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varlogtim

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I like to run time domain effects (reverb and delay) post amp in stereo and route back into mixer.

Guitar -> mono pedals -> amp -> OX BOX -> stereo time pedals -> mixer

It would be cool if there were balanced TRS inputs or low impedance XLR inputs ... maybe?
 

manysounds

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I like to run time domain effects (reverb and delay) post amp in stereo and route back into mixer.

Guitar -> mono pedals -> amp -> OX BOX -> stereo time pedals -> mixer

It would be cool if there were balanced TRS inputs or low impedance XLR inputs ... maybe?
This is an option you could add to almost any PCB, theoretically.
The audio inputs into the Daisy ADC are "unbalanced" regardless so all you need, at a minimum, is a lo-Z to hi-Z matching transformer to combine your 3 wire signal to a 2 wire signal (and the reverse for output). Superb transformers (i.e. Jensen JT-DB-EPC) would be ideal but are rather expensive. In practice this is not realllllly necessary and you can easily use far less expensive transformers (like the ones I ripped out of some old Radio Shack 1/4"-XLR adapters) at the input side and then another on the output side, or add an active circuit to output line level. The only issue there is headroom so you couldn't blast a cheap transformer with a 20volt boost pedal without extra distortion, which may sound extra great or not. Now... if you're planning on using a microphone at the input you'd likely want to add another gain stage there for obvious reasons.
SO, you'd be customizing your build, but that's OK.
 

hugenerd

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It would be awesome to have the option on the PCB to build with TRS or dual TS in/outs. When running non-1/4” stereo gear thru pedals I prefer to pop an adapter on a 1/8” cable than find the right Y cable.
 

manysounds

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It would be awesome to have the option on the PCB to build with TRS or dual TS in/outs. When running non-1/4” stereo gear thru pedals I prefer to pop an adapter on a 1/8” cable than find the right Y cable.
Definitely would like a balanced stereo I/O option for use on not-guitars. -And a MIDI in option for syncing loopers or WHATEVER
It "seems like" development is stalled though.
 

varlogtim

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This is an option you could add to almost any PCB, theoretically.
The audio inputs into the Daisy ADC are "unbalanced" regardless so all you need, at a minimum, is a lo-Z to hi-Z matching transformer to combine your 3 wire signal to a 2 wire signal (and the reverse for output). Superb transformers (i.e. Jensen JT-DB-EPC) would be ideal but are rather expensive. In practice this is not realllllly necessary and you can easily use far less expensive transformers (like the ones I ripped out of some old Radio Shack 1/4"-XLR adapters) at the input side and then another on the output side, or add an active circuit to output line level. The only issue there is headroom so you couldn't blast a cheap transformer with a 20volt boost pedal without extra distortion, which may sound extra great or not. Now... if you're planning on using a microphone at the input you'd likely want to add another gain stage there for obvious reasons.
SO, you'd be customizing your build, but that's OK.
I have transformers for plugging in microphones and what not into pedals. However, I was more interested in having balanced ouputs (i.e., inverted signals sent down the line) due to the noise reduction that happens with them.

I guess you are right though, I can just mod things to suite my needs.
 
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