Neutron Star

Neutron Star!

An highly-unique, haunting, crushed and broken reverb!
Based on the OBNE Dark Star.

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[OVERVIEW]
The original Old Blood Noise Endeavors pedal has a very dark and ambient long reverb going into some unusual stuff like pitch shifters and a bit-crusher. This patch emulates modes 1 and 3 of the Dark Star, but in full stereo:

Mode 1 has a stereo GhostVerb module going into 2 pitch shifters, both ranging from 1 oct down to 1 oct up. One is panned left, one panned right.

Mode 2 has 1 pitch shifter after the reverb, then goes into an Aliaser (which is a sort-of sample-rate-reducer). The Aliased sound and the clean Pitch Shifted sound are blended at the output. Output is stereo, but due to CPU limits there’s only 1 Aliaser shared between L+R output.

Mix goes 100% wet, and dry signal passes through in full stereo.
Reverb time goes up to infinite and self-oscillation.
CPU load = around 100%. Built with Firmware V1.0
Patch is inspired by John B. from ZOIA facebook group, and uploaded by request (have fun Brock!) and is now more-or-less finished! It now has smoother controls, and is slewed so changing settings is smoother. No CPU room for much more stuff though, so no EXP added.

PAGE0:
All the controls are here now.

PAGE1:
Input/Output and an Audio Balance to mix in wet signal.
Ghostverb is here too, the heart of this patch.

PAGE2:
2 Pitch Shifters (L and R), 2 Aliasers (L & R) and a bunch of switches to make sure the controls work nicely in both modes. Only the reverb tails get shifted/crushed.

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[CONROLS]
All controls are CV Values (Red) on PAGE0:

TOP LEFT = CTRL1 (Sets pitch shifter in both modes)
TOP RIGHT = CTRL2 (Sets 2nd pitch shifter in mode 1, or rate [in Hz] of sample-reduction in mode 2)
BOTTOM LEFT = MIX (dry/wet, goes fully wet for extraterrestrial ambience)
BOTTOM RIGHT = REVERB (Length of reverb tails + feeback, goes up to self-oscillation)

STOMP LEFT = switches between Mode 1 (dual Pitch Shifter) or Mode 2 (Pitch Shift into Aliaser/Bit Crusher)

[FUTURE / IDEAS]
It’s pretty much done as of now.
Maybe something creative could be done with the stereo field, and EXP would be nice, but it starts clipping if I try to add anything more…

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  • Modified: 3 months ago
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