Ring Modulator block
Available on which products
- Axe-Fx III: 1 block
- FM3: 1 block
- 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.