Last week I build my PedalShield for Bass Guitar (with the instructions changes)...I have a perfect clean (true by pass) sound but when the switch is on I have noise with the signal. With all examples programs I have perfect effect but 15% of volume with background noise. I thought that could be power line distorsion but I proved special AC/DC for pedals and 9v battery. It happens to be like Arduino CPU distorsion (high frecuency). Has anybody that problem?. Could I made a mistake in the construction?
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problem with background noise
8 years 4 months ago #109
From my experience the best way to minimize the background noise is to try with different power supplies. For me, my old iPod charger is the best one over a good Line 6 power adapter or over feeding Arduino directly from the laptop.
There is a great article by djerickson "Evaluating Arduino and due ADCs" and he suggest that "Most Arduinos default to using VCC as the ADC reference. If the VCC is 5V, then it either comes from the USB connector or from the voltage regulator" - "Adding a more precise voltage reference to an Arduino isn't hard. Pay a few dollars, and connect a 2 to 4.5V (3.3V max on the Due) reference source to the reference pin, and set the Arduino to use external reference with analogReference(type). Compared to VCC, this will provide better accuracy, noise, and stability. "
There are other approaches like using oversampling, filtering the input (software filter) or using a different software ADCs setup that might reduce this hiss.