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Another interesting sound project which made its public debut at Handmade Music Austin – the SimSam sample rate cruncher designed by Dann Green of 4ms Pedals.

Unveiled at the beginner’s class at Handmade Music Austin #4 (Jan 2010), the SimSam is a “sample-rate cruncher” that’s glitchy as all get-out, but only costs about $8 in parts (including pcb and battery snap). It’s an effect with an input and output jack; and it’s a noise-maker since a jumper shorts the output back into the input when nothing is plugged into the input jack. We built 28 SimSam’s in a couple hours at the workshop… heh heh.. thats a lot of messed up sounds…

Schematic, layout and code available @ 4ms Projects.

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!


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