Effects documentation

Multiplier

A multiplier is a unique type of non-linear "fold back" distortion effect.

Description

A multiplier is a unique type of non-linear processor where the signal is "reflected" as the derivative of the wave-shaping function alternates between positive and negative.

The result of this tends to remind of FM-synthesizers.

This one packs in addition an LFO to create interesting modulated timbres as well as pre/post filters and optional oversampling.

Demos

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Screenshot

Multiplier screenshot

Parameters

Modulation
Rate
LFO frequency.
Width
LFO phase offset between left and right channels.
Mod
Modulation depth of phase bias point. Creates a "warble" effect.
Multiplier
Depth
Can go from a gentle saturation to wall-of-noise.
Phase
Bias added between left/right to create stereo width effect.
preTone
Low/band/high filter applied to input.
Mode
Mode A provides exponential (FM-like) depth, mode B linear (sine-like).
Output
Mix
Crossblend between wet and dry.
Tone
Low/band/high filter applied to output.
Gain
Make-up gain to compensate for tone filters.
Oversample
Optional oversampling useful when applied to high-frequency content but often not needed.

Comments

I frequently use this effect to add width to bass or percussion sounds.

Where it really shines however is applied to interweaving legato parts as it emphasizes (biggest understatement ever) beat-frequencies and yields sometimes unexpectedly complex results.