Always consult the Owners Manuals first.
Note: the wiki is currently being updated with information about the FM3.
Available on which products
- Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
- FM3: 2 blocks
- Axe-Fx II: 1 block
- FX8: 1 block
- AX8: 1 block
Channels or X/Y switching
- Axe-Fx III and FM3: 4 channels
- Axe-Fx II: no
- FX8: no
- AX8: no
What is the Formant block
The Formant filter simulates human vowel sounds.
Position of the Formant block on the grid
For best results, put the block between the Amp and Cab blocks.
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Tips and tricks
Simulate 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 an LFO, or a pedal.
A real talkbox doesn't use a speaker, so experiment with leaving out a Cab block in the preset.
Want tips for integrating your real talkbox in your Axe-Fx or AX8 rig? Search the forum for "banshee" or "talkbox".
The Formant can be used to emphasize frequencies, for example when creating a Seek Wah effect. Put the Formant after the Wah block.
Make other sounds more vocal
Add the Formant to make other sounds more like human vocals.
Because of the resonant frequencies of the Formant filter, it's easy to make the digital signal clip. Keep sufficient headroom.