Open Source Stomp Box Effects Pedal For Geeky Guitarists – Coyote-1
Now here’s a thing.
To get your own custom effects pedal can be a little on the expensive side – so why not do a Brian May and build your own?
The OpenStomp Coyote-1, whilstÂ still in the prototype phase,Â seems a prettyÂ well thought-out open source guitar effects module.
ItÂ hasÂ a Parallax Propeller 8-core processor running at 80MHz that can even generate basic video.Â
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.
Combined with aÂ 44kHz 24-bit sampler, two foot switches, and a two-line LCD screen for feedback it’s like a mini diy POD or similar.
The main brain behind it, Eric moyer, says he wants the pedal to serve as an “audio sandbox” with totally open-source software and fully documented hardware.
Although some feedback is anti the Windows requirement I’m going to keep an eye on how this goes forward for the future.