Cronenberg Noise Machine
The Cronenberg Noise Machine PCB is based on the discontinued 4MS mini swash. Whilst it's original intentions were for use in a eurorack it has been utilised on guitar by a number of musicians to great effect, most recently Mark Bowen of IDLES fame. My take on it modifies the circuit to include an additional clipping option in both the pre gain and post gain sections. It also features the ability to bypass the last gain stage altogether which adds a ton of additional noisy options. On top of that, it also includes the ability to enable the inbuilt oscillator on a momentary basis via footswitch.
Not only can this beast produce broken up fuzz distortion tones via guitar, it also doubles as its own instrument producing sound akin, but not limited to: dying animals, rave up horns, pulsating drones and bird like chirps.
Now available in a two layer board with an improved off board wiring layout.
I recommend also picking up the Johnny Five 3PDT footswitch to compliment this project and provide the LED power indicator function.
All instructions and BOMs are featured on the documents section of the site.
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