Effects documentation

Ringmod

This is a simple ring-mod effect with a timbre control.

Description

This effect works like a tremolo but multiplying the signal with a full range (bipolar) modulator rather than half.

It has a basic anti-aliasing filter (2x) and a timbre control for the modulating signal.

Screenshot

Ringmod screenshot

Parameters

Rate
Frequency of the sine modulator signal generated internally.
Depth
Modulation depth. From 0% to 50% will produce amplitude modulation, 50% to 100% ring modulation.
Width
Difference in modulator phase applied between left and right channels.
Timbre
How much extra harmonic content is added to the modulator.

Comments

For an "analog" flavor of ring-mod, adjust the depth to about 80%. By lowering the depth, part of the original signal is allowed to leak through as occurs in some electronic ring-mod effects. Adjust the timbre to about 10% to add some extra harmonic content which would be present due to imperfect sine waveform generators.

At 50% the effect becomes AM which means the original carrier signal will come through at full amplitude. Carrier + sum + difference.

At 100% the effect is a ring-mod which means the original carrier frequency is no longer audible. Sum + difference only.