MainStage: Pedalboard modulation pedals

Pedalboard modulation pedals

This table describes the modulation effects pedals.

Stompbox

Description

Flange Factory

A deluxe flanging effect with precise sound control.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Depth knob: Set the strength of the effect.

  • Reso knob: Determine the amount of cutoff frequency resonance.

  • Mix knob: Set the level ratio between the flanging and source signals.

  • Wave knob: Switch between modulation waveforms.

  • Symmetry knob: Alter the shape of the modulation waveform.

  • Curve knob: Smooth the waveform shape.

  • Low knob: Set the low frequency cutoff.

  • High knob: Set the high frequency cutoff.

Heavenly Chorus

A rich, sweet-sounding chorus effect that thickens the sound.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Depth knob: Set the strength of the effect.

  • Feedback knob: Set the amount of effect output sent to the effect input, thickening the sound or leading to intermodulations.

  • Delay knob: Set the ratio between the original and effect signals.

  • Bright switch: Set at the top position to apply a fixed frequency internal EQ. Bottom position bypasses the EQ.

Phase Tripper

A simple phasing effect.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Depth knob: Set the strength of the effect.

  • Feedback knob: Set the amount of effect output sent to the effect input, changing the tonal color, making the sweeping effect more pronounced, or both.

Phaze 2

A flexible dual-phaser effect.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • LFO 1/2 Rate knobs: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Ceiling/Floor knobs: Determine the frequency range that is swept.

  • Order knobs: Switch between algorithms, with higher (even) numbers resulting in a heavier phasing effect. Odd order numbers result in more subtle comb-filtering effects.

  • Feedback knobs: Set the amount of effect output sent to the effect input, changing the tonal color, making the phasing effect more pronounced, or both.

  • Tone knobs: Rotate left to increase the amount of lowpass filtering. Rotate right to increase the amount of highpass filtering.

  • Mix knob: Set the level ratio between each phaser.

Retro Chorus

A subtle vintage chorus effect.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Depth knob: Set the strength of the effect.

Robo Flanger

A flexible flanging effect.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Depth knob: Set the strength of the effect.

  • Feedback knob: Set the amount of effect output sent to the effect input, changing the tonal color, making the flanging effect more pronounced, or both.

  • Manual knob: Set a delay time between the source and effect signals. This can result in flanger-chorus effects, or in metallic-sounding modulations, particularly when used with high Feedback values.

Roswell Ringer

A ring modulation effect that can make incoming audio sound metallic or unrecognizable, and can deliver tremolos, brighten up signals, and more. See Ringshifter overview for information on ring modulation.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Freq knob: Set the core filter cutoff frequency.

  • Fine knob: Fine tune the filter cutoff frequency.

  • Lin/Exp switch: Sets the frequency curve to linear—with 12 notes per octave—or exponential.

  • FB (Feedback) knob: Set the amount of effect output sent to the effect input, changing the tonal color, making the effect more pronounced, or both.

  • Balance knob: Set the level ratio between the source and effect signals.

Roto Phase

A phaser effect that adds movement to, and alters the phase of, the signal.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Intensity knob: Set the strength of the effect.

  • Vintage/Modern switch: Vintage enables a fixed-frequency internal EQ. Modern disables the EQ.

Spin Box

Emulation of a Leslie rotor speaker cabinet, commonly used with the Hammond B3 organ.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Cabinet knob: Switch between speaker box types.

  • Fast Rate knob: Set the maximum modulation speed—this applies only when the Fast button is active.

  • Response knob: Set the amount of time required for the rotor to reach its maximum and minimum speed.

  • Drive knob: Set the amount of input gain, which introduces distortion.

  • Bright switch: Switch between speaker box types.

  • Slow/Brake/Fast buttons: Determine speaker behavior:  Slow rotates the speaker slowly; Fast rotates the speaker quickly, up to the maximum speed set with the Fast Rate knob; and Brake stops speaker rotation.

Total Tremolo

A flexible tremolo effect—modulation of the signal level.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Wave knob: Switch between modulation waveforms.

  • Smooth knob: Change the waveform shape.

  • Level knob: Set the post-tremolo gain.

  • 1/2 Speed button: Halve the current Rate value.

  • 2x Speed button: Double the current Rate value.

  • Speed Up button: Hold down to gradually accelerate the current Rate value to the maximum possible value.

  • Slow Down button: Hold down to gradually reduce the current Rate value to the minimum possible value.

Trem-o-Tone

A tremolo effect—modulation of the signal level.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Depth knob: Set the strength of the effect.

  • Level knob: Set the post-tremolo gain.

the Vibe

A vibrato/chorus effect based on the Scanner Vibrato effect unit found in the Hammond B3 organ.

  • On/Off switch: Enable/disable the pedal.

  • Type knob: Choose from three vibrato (V1–3) or chorus (C1–3) variations.

  • Rate knob: Set the modulation speed in Hertz, or synchronized with the host tempo when you enable the Sync button.

  • Sync button: Turn on to synchronize with the host tempo.

  • Depth knob: Set the strength of the effect.

Published Date: Aug 8, 2019
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