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July 30, 2015 at 1:48 am #112735brockParticipant
… and several algorithm categories that can use or emulate components of compression. The Omnipressor control over the DynaVerb algo is a prime example. capable of a wide variety of effects.
This GATE CRASHER preset simulates an EHX Freeze technique [Fast toggle – instant attack & instant decay]. Use it with chords for synthesizer ‘orchestra hits’, or palm-muted to bring back memories of the ubiquitous ’80’s drum sound. The relatively high THRESHOLD setting ensures that most – but not all – notes get the gated ‘verb treatment.
Expression Pedal Heel MIX 30
Expression Pedal Heel ATTACK 0.002 S
Expression Pedal Heel RELEASE 0.005 S
Expression Pedal Toe MIX 85
Expression Pedal Toe ATTACK 0.200 S
Expression Pedal Toe RELEASE 0.750 SShow More...Show Less...
HotSwitch Off GATED
HotSwitch On OMNI-RATIO 1.00
The expression pedal mappings lengthen the compression envelope times in a wetter mix. It blends toward a softened ambient room. Still gating, but with rounded edges. The 1:1 ratio on the HotSwitch effectively disables the gate effects, and brings up a brighter large room.
July 31, 2015 at 12:08 am #139969brockParticipant
Featuring the wonderfully unique dynamic reversal of the Omnipressor. COMET TRAIL PATH is a medium room ‘verb with a slow attack, and long decay. It begins to bloom between your input notes (OMNI-RATIO). The reverb is cut off by further input, and ‘re-triggered’ by very low – or near silent – levels (THRESHOLD). A relatively short RELEASE time smooths out the tails.
Expression Pedal Heel SIZE 100
Expression Pedal Toe SIZE 0
HotSwitch Off DECAY 10.0 S
HotSwitch On DECAY INF
The expression pedal accelerates & decelerates the comet speed as it flys by. Or … it changes the apparent size and reflectivity of the medium room in a parked position. The HotSwitch punches in an infinite reverb, which fades away nicely over 10 seconds when unlatched. Combine both controls for hands-free manipulation of complex drones, and the accumulated wall of sound.
July 31, 2015 at 1:48 am #139971brockParticipant
TRIGGER sets the gate’s input sensitivity in UltraTap’s CHOP multi-parameter. The RELEASE time for the gate is at its shortest setting. The burst of TAPS creates a very short attack that quickly clamps down after 150 milliseconds (LENGTH).
Expression Pedal Heel LENGTH 150 mS
Expression Pedal Toe LENGTH 4000 mS
HotSwitch Off MIX 80
HotSwitch Off SLURM 0
HotSwitch Off RELEASE 0
HotSwitch On MIX 30
HotSwitch On SLURM 25Show More...Show Less...
HotSwitch On RELEASE 50
The expression pedal increases the maximum time span that contains the series of delay taps. It sweeps through resonant tones, bow-scrapes, clipped delays, individual glitches, and slowdown effects without changes in pitch. The HotSwitch brings up more dry signal, blurs the TAPS with some diffusion & modulation, and lengthens the time to gate closing.
July 31, 2015 at 2:28 am #139972brockParticipant
Short DELAYs and loads of FEEDBACK form metallic resonances that only kick in after note decay. Some fretboard techniques (vibrato, etc.) can also coax the tubular sounds out of the gate. These long flutter echoes will eventually decay; thanks to the value of the inline FILTER inside the FEEDBACK loop(s). Bump up the DELAY times for ping-ponging effects.
Expression Pedal Heel FILTER 35
Expression Pedal Toe FILTER 100
The expression pedal mapping is there to ‘fade out’ the extreme feedback, with increasingly darker echoes, through nearly inaudible delays. As always, the REPEAT performance switch freezes the delay buffers, while blocking further input. Here, it produces infinite tubing and droning ‘pitches’.
August 1, 2015 at 2:16 am #139988brockParticipant
Here’s another way to ‘gate’ with the H9 / PitchFactor without compression. I’d posted these presets before, but it seemed appropriate to resurrect them again here. Use the Flex / Performance switch to toggle your input signal in and out. If you’re using an expression pedal to Flex, a ‘normally open preset’ like this toggles OFF very close to the Toe position (a 97-100 value out of 100).
