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Software / DIY Layout Creator
April 25, 2017, 10:56:12 AM
Some of you probably know about it, but thought it would be useful to mention. I've been running DIYLC project for over a decade now and it has reached 3rd generation and many, many revisions with the help of many people from various forums. Still actively working on adding new features and fixing bugs.

Some feature highlights of the current version:

* PCB/vero/perf layouts for effects
* Tube circuits and point-to-point
* Schematics
* Guitar wiring diagrams
* Easily share your drawings using 'Cloud' feature

And it's completely free and ad-free. You can find it here

Feel free to open feature requests under "Issues" and let me know if you have any feedback.


I wanted to beef up the tone of my Fly3, add more gain and make the preamp a bit more "present" sounding, as it's quite dark. Tried replacing the speaker and it added upper mids but also made it sound a bit boxy, so I reverted that mod. There's no schematic to be found and it's all SMD, so circuit mods are out of question at the moment. Instead I added switchable JFET booster stage at the front turning it into 4 channel amp. To do it I had to cut one trace and inject a DPDT switch that can engage booster circuit. It turned out great. Boosted tones are definitely brighter sounding and add lots of gain. Clean is turned into crunch, overdrive is turned into lead or aggressive metal sound, depending on the settings. Here's a quick demo, will record more these days. Played my home made mini Telecaster with DiMarzio Chopper in bridge position. Gain set to max, without boost, ISF set to 0, then the same riff with gain around noon and boost engaged.

more info here

Software / Re: New version of DIY Layout Creator
February 04, 2011, 04:20:01 AM
sure, I'll add those things
Software / Re: New version of DIY Layout Creator
February 03, 2011, 04:42:49 PM
yeah, it's pretty much random, but more suitable for amps than pedals. Good thing about the new one is that you can set dimensions (or any other property) the way you like them and app will use them as defaults for new components. That's what those checkboxes in the editor do.
I understand why you want to wait, this isn't ready to do any "real" work yet.
Software / Re: New version of DIY Layout Creator
February 03, 2011, 04:22:22 PM
but version 1.x doesn't have any schem symbols :)
Software / Re: New version of DIY Layout Creator
February 03, 2011, 03:08:33 PM
yes, the next build will have few schematic symbols added and few types of trimmers.
Software / Re: New version of DIY Layout Creator
January 28, 2011, 12:15:15 PM
you're very welcome. Don't hesitate to contact me with any ideas or requests  :tu:
Software / Re: New version of DIY Layout Creator
January 28, 2011, 04:22:35 AM
Version 3.0.4 is released.

If you're running older version 3.0.x, you should be able to see the yellow light bulb in the bottom left corner indicating that updates are available. Click on it gives the list of changes and download link. From now on, I'll keep that feed updated.

After I released 3.0.4, I found that editing numerical values is messed up. I'll fix that in the next round, but there should be enough good stuff in this version to make it worth checking out.

Software / New version of DIY Layout Creator
January 26, 2011, 09:14:26 AM
This is related to schematics and layouts so I reckon it's a good place to post. Some of you may have used the old version 1.x of DIYLC to draw stompbox layouts or the newer version 2.x that's supposed to draw amp layouts and schematics as well, but did it badly. Anyways, the new version 3 is developed from scratch to offer better performance and ability to draw pretty much anything. It's still under development, so component set is not very rich, but I encourage everyone to try it out and give some feedback. I want to iron out usability issues and make it as comfortable to use as possible to wide audience - pedal makers, amp makers, any DIY enthusiasts really.

You can find the latest version here, as well as some documentation

If you have any ideas you can either reply here, pm me or, even better, use "Report Bugs" feature and file a ticket with description of your requests or issues.

All the best,