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LEFT BRAIN - EXPRESSION MODULATOR

The Left Brain is a light-controlled expression pedal that interfaces with effects offering expression control.

Controllable patterns of light result in the virtual turning of knobs when used in-conjunction with the available properties of a compatible effect pedal.

Over 50 Modez of controllable expression, an expression pattern loop recorder, and a host of other features to harness the potention waiting in your effects pedals.


LEFT BRAIN - CREATIVE EXPRESSION

What if you could get a little more modulation from an effect on the floor, without resorting to yet another giant-sized foot-controllable expression pedal. 

Tired of repeating patterns of sine/ square/ triangle waves and eager to break the cycle with some constrained randomness?

NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 2

v2 - Arduino Upgrade - The Arduino QTPY replaces the Gemma M0 from v1 for even more creative computer controlled opportunities. With open-source software and full programmability, the Left Brain can be adopted and expanded to allow for any controllable patterns of light you can imagine.

v2 - LED Backlit Knobs - The Left Brain now features addressable LEDs behind each knob in v2. With light no longer confined to the inside of the enclosure, additional feedback can be provided about the different Modez through light. With the newly expanded Arduino capabilities there are now 5 total addressable LEDS (2 internal, 3 external) which can be configured to either modulate the expression or provide illumination through the knobs. Additional consideration has been made to allow for the scaling of the knob lights through software so you can choose how bright they are on the outside.

v2 - Buttons - Two buttons replace the complicated dance of knob turning from v1 and makes changing between new Modez and Banks of Modez easy. This also means the ability to create utility and special Modez.

v2 - Voltage Regulator - Leveraging standard 9v center-negative effect pedal power means stepping down to 5v to power the Arduino and LEDs in the Left Brain. While the voltage divider used in v1 worked great to power the Gemma M0, the addition of LEDs behind the knobs in v2 has increased the need for stable 5v power. The left brain now uses a 1117 5v Voltage Regulator that is surface mounted on the expression board.

v2 - Surface Mount Resistors - Each of the models in the Pedal Brainz Series can be easily adapted to provide different resistance to ensure maximum compatibility across the specifications of different effect pedals. This is achieved through a matrix of resistors that can be switched between (10k, 25k, 100k) in-conjunction with the scale knob, bringing flexibility and creativity. While the through hole resistors of v1 allowed for greater modding flexibility, v2 uses tiny surface mount resistors that make production faster.

LEFT BRAINZ

Have you ever wished for a tiny semi-sentient clone of your brain to turn the knobs of effect pedals while floating effortlessly across the fretboard without worry?

Do you like watching patterns of flashing light working in concert with the parameterization of effect properties while jumping off the deep-end of reality?

Harness the fully configurable power of your Left Brain and unlock the creative expression waiting for you with Pedal Brainz.

HARDWARE FEATURES

3 Control Knobs:
Adjust the properties of light patterns and expression. (See Banks/ Modez below for property details)

2 Buttons:
Single-click to Increase or Decrease Mode number.
Double-click to Increase or Decrease Bank number.
***Bank change always begins with Mode 1 of new Bank***

Expression Type Switch (EXP / EYE):
Choose between manual expression (EXP) or engage the internal photocell (EYE) to add light-based control.

Scale Knob:
Variable control of the Maximum expression value.

Range Switch ( Least | / Less || / Full ||| ):
Adjusts the Maximum range of the Scale Knob.

Tip Direction (TR / RT):
Swaps the direction of expression between Tip-Ring (TR) and Ring-Tip (RT) for greater compatability across effects.

TRS 1/4" Jack:
Requires TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) between Pedal Brain and effect.

DC Jack:
Tip Negative, Sleeve Positive.

USB-C Jack (Internal):
For accessing the internal Adafruit QTPY platform.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

Videos

LEFT BRAIN - EXPRESSION MODULATOR

The Left Brain is a light-controlled expression pedal that interfaces with effects offering expression control.

Controllable patterns of light result in the virtual turning of knobs when used in-conjunction with the available properties of a compatible effect pedal.

Over 50 Modez of controllable expression, an expression pattern loop recorder, and a host of other features to harness the potention waiting in your effects pedals.


LEFT BRAIN - CREATIVE EXPRESSION

What if you could get a little more modulation from an effect on the floor, without resorting to yet another giant-sized foot-controllable expression pedal. 

Tired of repeating patterns of sine/ square/ triangle waves and eager to break the cycle with some constrained randomness?

NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 2

v2 - Arduino Upgrade - The Arduino QTPY replaces the Gemma M0 from v1 for even more creative computer controlled opportunities. With open-source software and full programmability, the Left Brain can be adopted and expanded to allow for any controllable patterns of light you can imagine.

v2 - LED Backlit Knobs - The Left Brain now features addressable LEDs behind each knob in v2. With light no longer confined to the inside of the enclosure, additional feedback can be provided about the different Modez through light. With the newly expanded Arduino capabilities there are now 5 total addressable LEDS (2 internal, 3 external) which can be configured to either modulate the expression or provide illumination through the knobs. Additional consideration has been made to allow for the scaling of the knob lights through software so you can choose how bright they are on the outside.

v2 - Buttons - Two buttons replace the complicated dance of knob turning from v1 and makes changing between new Modez and Banks of Modez easy. This also means the ability to create utility and special Modez.

v2 - Voltage Regulator - Leveraging standard 9v center-negative effect pedal power means stepping down to 5v to power the Arduino and LEDs in the Left Brain. While the voltage divider used in v1 worked great to power the Gemma M0, the addition of LEDs behind the knobs in v2 has increased the need for stable 5v power. The left brain now uses a 1117 5v Voltage Regulator that is surface mounted on the expression board.

v2 - Surface Mount Resistors - Each of the models in the Pedal Brainz Series can be easily adapted to provide different resistance to ensure maximum compatibility across the specifications of different effect pedals. This is achieved through a matrix of resistors that can be switched between (10k, 25k, 100k) in-conjunction with the scale knob, bringing flexibility and creativity. While the through hole resistors of v1 allowed for greater modding flexibility, v2 uses tiny surface mount resistors that make production faster.

LEFT BRAINZ

Have you ever wished for a tiny semi-sentient clone of your brain to turn the knobs of effect pedals while floating effortlessly across the fretboard without worry?

Do you like watching patterns of flashing light working in concert with the parameterization of effect properties while jumping off the deep-end of reality?

Harness the fully configurable power of your Left Brain and unlock the creative expression waiting for you with Pedal Brainz.

HARDWARE FEATURES

3 Control Knobs:
Adjust the properties of light patterns and expression. (See Banks/ Modez below for property details)

2 Buttons:
Single-click to Increase or Decrease Mode number.
Double-click to Increase or Decrease Bank number.
***Bank change always begins with Mode 1 of new Bank***

Expression Type Switch (EXP / EYE):
Choose between manual expression (EXP) or engage the internal photocell (EYE) to add light-based control.

Scale Knob:
Variable control of the Maximum expression value.

Range Switch ( Least | / Less || / Full ||| ):
Adjusts the Maximum range of the Scale Knob.

Tip Direction (TR / RT):
Swaps the direction of expression between Tip-Ring (TR) and Ring-Tip (RT) for greater compatability across effects.

TRS 1/4" Jack:
Requires TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) between Pedal Brain and effect.

DC Jack:
Tip Negative, Sleeve Positive.

USB-C Jack (Internal):
For accessing the internal Adafruit QTPY platform.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!