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Rotary block

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Available on which Fractal Audio products

X/Y and channels

Mono and stereo

The Rotary block is stereo by default. You can make it mono by setting Spacing at 0% or placing it before the Amp block.

Position of the Rotary block

Many players put the Rotary block after the Amp block. Consider placing it before the Amp block, just like you would do with a pedal. Note that, unless you use two amp blocks, the Rotary will run in mono when placed before the Amp block. Or try it in parallel to a Cabinet block.

Tweaking the Rotary

Switching between two speeds

To switch between two fixed speeds with a switch:

  1. Assign the Rate parameter to an external controller (switch).
  2. Set Min to (example) 800 and Max to (example) 6.300 In the Rate's modifier menu.
  3. Program the MIDI controller to send “127” (using the CC of the switch) for fast and “0” for slow.

Another way to switch between two speeds: use X/Y or channels and use the same settings except for Rate.

Switching between speeds automatically ramps!

Rotary brake function

Forum member Bakerman explains how to add a "brake" to the Rotary block.

Parameters table

Parameter Axe-Fx III Axe-Fx II AX8, FX8
Rate yes
Tempo yes
Drive yes
Hi Depth, Low Depth yes
Rotor Length yes
Low Rate Multiplier yes
Low/Hi Time Constant yes
LF/HF Mic Spacing yes
Mic Distance yes
Stereo Spread yes

More information

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