The Combinator [electric guitar effects combiner]

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For a professional guitarist or burgeoning amateur trying to make it, the best kinds of effects to use are the stompboxes effects. Why? They are easy to use, a lot of variation, sounds amazing, and cheap. And since the stompboxes comes in many different types (distortions, flanger, pitch shifting, etc) it is very common for a guitarist to possess more than 6 stompboxes pedals. This becomes a problem in live performances. Especially if you have to turn on multiple stompbox effects in combination to get a certain tone. To alleviate this issue, Musictronics presents The Combinator, a device that can combine the stompboxes using digital signal switching. We are going to implement the switching mechanism in FPGA board and thus the whole system will be digital and operating close to real time. The device would also have the ability to combine multiple stompbox effect in a single step, eliminating the need for guitarist to multitask during live performances.
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