Little-Scale shares this tutorial for building your own ring modulation filter for guitar – cheap, but effective!

This circuit is made up of two main functions – a square wave generator and a switching mechanism. By using the square wave generator to control whether an electronic pathway is open or closed (ie. whether electricity is conducted between two points), a signal from a sound source is switched on and off at a constant, periodic rate.

Step-by-step ringmod

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Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!