New Project: Reverbalizer Hackable Multieffects Module


The Reverbalizer is a hackable electronic multieffects module for mobile and microcontroller applications. It is hackable in two ways. First, you can adapt it for use in a microcontroller project. Second, you can download or create additional DSP effects and install it on an EEPROM cartridge using an Arduino-based program we developed. It comes with 8 effects in ROM and 8 on the re-programmable cartridge.

The Reverbalizer uses the FV-1 DSP chip from Spin Semiconductor. The chip was designed by Alesis founder Keith Barr and appears in many ambienbuy effects units like the Z-DSP.

The built-in effects are:

  1. Chorus-reverb
  2. Flange-reverb
  3. Tremolo-reverb
  4. Pitch shift
  5. Pitch-echo
  6. Test
  7. Reverb 1
  8. Reverb 2

Here are a few sound samples made using the Bytebeat Shufflebox for Arduino (what’s bytebeat you ask?):

For now the Reverbalizer is only available through the AS220 Industries Annual Fundwocky on Indiegogo, but will be a permanent catalog item in the future.

Documents and Links

FV-1 datasheet
Free DSP programs