Interesting examples of ring modulation?

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:17 pm

Have a listen to Vangelis' Beauborg. Pretty much all CS-80 ring mod.

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by Micke » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:19 pm

Another example of the CS-80 ring mod can be heard on ELO's "Here's the news":

"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by Richard Gear » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:11 pm

The Micromoog has a nice ring modulator (called filter mod). It helped me to I've build a nice Klang Kollektion (metallic bongs, deep bass kicks, pseudo-gongs..), but it can also create some hyper-bubbly psychedelic sounds just like the Emeralds :


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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by RD9 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:40 pm

Great examples... thanks all.

Pflosi- Thanks I have to try that patch out. Sounds interesting.

I'm beginning to hear more and more possibilities for the use of ring mods in more "effects" type of sounds. There are lots of atmospheric (for lack of a better word) and percussive uses. Being that it's sometimes hard to control its effect, it may be better suited to more freeform or achromatic type of sounds where you won't run into harmonic/inharmonic problems. Bongs, base kicks, gongs, twangs, clangs, bubblies, etc kind of fit in that category.

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by iProg » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:10 am

I had a great unison sawtooth lead w/ brutal ring mod via the mod wheel on my Prophet '08. Too bad I traded it.
It was very mixcutting. I think I hipassfiltered it, too.

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by Zamise » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:40 am

I totally dig Hip a*s Filters man :geek:

I'm pretty sure you meant high pass tho ;)
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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:21 pm

Here is an example I did with an ARP 2600. A Burning Modulated Ring of Fire....

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_11395884
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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by nogginj » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:33 am


Luke VIbert - Fused into Music (from Big Soup)

"I am now speaking through a ring modulator" :mrgreen:

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by orlando56 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:26 am

What about the Mini Korg 700s? It has three (I think) settings of ring modulation. From the demo videos I've listened to, it seems to be fairly pleasing and musical.

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by mute » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:37 am

I've always liked using ringmod @ low rates (amp mod range) ontop of hats/noise, i dug up an example from casino vs. japan. something pleasing about the sound..


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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by phesago » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:25 pm

I love to run my delayed sounds through a ringmod. I find that adding the LFO effect of the ringmod when addedd to a delayed sound gives you what I call ""wave-y" type of effect, especially with cymbals.

Later, when I am at home, I will find an example of something I did using the combo and post a short sound clip.

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by code green » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:16 am

Transistor radio-->MF Ring Mod (varying amounts)-->MF delay (varying amounts)

First comes in at .09...becomes the sound you hear from .49 on...begins to emerge from the ring mod at 1.34


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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by Denms20 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:31 am

pflosi wrote:a very funny trick with the MS20, the poor man's duophony patch. it's not only useful with ring mod, but particularly funny with it:

KBD CV out -> S/H in
KBD trig out -> S/H clock
S/H out -> VCO2 CV in

with this patch, the second osc will always play the note you played before. E.g. if you play a G, and then a C, the second osc will play a G when you play the C and this gives you a fifth chord.

this is very nice with the ring mod engaged.
To compound on this a bit, I used to use a patch similar where I had a footswitch hooked to the S&H instead of the keyboard trigger. Then pull osc. 1's mixer all the way down so you just have osc. 2 and adjust the footage a bit (I'll have to find the patch diagram for this). What happens is it plays kind of like a PWM type sound until you lay on the footpedal. Then it makes the one osc. stay put, and the other moves, causing all kinds of harmonic tension. Then add long portamento and you really have some ripping sounds.
There's an example here:
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=1292210 starting at about 0:50 and going for about 10-20 seconds.
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Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:51 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:Here is an example I did with an ARP 2600. A Burning Modulated Ring of Fire....

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_11395884
This is in fact. Johnny Cash's song, Ring of Fire fed into the ring modulation of an ARP 2600 and can be used as a clear example what RM can do to a song.
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