MFOS Guitar Subcommander
Ray Wilson designed this awesome project for guitar players to make more electronic music magic with their instruments.
“Guitar Synth or Not? A bit of clarification.
I would like you to understand that this circuit will not take the signal from your guitar, analyze it's frequency, generate a proportional control voltage and then control a multiple waveform oscillator so that you can make your guitar sound like a Moog synthesizer. What it does is buffer your guitar's signal, create a pulse waveform (at the same frequency as the guitar) divide it's frequency in half (sub-octave generator) and generate a gate when you pluck a string so you can control the SUB-COMMANDER's AR generators. It permits you to mix the sub-octave, original signal and pulse signal and then route them through the SUB-COMMANDER's VCF and VCA. By doing this you can generate some very cool synthesizer-like sounds and effects for your electric guitar “
Check out the MP3 sound sample on the main product page- that’s also where you’ll find the documentation and details.
Our full kit includes the pCB, all PCB and panel parts, knobs and hook-up wire. You will need to make your own panel and enclosure.
The picture shows the panel layout provided in PDF format, and is from Ray Wilson’s prototype build.