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Old 08-15-2011, 08:43 PM
julyen julyen is offline
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Default "Step phaser" effect on Eleven Rack?


I'm trying to reproduce an effect called "step phaser" from an effect processor I used before (BOSS GX-700). I searched in many places but couldn't find information even about how would I get this effect.

Obviously if it can work with the built-in effects that would be great :)


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Old 08-16-2011, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: "Step phaser" effect on Eleven Rack?

Something like this?:


Generally these type of effects are created by having some period control signal change an effect parameter on the fly.

On a synthesizer, the is a periodic control signal generated by something called a LFO - Low Frequency Oscillator. They can be set to sine waves, square waves, and something called "Sample and Hold" - which sounds like a random sequence.

You can also change parameters on effects with some kind of pattern generator like a MIDI arpegiator.

Alas, the 11R doesn't have any LFOs or pattern generators. However, you could configure a synth to send it's LFO into the 11R as a MIDI CC. The 11R can change up to 4 amp/effect parameters at a time from the same MIDI CC.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: "Step phaser" effect on Eleven Rack?

As said above, it would be helpful to know exactly what you mean by "Step Phase" because I have heard several different Step Phase effects, some are more like a ring modulator, while other employ pitch shifting, and others are just random noise, and most have several options for a combination of effects.

So what exactly are you referring to?

The above video?



or like the Hyper Phase from Digitech


Click on DEMO and listen to the STEP example.

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: "Step phaser" effect on Eleven Rack?

Thanks for the replies!

The effect I talk about is really similar to the Boss PH-3, not surprisingly since it was a Boss effect processor. I will take a look at that pedal next time I stop by the music store.

It is indeed similar to what can be done with an arpegiator, and a bit "bubbly" if that's a word. With a variation in the pitch and separate notes going up and down. I will have access to this older module this week-end and will bring it with me so I can record it if it can help.

Would it be possible to use the arpegiator of Xpand in ProTools to play around with the concept? I'm not sure which parameters I should try to vary? Or similarly, use the pedal on my MIDI foot controller?


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