Stamme[n] is a pedal that originated from an initial idea of Kent Sommer (aka UglyCasanova). He asked me if I could make him a pedal that would loop short samples but whose sample size could be set by tapping a tempo. From there the pedal went through many iterations and a few months later we had something that seemed like a useful tool. It was a fun project and I want to thank Kent for his input, ideas and the nice chats.
It has undergone a lot of changes since then. For this second version (actually 2.1) I was able to combine the 4 stuttering modes from V1 into one single mode, which allowed to add 3 new modes. The bypass (electronic, not true) is now engaged automatically when pressing the stutter switch, so I was able to eliminate the dedicated bypass footswitch.
It also has an expression input to for the control knob.
8 different operation modes:
TT (Tap Tempo): The bypass switch starts the loop. Maximum sample size is 1sec. The function switch is used to tap the tempo. Its action is triggered on release. So if you are tapping to a beat, count your releases not your presses. The control knob can be used to set the sample size manually, even after a tempo has been tapped.
RT (Random Tempo): Each time you press the bypass switch, the loop starts with a different, random tempo (smaller or larger sample sizes). The function switch slightly changes the delay time each time you press it so that you can gradually de-tune and degrade the ongoing loop. The control knob can be used to set the sample size manually.
GL (Glitcholay): This mode was adapted from the Pitch Glitcholay patch available in the Molecular pedal series. The sample size randomly changes and randomly loops. The function switch (momentary) adds feedback with an octave up pitch shifter. The control knob defines the rate at which the random states change.
TL (Tape Loop): Another effect adapted from the molecular patches. Works like a loop of 1 second of tape that can be sped up or slowed down with the control knob. In the middle position the loop runs at normal speed/pitch. CW is double speed. CCW is half speed. The function switch (momentary) can loop the current sample.
SW (Swell Hold): The bypass switch starts the effect and freezes the ongoing sample. The control knob defines how fast the held sample fades in and out. The function switch can be used to add another layer of audio or change the sampled audio without having to stop the previous one. NOTE: in order to allow the sample to fade out appropriately, in this mode the effect is still going through the DSP chip even when bypassed.
PT (Pitch Hold): The bypass switch starts the effect and freezes the ongoing sample. The control knob detunes the held signal when turning CCW (like slowing down a tape). The function switch can be used to add another layer of audio or change the sampled audio without having to stop the previous one.
FL (Filter Hold): The bypass switch starts the effect and freezes the ongoing sample. The control knob goes from a low pass filter on the left to a high pass filter on the right. The function switch can be used to add another layer of audio or change the sampled audio without having to stop the previous one.
ST (Stutter Hold): The bypass switch starts the effect and freezes the ongoing sample, stuttering (like a random step tremolo). The function switch (latching) applies the stutter to the dry signal.
Other key features:
Soft bypass switch with momentary/latching bypass modes
Electronic, buffered bypass
UV printed enclosures
works on 9V center negative 100mA power supply