The Octopus Platform is much more than just another simple board to build a single effect, is analogue platform based around the digital Spin FV-1, that allows you to run multiple different effects with the same box.
This circuit has been developed to be the ultimate Spin FV-1 platform, integrating this digital IC as any other analog component of the signal path.
The Trinity platform can read up to three different programs by using the provided EEPROM memory IC. You can select in between 3 totally different programs just by the flip of the toggle SW1.
But the magic of this platform is that just by replacing the memory IC you can change totally the effects on the pedal. Let’s say for example, you have two EEPROMS, EEPROM-A (Shimmer, spring reverb, modulated reverb) and EEPROM-B (Flanger, pitch shifter, octaver), just by removing the first one and placing the second one instead of you’d a completely different set of effects out of it.
With 3 potentiometer inputs, programs may have real time variable parameters such as decay time in a reverb, rate and depth in a chorus or frequency in a filter. These inputs are available as coefficients to your program and may be used independently of each other.
We have Schedule the release of more and more patches to take out all the juice out of this powerful platform.
The controls of the Octopus varies according to the program running on. However it has some common controls from the analogue path that applies to any patch running on.
- Ctrl1, Ctrl, 2, Ctrl3: Control different parameters according to the patch running on, like decay, delay time, repeats, feedback, and more.
- Mix: Regulates the mix of the dry signal and the wet.
- Level: Output level of the effect.
- Sw1: This is the program selector, just by changing rotary’s switch position it you’ll access to a totally different patch.