Always consult the Owners Manuals and FAQs first.
FM3 information is being added as it becomes available, but it's preliminary and not final until release
Ring Modulator block
Available on which products
- Axe-Fx III: 1 block
- FM3: yes @@
- Axe-Fx II: 1 block
- AX8: 1 block
- FX8: 1 block
Channels or X/Y switching
- Axe-Fx III and FM3: 2 channels
- Axe-Fx II: no
- AX8: no
- FX8: no
A Ring Modulator produces the sum and difference of frequencies in multiple waveforms. This often results in 'robotic' sounds.
The following factory presets feature the Ring Modulator:
- Trackings Ringmods
- FilteRING Funk
- By Your Command
Ring Modulator types
The Ring Modulator has three types:
- SSB Upper
- SSB Lower
“SSB Upper” and “SSB Lower” select the upper and lower sidebands of the modulation.
|Parameter||Axe-Fx III / FM3||Axe-Fx II||AX8 / FX8|
|High Cut Frequency||yes|
When enabled, the frequency of the oscillator tracks the pitch of the notes on the fretboard.
Tips and tricks
The Ring Modulator works great as an Octaver (adding a low octave). Enable Pitch Tracking, set FREQ to 500 Hz, and turn down HIGH CUT FREQUENCY to 500 Hz or lower.
For even more funky business: add a Phaser or an Auto-Wah effect.
You can conturn the Ring Modulator into a Tremolo, by turning down FREQUENCY all the way.
"The Resonator block is basically a type of fixed flanger. Well, four of them in parallel actually." source
Attach a pedal to the FREQ parameter, to create a special effect.
The Multitap Delay can apply a ring modulation effect to delay trails.