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Was considering buying the Airstep controller: https://xsonicaudio.com/pages/airstep but thought there must be DIY options out there... and found this: https://github.com/jamesguitar3/sparkpal might save some coin and make something myself!
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got sick of using my laptop only pretty quickly, have hit up ebay uk and will have one in a few days. Realised I need a guitar cable now, nearest music shop is 10 miles away.... used to be at least 3 in this town. Fuck.
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At least andertons delivery should be pretty quick!
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Bg wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:21 am got sick of using my laptop only pretty quickly, have hit up ebay uk and will have one in a few days. Realised I need a guitar cable now, nearest music shop is 10 miles away.... used to be at least 3 in this town. Fuck.
Interested to see what you think, worth installing the new firmware, I'm loving the Dumble ODS amp!
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jeremyb wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:45 pm Was considering buying the Airstep controller: https://xsonicaudio.com/pages/airstep but thought there must be DIY options out there... and found this: https://github.com/jamesguitar3/sparkpal might save some coin and make something myself!
I've built one based on an old switcher I was using to control Helix Native on the PC. I've got 10 buttons, so should be able to have dedicated preset and pedal on/off buttons too.

I added another input for an expression pedal so hope to hook that up soon ... but I noticed fast updates from the amp (like when you move the physical amp knobs) often cause the ESP32 to crash and reboot - so will probably need to fix that first.

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...ah I tell a bit of a lie. The one I built is based on this code:
https://github.com/happyhappysundays/SparkBox

I'm using a TTGO T18 which has a built in 18650 battery holder & charger. Some of the pin mappings were a bit different for the 16x2 I2C LCD as well - so working through that at the moment.

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jeremyb wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:44 am
Bg wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:21 am got sick of using my laptop only pretty quickly, have hit up ebay uk and will have one in a few days. Realised I need a guitar cable now, nearest music shop is 10 miles away.... used to be at least 3 in this town. Fuck.
Interested to see what you think, worth installing the new firmware, I'm loving the Dumble ODS amp!
I'm a bit underwhelmed to be honest. I'm a bit deaf obviously and find it a little bit quiet, even through headphones. My DT770's are 250ohm ones though so that could be killing a bit of volume.
I'm finding the whole thing a bit too bassy for music playback :(
I've noticed really hard compression with high gain tones, when there is no compression on - this is on full volume through headphones.

I'll try a bit longer else, I'll flick it off on ebay and look for something else maybe.
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Bg wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:35 am
jeremyb wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:44 am
Bg wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:21 am got sick of using my laptop only pretty quickly, have hit up ebay uk and will have one in a few days. Realised I need a guitar cable now, nearest music shop is 10 miles away.... used to be at least 3 in this town. Fuck.
Interested to see what you think, worth installing the new firmware, I'm loving the Dumble ODS amp!
I'm a bit underwhelmed to be honest. I'm a bit deaf obviously and find it a little bit quiet, even through headphones. My DT770's are 250ohm ones though so that could be killing a bit of volume.
I'm finding the whole thing a bit too bassy for music playback :(
I've noticed really hard compression with high gain tones, when there is no compression on - this is on full volume through headphones.

I'll try a bit longer else, I'll flick it off on ebay and look for something else maybe.
Get the latest firmware update on there, it deals with the overly bassyness of it :-)

And the noise gate can be overwhelming at stock settings probably causing the compression you’re noticing, pays to dial it back or even turn it off.
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Late a t firmware installed, and no noise gate turned on. The compression is sort of a slow sine wave. It's weird
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