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Hi

 

I love this pedal but as soon as I connect it into a chain with other pedals it generates a hideous sweeping noise which swishes in time with the delay light. I am using a Dunlop Power Brick to supply the power, so I am thinking the problem cannot be with that, yet if I power the Echo Park in isolation... It works fine. So what to do? Hoping someone out there has the answer

 

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The DC Brick is causing the problem. The ToneCore pedals are notorious for being noisy on daisy chain power supplies, and even though the DC Brick isn't a literal daisy chain like, say, the Visual Sound One Spot, it still is for all intents and purposes a daisy chain. What I mean by that is that its output aren't electrically isolated from one another. They are just wired in parallel with each other. If you have an actual isolated power supply, like the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus, than each output is isolated. It's like having a bunch of standalone power supplies. There's no crosstalk between the outputs.

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I use a rechargeable battery pack that I made with 8 Rechargeable D Cell batteries, a battery holder and cable. It has 10 Ah. Works great and I can even daisy a few pedals with it 'cause it lasts for days of playing.

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Well that is what I suspected, thanks a lot for taking the time to reply and making my mind up!!

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One other option that I forgot about until just now is to pick up one of these little DC isolator things.

 

http://www.jrrshop.com/diagops09

 

You could put it between the output of the DC Brick and the Echo Park, and it should prevent that noise you're hearing.

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I have a problem like this too, I use a daisy chain and its the echo park causing a really fast clicking noise, sort of like static... Could it be a patch cable issue? or something else

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I have a problem like this too, I use a daisy chain and its the echo park causing a really fast clicking noise, sort of like static... Could it be a patch cable issue? or something else

 

It's the daisy chain power supply. In order to operate quietly, the ToneCore pedals need to have an isolated power supply. That means either using a standalone supply for the pedal or getting a power supply that has electrically isolated outputs - something like the Voodoo Lab PP2+. You can also buy the little inline isolators. For one pedal, that's probably the most inexpensive solution. But at $25 a piece, that would add up.

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I use a One Spot on my board and it works great. But, I only have around 5 pedals at a time running so YMMV.

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