releases Ring Mod 101 free
03rd February 2014
SonicXTC has released Ring
Modulator 101, free VST plugin effect for Windows.
The RM 101 is a re-creation of a
classic effects chain using a vintage ring
modulator. However, unless you are handy with a
soldering iron, have access to an old transistor
ring modulator, an old dual channel tube amp, an old
tube echo unit, a 2-pole ladder filter, and an old
chorus/flanger pedal, you will not have much luck
capturing the tone of the RM 101.
At its core a ring modulator multiplies one signal
with another. When these signals collide there is an
explosion of harmonics. Some are musically useful
and others are not. The trick is to find a way to
harness the power of ring modulation the way that
old analog Buchla* and Oberheim* synthesizers do.
Just like a real old analog beast we added some real
world quirks to this plug-in. For example: sometimes
the gauge works and sometimes it doesn't; it has
some nicks on its face from being dropped; its
filter is sometimes unstable, etc. Hopefully, these
imperfections will result in happy musical accidents
just like the real world.
32 user presets
2-pole 24db Moog filter
Dual channel tube amp drive emulation
Ensemble chorus/flanger effect
Vintage spring echo effec