I like gritty distortion. By using a couple of diodes to clip a signal we can build a passive clipper distortion unit. In this example, I use bipolar LEDs to do the clipping. Even though we end up with a drop in audio level it sounds pretty decent.
In this series, we build a simple LFO module for Eurorack. In the previous step, we designed a dual LED indicator circuit. This will show us the polarity and relative position of the triangle wave. Let’s put it on the breadboard to see if it actually works.
In this series, we design and build an LFO module for our Eurorack modular synth. No module is really complete without blinkenlights. In this part, we design the LFO indicator light with a red/green dual LED, choose the current limiting resistor and smooth out the fading with an op-amp.