Available on which Fractal Audio products
- Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
- Axe-Fx II: 1 block
- FX8: 1 block
- AX8: 1 block
X/Y and channels
- Axe-Fx III: 4 channels
- Axe-Fx II: no
- FX8: no
- AX8: no
What does Formant do
The Formant filter simulates human vowel sounds:
More information in the Owner's Manual.
|Parameter||Axe-Fx III||Axe-Fx II||AX8, FX8|
Simulating a talkbox
The Formant effect lets you simulate a talkbox and, if you really really must, play Livin' on a Prayer. Attach a controller to the Control parameter in the Formant block, either an internal controller such as a LFO, or a pedal.
A real talkbox doesn't use a speaker, so experiment with leaving out a Cab block.
Want tips for integrating your real talkbox to your Axe-Fx rig? Search the forum for "banshee".
The Formant can be used to emphasize frequencies, for example when creating a "Seek Wah". Put the Formant after the Wah block.
Because of the resonant frequencies of the Formant filter, it's easy to make the digital signal clip. Make sure to keep ample headroom in the preset level.