ARCHER VIDEO DISTORTION

ARCHER is a MIDI-controlled analog video distortion device intended for live visuals to be controlled with Ableton Live. It is based on the circuit of the vintage Archer video enhancer originally sold by Radioshack. Various modifications have been added to the circuit, resulting in colorful glitch effects. An Arduino Micro in conjunction with analog switches and a single vactrol is used to enable and disable effects on MIDI command.

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Some detail shots of the printed circuit board showing the hand-drawn silkscreen layer