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Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby roctopus » 31 May 2013, 22:27

Here are a few pics I took of the new Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor if anyone cares.

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby Mbas974 » 01 Jun 2013, 22:20

Cool, seems something already seen on this forum... right Melinb ?

while whether you want to trace it... better heve picture of the other side as well.
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby mmolteratx » 02 Jun 2013, 07:15

It's much more likely to be a Ross-alike with a charge pump.
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby mictester » 02 Jun 2013, 10:01

Mbas974 wrote:Cool, seems something already seen on this forum... right Melinb ?

while whether you want to trace it... better heve picture of the other side as well.


Nope. It's a Dynacomp using a 13600 / 13700 like the Yamaha version of the circuit. The other side of the 13600 is used as a fixed-gain bypass amplifier in the Yamaha.
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby roctopus » 03 Jun 2013, 06:53

more pics

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor  [traced]

Postby lukatosh » 08 Feb 2015, 18:31

Hi everyone!

well... i'm attempting to trace this pedal.

Its pretty much like the BYOC 5 knob Comp although i've noticed a few things to discuss:

1.- 1uF "NP" (looks like electrolytic), 10uF"NP" and 4.7uF"NP" are used in positions where electrolytics caps were used originally in the dynacomp. can we just use polarized caps like in the Dyna?

2.- only half of the LM13700 is used, the other half is not connected.

3.- The blend circuit portion is a little bit tweaked; specially the last stage uses a fairchild 2n5484 (Image posted). I've read about using a 2n5457 as a replacement but:

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3.a) why do they used this design instead the proposed by BYOC?
3.b) how do the 2n5457 will work?... we can just replace it or the circuit needs to be tweaked! (of course after checking the 2n547 pinout).
3.c) Do you suggest maintain this JFET or go back to the design proposed by BYOC?

That's it... I'll keep on working!

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby lukatosh » 10 Feb 2015, 17:26

lukatosh wrote:
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3.- The blend circuit portion is a little bit tweaked; specially the last stage uses a fairchild 2n5484 (Image posted). I've read about using a 2n5457 as a replacement but:

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3.a) why do they used this design instead the proposed by BYOC?
3.b) how do the 2n5457 will work?... we can just replace it or the circuit needs to be tweaked! (of course after checking the 2n547 pinout).
3.c) Do you suggest maintain this JFET or go back to the design proposed by BYOC?

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby mictester » 20 Feb 2015, 08:05

You can substitute the FET - pretty much any n-type will work in that circuit.

Your other question - why they did the blend like that - is because they can! It'll work OK and will be quiet because there's no DC differential on the pot.
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby audioguy » 12 Apr 2015, 18:57

Did this project ever get completed with a layout?
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby lukatosh » 14 Apr 2015, 04:13

Nop... i've just traced the pcb!
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby micahvdm » 28 Apr 2015, 07:29

good day!

any chance of a pcb layout or complete schematic?
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby storyboardist » 29 Apr 2015, 18:08

Here's a schematic based on the BYOC schem with the changes noted by lukatosh. Working on a PCB

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby storyboardist » 05 May 2015, 14:32

Alrighty, here's the perf/pcb layout. I originally wanted on-board pots (and you could still board-mount 2 of them), but trying to keep it 1590B-friendly squashed those dreams. haha Guess there's a reason most modern circuit boards are multi-layer :wink: I drew the board to use 1µ tantalum caps to save space and for lower noise, fyi.

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby friedtransistor » 05 May 2015, 14:46

Hmm. Schematic look like the dod 280 that I built a while ago, except using a ota instead of an optocoupler, and mixing the dry and wet signals.

On the mixng part, does anyone have clips of that? Cause I've never heard a compressor mixed with dry, just straight wet. [smilie=a_yumdumdoodledum.gif]
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby newly » 30 Jun 2016, 06:45

storyboardist...is the one that using BA6110 an actual Deep6? I open up one last night, it has JRC13700 instead.
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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby storyboardist » 18 Jul 2016, 14:42

newly wrote:storyboardist...is the one that using BA6110 an actual Deep6? I open up one last night, it has JRC13700 instead.


Sorry, just now saw this. The BA6110 is left over the BYOC 5-Knob Comp. Guess I forgot to swap it out for the 13700. Fix that and working on redoing the layout. The layout I posted before has been verified, though it's been pointed out to me that the VrefA has a minor error (56k to ground should be 27k). Here's the updated schematic and I'll be working on a new layout with the correct 13700 chip.

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby storyboardist » 18 Jul 2016, 21:48

Don't know how i missed this before, but there isn't a tone control on the Deep Six that there is on the BYOC. I would assume it follows the original Ross Comp schematic in that area. It also runs off 18v, so I've updated the schematic to reflect that as well. I would assume the charge pump is a typical 1054-style, but I didn't include that.

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby storyboardist » 20 Jul 2016, 14:42

New layout. A bit bigger than the old one but the pots can be board mounted and there are fewer jumpers.

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Re: Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor

Postby Joel Tavares » 16 Feb 2017, 00:19

Hi, is this layout verified? Thnks
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