Be careful using the ‘normally closed’ variation of this preset. You may end up troubleshooting your ‘board; trying to figure out where you “lost” your input signal. (I’ve done it. Drove me crazy.) When using an expression pedal for this preset, the ON range (0-3 of 100 values) is very close to the Heel position. That makes it easy to rapidly toggle between OFF & ON states.
August 1, 2015 at 3:04 am #139990brockParticipant
The low THRESHOLD and extreme inverse compression settings (OMNI-RATIO) break up the trailing reverb in unpredictable ways. Clamp down on your notes, and you may hear long bursts of ambience, sliced & diced reflections, or nothing at all.
There’s nothing natural about REVERB FRAGMENTS:
Expression Pedal Heel DECAY 10.0 S
Expression Pedal Heel SIZE 0
Expression Pedal Toe DECAY 2.5 S
Expression Pedal Toe SIZE 100
HotSwitch Off ATTACK 0.002 S
HotSwitch On ATTACK 0.200 SShow More...Show Less...
The expression pedal further decimates the reverb with pitch shifts & changing room characteristics. It can introduce subtle effects; all the way up to total chaos. The HotSwitch toggles from the instant onset of dynamic reversal, to a gradual fade-in of shattered FX.
August 8, 2015 at 1:50 am #140062brockParticipant
I’m technically cheating here, but many of the H9 / ‘Factor algorithms can mimic envelope and gating characteristics without an integrated compressor. Besides, I’ve always been a sucker for these Poltergist / Hendrix type of effects, when used sparingly.
Expression Pedal Heel Position
Expression Pedal Heel MOD-LEVEL 0
Expression Pedal Toe MOD-LEVEL 100
The expression pedal mapping simply folds in the depth of modulation. One favorite technique is to set TEMPO ON, then play to the reverse reverb in a call-and-response manner. With precise timing, it’s easy to create complex & overlapping phrases out of sparse input. Pauses are followed by a sudden ‘gate’ after DECAY time completion.
Tempo Sync Phrasing [@ Expression Pedal Toe Position]Show More...Show Less...
Use the HotSwitch here to kick in an infinite dimensional SIZE, and also add a FEEDBACK loop around the entire algorithm. Detuning and pitch bends can occur over time with expression pedal control over MOD-LEVEL. A beautiful holding pattern pushing a wall of sound; one that churns and recycles.
Disengaging the HotSwitch quickly brings up the reverse envelope once again, followed by the ‘gate’ slamming shut.
HotSwitch On [Expression Pedal at Mid-Travel]
HotSwitch OFF SIZE 0
HotSwitch OFF FEEDBACK 0
HotSwitch ON SIZE INF
HotSwitch OFF FEEDBACK 100
August 9, 2015 at 6:23 pm #140076st.bedeMember
Thank you 🙂
August 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm #140077KCStratmanMember
Thanks, Brock more excellent examples of how to unlock the power inside of these algos!
October 4, 2015 at 7:50 pm #140859brockParticipant
I’m bumping this old thread because I never touched upon the Omnipressor mode without reverb. Crazy-good. It may be even more ‘tweak-able’ than a PigTronix Philosopher King, but the setup can be less obvious. I use it for a variety of ‘dry’ envelope shapes. Start out with the THRESHOLD control relatively high … around -6.0 dB. Then carefully adjust the THRESHOLD for your own particular strength of pick / finger attack. Fractional deciBels between -6.0 and 0.0 dB can make a big difference in the output.
This preset starts out with a ‘slow gear’ effect, with a ramping attack & 1-second RELEASE time. The expression pedal lengthens that envelope decay to 4 seconds. Make adjustments to that ‘recovery’ time so that you don’t step on the next notes played.
The HotSwitch shifts the envelope to fast attack + quick release. Clipped, funky notes (plus a THRESHOLD that worked better for my picking style). Combinations of HotSwitch’ed & expression pedal allow you to create many different envelope shapes on-the-fly.
Expression Pedal Heel RELEASE 1.00S
Expression Pedal Toe RELEASE 4.00 S
HotSwitch OFF ATTACK 0.200 S
HotSwitch OFF RELEASE 1.00 SShow More...Show Less...
HotSwitch OFF THRESHOLD – 6.0 dB
HotSwitch ON ATTACK 0.002 S
HotSwitch ON RELEASE 0.005 S
HotSwitch ON THRESHOLD – 3.0 dB
November 22, 2016 at 9:02 am #144915cliveluisParticipant
Nice .. Do you have these presets saved on dropbox?
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