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Arduino Metronome Pedal 6 years 8 months ago #14

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This metronome is mainly based on the sinewave generator. The idea is to generate a metronome with a beep sound to be mixed with the guitar signal, so you can send both signals to the amplifier and listen the metronome playing as loud as you like.

The pedal can adjust the speed, the volume and the pitch of the metronome with the potentiometers. The led also blinks at the same rate as the metronome.
  1. Potentiometer 0: Adjusts the speed of the metronome.
  2. Potentiometer 0: Adjusts the pitch of the beep sound.
  3. Potentiometer 2: Sets the volume of the metronome.
  4. Mix Switch: If it is ON (down), the guitar is mixed with the metronome.
  5. Toggle Switch: If it is ON (down), the LED blinks at the same rate as the beep.

// Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
// Based on rcarduino.blogspot.com previous work.
// www.electrosmash.com/pedalshield
int in_ADC0, in_ADC1, out_DAC0, out_DAC1;  //variables for ADCs and DACs
int POT0, POT1, POT2;  //variables for pots (ADC8, ADC9, ADC10)
const int LED = 3;
const int FOOTSWITCH = 7; 
const int TOGGLE = 2; 
int accumulator,sample,time_on, time_off;
// Create a table to hold pre computed sinewave, the table has a resolution of 600 samples
#define no_samples 44100
// default int is 32 bit, in most cases its best to use uint32_t but for large arrays its better to use smaller
// data types if possible, here we are storing 12 bit samples in 16 bit ints
uint16_t nSineTable[no_samples];
// create the individual samples for our sinewave table
void createSineTable()
  for(uint32_t nIndex=0; nIndex<no_samples; nIndex++)
    // normalised to 12 bit range 0-4095
    nSineTable[nIndex] = (uint16_t)  (((1+sin(((2.0*PI)/no_samples)*nIndex))*4095.0)/2);
void setup()
  /* turn on the timer clock in the power management controller */
  /* we want wavesel 01 with RC */
  TC_Configure(/* clock */TC1,/* channel */1, TC_CMR_WAVE | TC_CMR_WAVSEL_UP_RC | TC_CMR_TCCLKS_TIMER_CLOCK2);
  TC_SetRC(TC1, 1, 238); // sets <> 44.1 Khz interrupt rate
  TC_Start(TC1, 1);
  // enable timer interrupts on the timer
  /* Enable the interrupt in the nested vector interrupt controller */
  /* TC4_IRQn where 4 is the timer number * timer channels (3) + the channel number
  (=(1*3)+1) for timer1 channel1 */
  //ADC Configuration
  ADC->ADC_MR |= 0x80;   // DAC in free running mode.
  ADC->ADC_CR=2;         // Starts ADC conversion.
  ADC->ADC_CHER=0x1CC0;  // Enable ADC channels 0,1,8,9 and 10  
  //DAC Configuration
  analogWrite(DAC0,0);  // Enables DAC0
  analogWrite(DAC1,0);  // Enables DAC0
  //Pin Configuration
  pinMode(LED, OUTPUT);  
  pinMode(FOOTSWITCH, INPUT);     
  pinMode(TOGGLE, INPUT);    
void loop()
//BEEP PART: Enable Interruption which makes the sinewave.   
if (digitalRead(TOGGLE)) digitalWrite(LED, HIGH); 
delay(50); //the beep has a constant time of 50ms.
//SILENT PART: Disabling Interruption which makes the sinewave.
digitalWrite(LED, LOW); 
//adjusing metronome from (1000/1000)x60=60bpm to (1000/150)x60=400bpm 
time_on =map(POT0,0,4095,1000,150); 
void TC4_Handler()
  // We need to get the status to clear it and allow the interrupt to fire again
  TC_GetStatus(TC1, 1);
  //Read ADCs.
  while((ADC->ADC_ISR & 0x1CC0)!=0x1CC0);// wait for ADC 0, 1, 8, 9, 10 conversion complete.
  in_ADC0=ADC->ADC_CDR[7];           // read data from ADC0
  in_ADC1=ADC->ADC_CDR[6];           // read data from ADC1  
  POT0=ADC->ADC_CDR[10];                // read data from ADC8        
  POT1=ADC->ADC_CDR[11];                // read data from ADC9   
  POT2=ADC->ADC_CDR[12];                // read data from ADC10  
  //Adjust frequency from 1Hz to 2.5KHz 
  accumulator =map(POT1,0,4095,1,2500);
  //calculate the samples
  out_DAC0 = nSineTable[sample];
  //Output_DAC1 = 4095-nSineTable[sample];
  //calculate the samples
  out_DAC0 = (nSineTable[sample]);
  //Output_DAC1 = (4095-nSineTable[sample]);
  //to add volume feature
  out_DAC0 =map(out_DAC0,0,4095,POT2,1);
  //Output_DAC1 =map(Output_DAC1,0,4095,pot2,1);
  //Write the DACs
  dacc_set_channel_selection(DACC_INTERFACE, 0);          //select DAC channel 0
  dacc_write_conversion_data(DACC_INTERFACE, out_DAC0);   //write on DAC
  dacc_set_channel_selection(DACC_INTERFACE, 1);          //select DAC channel 1
  dacc_write_conversion_data(DACC_INTERFACE, 0);          //write on DAC 

You can listen this Metronome effect in SoundCloud.

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