Modfactor RingMod “Sync to Pitch” – How?

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      stubrew
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       It says in the Modfactor manual that by engaging the sync to tempo/pitch feature you can use the SMod control to change note values instead of Hz when using the Ring Modulator, how would I engage it as Ive looked everywhere and cant see how to?

      Cheers! 

    • #117204
      DGillespie
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      Hi Stubrew,

      You can do this by turning tempo on by pressing the encoder.  Once you do you'll see the tempo LED flashing to let you know that tempo is on.  With tempo on, when you turn the speed knob you'll the the Ringmod speed will quantize to certain Hz values (e.g. 440 Hz, 466 Hz, 494 Hz)  Each one of these values is a note in the chromatic scale (e.g. A, A#, B, respectively).

      The benefit to this is that it improves the chances of getting a musical harmonic relationship between what you're playing and the output of the ring modulator.  The best thing to do is switch tempo mode on turn the speed knob and experiment.

    • #117205
      mlabbee
      Member

      And if you want to know what the frequency of a note is, there is a converter here: http://www.muzique.com/schem/freq.htm

      BTW – this is a pretty cool feature. I've never like ring mods before, but this feature has turned me around – some very cool sounds to be had.

    • #135244
      luedmo
      Participant

      Hi!

      The Manual says

      "By using the S-Mod control to modulate this carrier frequency you can create useful and interesting sounds. By engaging the Sync to Tempo/Pitch feature, the LFO rate control displays note values instead of Hz, by selecting the tonic of your scale or something similar you can ensure that the output of this process will be harmonically related to the notes you play."

      In order to get these Note-Values to work (as Dan suggests) I used the RING type and SINE as the Shape. Keeping the lower row (Dmod, Smod etc.) at 0 also keeps things clear otherwise you get "Interesting"…

      The UG also says:
      The Depth parameter slightly detunes the right and left voices creating a stereo field. Note that the Mod Rate knob controls Sensitivity for this effect.
      "

      Hmm… the Depth control for both types of Ring Mod shows "un-used" in both Tempo on and off states. The Mod-Rate only shows SENS for when I have Mod Source set to ADSR or ENVELOP

      What am I doing wrong?

      Many ta!

      :L

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