|Main Vortex page||andy butler's main page|
The EDP has an output called BeatSync, a quarter inch jack socket (mono) that simulates the closing of a switch every time a loop cycle begins. You'd think that you'd just have to connect a lead from here to the Vortex tap socket, but it just doesn't work that easy. The Echoplex BeatSync pulse is too short to trigger the Vortex.
The problem is solved by making up a special lead, which incorporates a couple of components to form a simple circuit to lengthen the pulse.
|C1||Electrolytic Capacitor, 2 microfarads, 6.3V(or more)|
|D1||Diode, 1N4148 (or similar)|
This solution was devised by Matthias Grob, one of the designers of the EDP, so you can be sure it'll work fine without a chance of wrecking your gear.