Music Technology
Programmable guitar effects pedal

Coyote-1

Imagine using a stompbox that can be programmed with your own custom effect via open source software. The Coyote-1 aims to be just that –

The OpenStompTM Coyote-1 is an open source audio effects processor built for guitar players. With the Coyote-1 users can develop custom audio effects in software (like distortion, echo, chorus etc.), mix multiple effects to build “patches”, and exchange those effects and patches with the OpenStompTM community.

A companion Windows application (OpenStompTM Workbench) allows Users to combine effects into patches graphically, and to move patches and effects between the Coyote-1 device and their PC’s disk.

The Coyote-1 O/S is open source so users can tweak it to behave any way they like, and the hardware is fully documented so that developers can take control of the whole pedal, dedicating all available system resources toward the implementation of unique custom solutions.

Fully documented Parallax Propeller based hardware – still in development at this point but this could prove to be very awesome – OpenStomp Coyote-1 [Thanks Dan!]

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24 thoughts on “Programmable guitar effects pedal

  1. Why tie it to windows and a MC that is win-only for it’s IDE?

    Ok, ok, I guess I’m being a purist or something.

    Neat idea, just wish it didn’t need windows to play with it.

    -RG

  2. I’m guessing propeller seemed the most likely candidate due to ease of programming/tech specs, etc.

    I’ve been experiementing a bit, and do think arduino has at least something fun to offer in the DSP department as well.

    still this device shows much potential – glad someone’s making it.

  3. Why can’t they just use the Pure Date (PD) or Max/MSP architectures so that it really IS open source. You’d get a lot more flexibility for lower setup work plus an established user base. Baffles me why people haven’t done this yet.

  4. Did you read these parts?

    Command-line only, no GUI
    Requires Python 2.4 and pyserial
    Tested on Linux and Windows (I know, the latter doesn’t make sense; I have tested it anyway). I’d be happy to make it work on OSX, too, but I don’t have a Mac to test.

    So basically there is no GUI to the Mac version. If there was one. They’ve never gotten it to work on the Mac.

    I did a search before I posted the last time. I wouldn’t call that above support.

  5. This is amazing technology. To make custom sound according to your liking is great. And then, being able to share with a musical community is even better!! 

  6. This is amazing technology. To make custom sound according to your liking is great. And then, being able to share with a musical community is even better!! 

  7. This is amazing technology. To make custom sound according to your liking is great. And then, being able to share with a musical community is even better!! 

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