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RING MOD

Overview

Multiply and conquer

A ring modulator gets its name from the way the original analog schematic used a ring of diodes to multiply two signals together. Honestly the schematics is more of a square, but who cares when you can trash your sound beyond recognition in both pleasant and horrible ways?

The kHs Ring Mod uses either an internal sine/noise generator or a secondary input as the second signal in the modulation, and allows for versatile transformation of the modulating signal.

Parameters

Bias knob

Amount of positive bias to add to the secondary input.

Rectify knob

Amount of positive or negative rectification to apply to the modulator.

Mix knob

The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.

Frequency knob

The base frequency of the internal oscillator or filter cutoff for the internal noise generator.

Spread knob

Shifts the frequency of the internal generator slightly for left and right channels to achieve a stereo effect.

Modulator

Selects the secondary input.

The snapin Ecosystem

Kilohearts Essentials

The Kilohearts Ecosystem

Ring Mod is one of a growing collection of plugins that form the Kilohearts Ecosystem.

They can be used as regular plugins (VST/AAX/AU) but also as Snapins in our modular Snapin Hosts; Phase Plant, Multipass, and Snap Heap, where you can combine and modulate them to create your own unique instruments and effects. These lightweight and high-quality plugins have intuitive no-nonsense interfaces so you will be using them like a master in no time.

The Kilohearts Essentials collection contains a number of useful plugins to get you started and is available absolutely FREE. Snapin Hosts and Premium plugins are available to buy separately.

Requirements

System Requirements

  • Operating System: PC or Mac (M1 Native supported)
  • CPU: 2 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB or more
  • Software: Any DAW supporting VST 2, VST 3, AAX, or Audio Unit plugin standards. All plugin formats in 64-bit only.

Kilohearts recommend keeping up to date with OS versions as they become available. We are not able to support OS versions that are no longer supported by their respective manufacturers. If you are using an outdated OS please try our free trials to ensure compatibility before making any purchases.