In this eurorack modular workshop video I explain the usage of the EFFEXX string filter algorithm. If you already have an EFFEXX module you probably also have the three additional modules I used for this workshop. For my sound examples I added one Noise generator, one ADSR envelope generator and one VCA. The workshop explains the cabling and gives a lot of tips how to tweak the parameters for different sonic results.
If you just would like listening to the string filter sounds, you can skip the first 4 minutes of the video.
I created a little video demonstrating the tempo delay, flanger, reverb and lowpass filter of the RT-1701 EFFEXX module. At the last third I create some snapshots and crossfade/interpolate through them. The drum groove comes from the Spectralis 2. I created the drumsounds with my eurorack system and imported the samples into the Spectralis 2 sample engine. The kick drum doesn’t run through the EFFEXX in this example.
Brief installation instructions for the RT-1701 Multi-FX module “EFFEXX” and the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator. For both devices, a module consists of the front panel and a plug-in DSP board, which holds the Eurorack compatible connector.
One of the most popular FX algorithms nowadays is a vintage style tape delay emulation. The modification of the delay time caused a pitch change because you moved the head directly at some devices or/and switched to another motor speed what involved acceleration effects. The EFFEXX sports up to two of these vintage delays simultaneously plus reverb, post EQ and pre overdrive. With other words – you can create really spectacular SFXs with the module. As a sound source I used the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator and the RT-451 Dual Multimode Filter. Furthermore I added three Doepfer modules to this setup – the A-155 Analog Trigger Sequencer, the A-132 Dual VCA and one A-140 envelope generator.
Some Impressions from the 2017 Modular Synth Convention “MODCON” in Vienna. Thanks to Lara and Erwin from Raw Voltage for their invitation to participate. We are looking forward to join the convention again next year!
Tom Wies from Synth Anatomy recorded some video footage during the event and asked me to produce a little ambient backing track for the video. So you hear an improvisation with the swarm oscillator, the RT-451 multimode filter and the RT-1701 Multi Effects processor “EFFEX”. The sequence was triggered by the doepfer eurorack step sequencer. I did an overdub with some notes on the Accelerator.