Date

6-2013

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Vladimir Prodanov

Abstract

This circuit aims to distort an audio signal input in a novel and aesthetically pleasing manner. When it comes to the timbre of a note, even harmonics generally sound better than odd harmonics. Most forms of audio signal distortion (usually for electric guitar) primarily add odd harmonics to a signal, as this is easily accomplished by clipping the waveform. This project instead utilizes a signal multiplier in a feedback loop, with one multiplier input coming from the circuit’s input, and the other from the multiplier’s own output. This process creates even harmonics. A delay line is placed in the loop, adding complexity to the sound. The circuit as a whole consists entirely of analog solid-state electronics.

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