Posts Tagged ‘barefoot’

I dug out the Barefoot EXP LDR expression pedal I built sometime ago now from underneath the stairs to test some features on the Nova System. My Zoom FP02 has a 250k log pot inside it, which just doesn’t sit well with the Nova. Due to the Nova being able to be calibrated to the expression pedal the Barefoot suddenly becomes very useable even in below average light conditions. Here’s a demo of the Novas whammy, set to 2 octaves up.

And before you ask, the dog is called Bruce, he is a 9 month old boxer, and he appears to like guitar FX!

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Barefoot EXP Video

Posted: January 6, 2012 in Barefoot, FX
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Here’s a video of the Barefoot EXP controlling a WMD Geiger Counters CV input

Barefoot (LDR Volume Pedal) Video

Posted: January 4, 2012 in Barefoot, FX
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Here’s a brief demo of the Barefoot LDR volume pedal. Kill mode doesn’t come across in the video as well as Revive mode does, but hey

Barefoot and Barefoot EXP Finished!

Posted: December 24, 2011 in Barefoot, FX
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Here’s some pics of both Barefoot pedals, up and running! The LED on the big one is red, and looks like the laser pin point (I drew a laser coming out of the telescopic sight on Kaede’s gun…) videos after xmas.

For some reason on both pedals in the photo the overlay around the eye hole looks shocking, but it really looks OK in reality. In hindsight I would get a bigger hole punch if I was going to ever produce more of these though. On the EXP version (above) I slightly countersunk the hole which is what makes it look so haggared around te edges.

As well as the standard barefoot volume control pedal I have the Barefoot Expression Version in the pipeline. This is in a really small 50mm x 50mm enclosure, and will feature an output, as well as the LDR sensor and the kill/revive toggle. It basically connects to any pedal that can take an expression pedal and works as an expression pedal. Imagine this controlling a WMD Geiger Counter, changing the sample rate in time with the strobe lights! Brutal!

Barefoot is a range that I’m probably not going to produce for sale, they are more just a mess around for me. The normal volume version is just to temperamental for sale, and the expression version is not entirely perfect as the full range of whatever parameter is controlling will be unobtainable in most circumstances as without having really strong lighting on the LDR the minimum setting will be hard to meet. I’m sure by searching out the perfect LDR this could be gotten pretty good, but as it is just a bit of fun for me primarily controlling the Geiger Counter I’m not too worried! By nature LDR’s are pretty unreliable, and by manufacture they have a notoriously low tolerances, so they are pretty unreliable anyway, which is one of the reasons I like them after all!