Please see the image below:
This is an idea for a unity gain clipping circuit to be used in a guitar effects unit as a 'distortion' pedal.
Some percentage of a peak detector output voltage feeds into the reference voltage of a clamp.
If the input signal were compressed, the clipping would be relatively uniform. Or if the peak detection capacity were discharged quickly enough.
Could someone please:
- Tell me if this idea is idiotic?
- Tell me if the polarities of the opamp inputs are correct?
- Suggest values for the RC network on the peak detectors?