Pedal Parts / DIY
Optocoupler - XVive, VTL5C1, Vactrol, for Channel Switching
VTL5C1 vactrols for use in amplifiers, effect pedals, synthesizers and more. The VTL5C1 was commonly used for channel switching circuits in amps made by Crate and others.
Integrated Circuit - Xvive, MN3005, BBD, 4096 Stage
The XVive MN3005 is a drop-in replacement for the original Panasonic 4096-stage MN3005 BBD chip used in many delay pedals and effects. Xvive Audio’s first-ever product was the MN3005: a re-creation of the legendary bucket brigade chip used in the Deluxe Memory Man and many other iconic effect pedals and instruments. Now, the Xvive MN3005 is at the heart of delay pedals produced by some of the world’s top effect pedal brands. The MN3005 is the world’s first 4096-stage long-delay BBD—eight times longer than the 512-stage BBD. It is manufactured using a P-channel low-noise silicon gate process. A long-signal delay time of 205 ms can be obtained at a clock frequency 10 kHz, with a sound-to-noise ratio of 75dB. This ratio is an improvement of 20dB, as compared to eight connected 512-stage BBDs!
Integrated Circuit - Xvive, MN3009, BBD, 256 Stage
The XVive MN3009 is a drop-in replacement for the original Panasonic 256-stage MN3009 BBD chip used in many chorus, vibrato, and flanger pedals and effects. The MN3009 is a 256-stage BBD that boasts a wide dynamic range and low distortion. Its signal delay of up to 12.8 milliseconds makes it a perfect choice for vibrato and/or chorus effects in electronic musical instruments.
Optocoupler - Xvive, Vactrol, VTL5C Series
High quality vactrols from Xvive. The Xvive vactrols are clones of the original Excelitas / Perkins-Elmer vactrols used in many effects pedals, synthesizers, compressors and other equipment. These vactrols feature a thick epoxy sealed casing. The VTL5C3 and VTL5C3/2 both have a steep slope, good dynamic range, a very low temperature coefficient of resistance, and a small light history memory.
Integrated Circuit - Xvive, MN3007, BBD, 1024 Stage
The XVive MN3007 is a drop-in replacement for the original Panasonic 1024-stage MN3007 BBD chip used in many chorus, vibrato, and flanger pedals and effects. The MN3007 is a 1024-stage, low-noise, long-delay BBD that provides a signal delay of up to 51.2 milliseconds. Due to its long delay times, the MN3007 is especially suitable for reverb effects in electronic musical instruments and PA equipment.