Tommy McDonald
Creative Media Technologies / Year 3

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Tommy McDonald

Tommy McDonald

Creative Media Technologies

Year 3

  • Project Title Dual guitar sound effects: Wah and Octave pedal for music bands.
  • Course BSc [Hons] Creative Media Technologies
  • Year 3
  • Contact Info tommymcdonald3@gmail.com

Dual FX Wah plus Octave

To create an analogue multi-effects pedal with at least two effects, in this case Wah plus Octave were used. To be used inside a compact stomp box style guitar pedal.

Project Description

This is an analogue guitar effects pedal that utilises two effects, Wah and Octave. Wah and Octave effects pedals have been popular among electric guitar players for years, from legends like Jimi Hendrix to Tom Morello, to the casually everyday guitar players. Most if not all would have used or come across these effects and some point in time. This project aims to combine these two effects into a single easy to use stomp box style guitar pedal.

Project Findings

It was found that although these two effects are popular both on their own, or implemented in digital multi-effects pedals, use of more than one effect in a analogue guitar effects pedal is relatively unheard of. In this project the aim was to combine the two keeping it purely analogue. While more complex than most standard single effect analogue pedals this was possible.

Tommy McDonald
Creative Media Technologies / Year 3