Digitizing the Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah Pedal

Chet Gnegy; Kurt Werner
DAFx-2015 - Trondheim
Being able to transform an analog audio circuit into a digital model is a big deal for musicians, producers, and circuit benders alike. In this paper, we address some of the issues that arise when attempting to make such a digital model. Using the canonical state variable filter as the main point of interest in our schematic, we will walk through the process of making a signal flow graph, obtaining a transfer function, and making a usable digital filter. Additionally, we will address an issue that is common throughout virtual analog literature; reducing the very large expressions for each of the filter coefficients. Using a novel factoring algorithm, we show that these expressions can be reduced from thousands of operations down to tens of operations.