It's time to add some modulation and effects now that the primary sound sources for the MIHEK rig are determined. In keeping with the guidelines at the outset I chose Mutable Instruments Rings and Warps.
I’ve only scratched its surface but Rings is already proving to be a very versatile module. The Structure knob is quite musical and super fun to play with. To get a 2001 Space Odessy sound put Rings into Sympathetic Strings mode. Then use the Structure knob to sweep the frequency ratios between all strings (with virtual notches at octaves or fifths). The effect you get from Structure will change depending on which of the three resonator modes you are in. Click here for a demo of the Structure knob in action.
Warps' multi colour dial has been featured in many YouTube videos. And for good reason as the Algorithm knob provides nine different ways to cross modulate two audio signals. I love it because these different modulations run the gamut in a very Mohammed Ali way - from in your face to subtle as a butterly. However, this makes managing levels a little difficult if you are performing with it. Click here for a demo of the Algorithm knob in action.
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