Crescendrive update

Crescendrive overdrive update
What started out as a relatively basic overdrive/booster has become a monster..
Seems I am totally unable to adhere to the 'less is more' -approach.

Basic features, subject to change;
Three independent 'channels', selectable with footswitches. 
Selecting one of the channels will automatically disable the other two.

Two of the channels are identical, each with gain- and volume- controls.

The third, 'lead' channel has more gain on tap and a parametric equalizer with a range of about 70Hz > 7kHz, +/-18dB boost/cut and variable Q.

The EQ can be switched between 'pre'- and 'post'- clipping. 
When the EQ is set to 'pre', boosting a specific frequency with a narrow Q will accentuate the frequency and shape the response of the clipping-circuit radically.
When set to 'post', the EQ operates similar to your average overdrive-effect, i.e. subtle(r?).

This approach is similar to the Maestro MPF-1 (which has got to be one of my favourite effects!)
Although the parametric equalizer in the Crescendrive is less complex, the possibilites for shaping trippy tones are huge.

Did I mention TRUE BYPASS? well, it is.
Electronic bypass-switching sure would have made things easier..

I'm really pleased with how this turned out and hopefully Emil will like it as well.
Next up is designing the PCB-layout followed by doing the actual building. Will update.

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