modfactor – how can i replicate a vintage tremolo?

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    • #109493
      david henman
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      can anyone suggest parameters/settings to create a vintage sounding tremolo effect, as found in old tube amps?

      thanks,

      david

    • #124194
      ndeshpande
      Member

      Hi,

      Sine wave modulation, no s- or d-mod, slower speed (probably less than 1 Hz), depth to taste. Mix at 100%. 

    • #124195
      david henman
      Member

      …thanks…that did the trick. 

      i'd be curious to know where i can find other 'vintage' settings for phaser, flanger, chorus etc.

    • #135136
      ndeshpande
      Member

      Hi,

      What else do you exactly mean by "vintage" settings? I could try to point you in the right direction…

      And something else: I recommend you use such settings as bases, and fiddle around with knobs; a decent chunk of the time, I create new presets by accidentally twiddling knobs and figuring out how a given algorithm will respond and interact to knob changes. I also find that the Factors are better at creating new sounds and inspiring you to try something different, rather than model the sounds of yesteryear. 

    • #135138
      david henman
      Member

      …i'm thinking old…analog…traditional…classic. that setting for vintage tremolo was perfect (although i set the speed at 6.00). now i want to find a stutter effect.

      essentially i'm looking for starting points, as a time-saver.

      i agree that i would be better served by learning by trial and error, but time is a major issue for a player with a day job. as well, although i'm certainly curious, and open-minded, when it comes to experimenting, creating new sounds and trying something different, what i really need from the modfactor is classic/vintage effects like tremolo, chorus, flanger etc.

      while it is capable of so much more, i think the modfactor is ideal for this application.

    • #135141
      ndeshpande
      Member

      Hi,

      For a stutter effect, I'd suggest going with undulator for something really crazy and out there, or for more controlled/predictable stutters (like a chopper), try square wave modulation on the tremolo effect. 

      We can point you in the right direction to get you started, but quite frankly our hands are tied up at the moment. The factory presets exist to give you an idea of what types of sounds are capable out of the unit; tweaking slightly from there, you can go pretty far. I understand limited time (I'm an engineering student in addition to an intern), but to really use these pedals to their fullest extent I recommend you dig through the pedal (or even an entire algorithm) on a given weekend or evening

      For most of these you'll want to keep S-Mod and D-Mod off or low; for vintage, subtle is where it's at. And while sine wave modulation is considered the "classic" modulation wave shape, I personally prefer triangle and think it sounds sweeter. Try both. 

      -Chorus: Type set to classic, speed set to something slow (~.3 Hz should do the trick), depth cranked (somewhere around 60+), intensity cranked (see depth), filter to taste. 

      -Flanger: Presets 34:1 and 34:2 (ClassicFlangeSweep1 and ClassicFlangeSweep2) should get you close. Slower speeds and the positive flanger type will get you in the ballpark. 

      -Phaser: there are so many "classic" phaser sounds that it's hard to nail this one down. I'd start with a negative phaser type, high intensity, sine wave modulation, and then toy with the number of stages and see where you like that set. 

      If there's anything else I can do to help just let me know. 

    • #135142
      david henman
      Member

      …this will be a great help in getting me started.

      huge thanks!!!

      i do look forward to experimenting with this pedal. but even without that, being able to have so many high quality effects in such an easy-to-use pedal is pretty amazing.

    • #135144
      david henman
      Member

      …nikhil, i had a chance to experiment with some of these suggestions and was able to set up a few really good presets. i sincerely appreciate your help.

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