Tag Archives: Analog modeling

Compile last Audio Toolkit on Bela with Clang

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Playing with a Bela

More than a year ago, I started playing with the Bela board. At the time, I had issues compiling Audio ToolKit with clang. The issue was that the gcc shipped with the Debian image the BeagleBoard used was too old and didn’t fully support C++11. The one that ships now is GCC 6, which is even C++14 compliant. Meaning that everything is available to build Audio Toolkit with Python support.

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RIAA correction curves

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Audio Toolkit algorithms

Vinyl has become trendy again, and as such, I’ve been asked to add some new filters in Audio ToolKit. Here is a small dive in RIAA land.

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Announcement: ATKGuitarPreamp 1.0.0

I’m happy to announce the release of a modeling of the Vox AC30 preamplifier stage followed by a JCM800 tone stack based on the Audio Toolkit. They are available on Windows and OS X (min. 10.9) in different formats.

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Announcement: ATKBassPreamp 1.0.0

I’m happy to announce the release of a modeling of the Fender Bassman preamplifier stage based on the Audio Toolkit. They are available on Windows and OS X (min. 10.9) in different formats.

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Comparing preamps

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Analog modelling

In a previous post, I explained how I modeled the triode inverter circuit. I’ve decided to put it inside two different plugins, so I’d like to present in 4 pictures their differences.

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Compile last Audio Toolkit on Bela

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Playing with a Bela

A few months ago, I started playing with the Bela board. At the time, I had issues compiling Audio ToolKit with clang. Since then and thanks to Travis-CI, I figured out what was going on. Unfortunately, the Beagle Board doesn’t have complete C++11 support, so I’ve added the remaining pieces, and you need also a new Boost.

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Turning it on and compiling Audio Toolkit

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Playing with a Bela

I have now some time to play with this baby:

Beagleboard with Bela extension
Beagleboard with Bela extension

The CPU may not be blazingly fast, but I hope I can still do something with it. The goal of this series will be to try different algorithms and see how they behave on the platform.
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Triode circuit

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Analog modelling

When I started reviewing the diode clippers, the goal was to end up modeling a triode simple preamp. Thanks to Ivan Cohen from musical entropy, I’ve finally managed to drive the proper equation system to model this specific type of preamp.

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SD1 vs TS9

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Analog modelling

There are so many different distortion/overdrive/fuzz guitar pedals, and some have a better reputation than other. Two of them have a reputation of being closed (one copied on the other), and I already explained how one of these could be modeled (and I have a plugin with it!). So let’s work on comparing the SD1 and the TS9.

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Analog modeling of a diode clipper (4): DK-method

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Analog modelling of a diode clipper

DK method is explained at large by David Ye in his thesis. It’s based around nodal analysis and was also extensively used by cytomic in his papers.

When analyzing a circuit form scratch, we need to replace all capacitors by an equivalent circuit and solve the equation with this modified circuit. Then, the equivalent currents need to be updated with the proper formula.
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