Easy To Edit The Effects On The Fly

Customize four of the five effects found on both primary decks in this music player. Do it on the fly by right-clicking on an effect control. Use the editor to adjust the effect to suit your needs. Create your own custom effects. Load & save them anytime. The ‘Rotate‘ effect has no parameters.

 

Image shows the effects controls on the deck. Right-click on a control to edit that effect. Left-click on these controls to turn an effect on or off. Right-click on a control to open the corresponding editor window where you can change the parameters of an effect and create your own custom presets. They can be loaded and saved at any time during the operation of the player.

How controls appear on the face of the player and the corresponding editor window, depends on whether the effect is on or off and if any parameters have been changed.

  • Image shows effect is on. When an effect is on, the corresponding control has yellow text on a  purple  background.
  • Image shows effect is on and has been changed. When an effect is on and it has been changed, the corresponding control has a  red border , yellow text and a  purple  background.
  • Image shows effect has been changed. When an effect is not on but it has been changed, the corresponding control has a  red border .

 

Editors (Definitions from ‘BASS_FX’)
Image shows the 'Flanger' effect parameter editor. Background color shows which deck effect is on.Image shows control used to turn the 'Flanger' effect on and off.Flangers‘ mix a varying delayed signal (usually about 5mS to 15mS) with the original to produce a series of notches in the frequency response. The important difference between flanging and phasing is that a ‘flanger‘ produces a large number of notches that are harmonically (musically) related, while a ‘phaser‘ produces a small number of notches that are evenly spread across the frequency spectrum. With high resonance, you get the “jet plane” effect.

 

Image shows the 'Reverb' effect parameter editor. Background color shows which deck effect is on.Image shows control used to turn the 'Reverb' effect on and off.Reverb‘ is the sound you hear in a room with hard surfaces (such as your bathroom) where sound bounces around the room for a while after the initial sound stops. This effect takes a lot of computing power to reproduce well. ‘Reverb‘ is actually made up of a very large number of repeats, with varying levels and tones over time. Reverbs usually offer you a choice of different algorithm to simulate different environments such as different sized rooms and halls, studio effects such as plate, chamber and reverse reverbs, and sometimes emulations of guitar spring reverbs.

 

Image shows the 'Phaser' effect parameter editor. Background color shows which deck effect is on.Image shows control used to turn the 'Phaser' effect on and off.Phasers use an internal low frequency oscillator to automatically move notches in the frequency response up and down the frequency spectrum. An important difference between phasing and flanging is that phasers space these notches evenly across the frequency spectrum, while the notches in flanging and chorus are harmonically (musically) related. You don’t hear the notches as such (because they are the frequencies that are removed). What you hear is the resulting frequency peaks between these notches. Phasing works by mixing the original signal with one that is phase shifted over the frequency spectrum. For example, a four stage ‘phaser‘ signal (such as this) could be from 0 degrees at 100Hz, shifted to 720 degrees at 5Khz (these extremes are not quite possible practically, but are near enough to explain the effect). This is how the term phase shifter comes about. A 4 stage phase has 2 notches with bass response, a central peak, and treble response. By using resonance to enhance the central peak, you can get a sound similar to an automatic wah. Using a phase with lots of stages and setting the resonance high can give a sound similar to flanging, although they are really quite different.

 

Image shows the 'Echo' effect parameter editor. Background color shows which deck effect is on.Image shows control used to turn the 'Echo' effect on and off.This is an ‘echo‘ effect that replays what you have played one or more times after a period of time. It’s something like the echoes you might hear shouting against a canyon wall.

 

Image shows control used to turn the 'Rotate' effect on and off.This effect has no parameters that can be changed and therefor no editor window. When this effect is applied, the player simulates rotation by using the volume of the left and right channels. Be aware that using this effect has a marked reduction in the volume of the output channels.