion Octave
Instrument: Guitar Bass

Ratings (12)

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Total entries: 7
5 from 5 1UP!

Klasse Bitmaschine. Speziell durch die Octave-Down Effekte ergibt sich ein authentischer Videospiel-Bass. Etwas fummelig mit den ganzen auf der Platine verlöteten Potis und Switches, aber dafür sehr sauber zu verarbeiten. Einfach nochmal genau die Anleitung lesen und auf den roten Absatz achten.

., 14.10.2015
5 from 5 Great kit

The kit is easy to solder.The pcb mounted pots and switches fit well and reduce the wiring effort a lot. Wouldnt say its an beginner kit, since there is not real information how to wire the audio jacks and footswitch, but no problem for someone who already did a couple of pedals.

., 24.11.2015
5 from 5 great kit

this is a well designed kit with a great sonic palette to play with. lots of fun & very usable.

., 19.07.2017
5 from 5 Great Kit. Great Pedal.

This kit is great and I love the sound of the pedal. The instructions were very clear and intuitive. I did go through a couple of days of troubleshooting and eventually realized my power supply was outputting 13 volts which made the LFO constantly stay on and I got a tad frustrated but, that wasnt any fault of the kit or the design. That was user error. I corrected the supply and it sounds greats. I will definitely consider building more kits from das musikding.

., 18.09.2017
5 from 5 Great

This build was not very difficult, but it took some looking around to figure out how to wire the stompswitch. The drilled enclosure fit perfectly. One small problem was that the dc power jack included in the kit did not fit a standard power connector so i had to buy a different one.

., 26.02.2019
4 from 5 Great pedal

The synth sounds you get with it are really nice, its perfect for exotic leads. It took us 5h to make it, we just made a mistake when drilling the case but it was all fine. The controls are good, the width makes it a nice filter, the oct switch adds a lot. Lfo might require more practice to use it well in a context.
Overall I would recommend it, its my first diy pedal and Im so proud of it!

., 18.04.2019
5 from 5 Super fun noise machine

Great pedal, goes from wild square wave fuzz to batshit disco crazy. Not for everyone but very thrillig for experimentation or working on different textures.

The build was rather easy, the board is well-designed and everything fit perfectly in the pre-drilled enclosure. The parts are all labelled and the kit was complete, CLR included (which was unclear at first). The kit comes with a 3PDT daughter board which makes wiring very easy.

As usual, top quality service from Musikding.

., 28.07.2019
Total entries: 7


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