Fairfield Circuitry Hors d'Oeuvre

The Fairfield Circuitry Hors d’Oeuvre? is a simple yet clever active feedback loop pedal that lets you insert, trigger and blend-in a separate chain of effects, and also feed that incoming signal back into itself (through the Feed knob) for some out-there ambient effects.

To help correct phase problems occurring when the same sound is played in close repetitions, both the Feed and Wet knobs have +/- Phase toggle switches that allow you to invert their phase.

The input and return sections feature JFET preamps. Here are the videos of it!

Fairfield Circuitry Hors d’Oeuvre?, Builder’s Notes

As you wait for the next tray of free food on platters held by white gloves, notice the contrasts that emerge from the hunger and tensions within the space. Will we remember what it takes to keep us here?

Indeed, causality breaks down when feedback loops are involved. The effect nestled within the cause, without cause, and so on. There is no beginning or end, at least objectively. And so, who eats the last hors d’œuvre, when time is space and silence is noise

The Hors d’Oeuvre? Active Feedback Loop then serves different opportunities to create and listen to: bipolar feedback of any combination of sound processing devices, and signal difference of input and return signals.

It is intentionally an introduction.