Audiotent Tip #430 // Ring Modulation for Creative FX
A really interesting way to add spice to your FX sounds is to use a ring modulator. Applying this effect to standard FX sounds will deliver instant results. You can then take this one step further by automating the ring mod frequency. This will add a sense of movement and will take your FX to a whole new dimension.
Here is the effect in action:
This is a very simple effect to set up. First, load a ring modulation plugin to your FX channel.
Set the mix to 100% and dial in the frequency to taste. For this sound went opted for 23Hz.
Here is what we have so far:
Put that sound into the mix and you have a nice evolving effect. Perfect for transitions and creating additional interest within the arrangement.