Effect Rack

One DJ's modular effect racks consists of bundled effect components such as flanger, delay and bit crusher. The effects are added to the rack from rack options (marked with a gear symbol, top right corner.

All of the effects can be bypassed from the effects' title bars by clicking the "check" symbol..

The used effects can be minimized and removed using the arrow and X symbols on the effect title bar.

The effect racks are automatically colour coded to match the audio source. This makes it easy to understand the audio routing, no matter what kind of layout is in use.

One of the effects in a rack is hilighted. This is the active effect, controlled by some of the supported MIDI controllers.

NOTE: Effects can also be applied to timeline clips. This feature is explained in chapter Timeline Effects.

Adding Effects

The "Add Effects" pane is opened from effect rack settings. Clicking an effect's name adds it to the rack.

The Bundled Effects

Delay

Basic repetitive echo effect with adjustments for synced speed, amount of feedback loop and amount (wet signal volume).

Reverb

Basic hall style echo with adjustments for decay (length), damping (cutting down the high frequencies from signal) and mix (crossfade) between dry (original) and wet (delayed) signals.

Flanger

Flanger mixes two identical signals together, while varying the phase (relative orientation) of the signals, creating a psychedelic twist. Available adjustments are frequency (modulation speed), depth (modulation amplitude) and mix (crossfade) between dry (original) and wet (delayed) signals.

BitCrusher

BitCrusher distorts audio signals by reducing its resolution and/or bandwidth. Available adjustments are downsampling, bit depth and drive (overdrive distortion).

Sweeping Filter

The sweeping filter acts as a low pass filter or a high pass filter, depending on the state of the mode selector (LPF/HPF). The other available adjustments include cutoff frequency (cuts high frequencies when in LPF mode and low frequencies when in HPF mode) and resonance (boosts the overtones near the cutoff frequency).

Gater

The gater effect adds stuttering effect by cutting back and forth between silence and the original signal. The only control is the speed of the effect.

Compressor

Compressor reduces the dynamic range (difference between loudest and the most quiet parts) of the audio by lowering the audio that exceeds the level determined by the threshold (labeled THRS) adjustment.

The amount of the reduction is set with the ratio (RAT) knob. Attack (ATT) and release (REL) determine how quickly the effect is introduced and turned off when audio passes the threshold level.

Finally the makeup gain (MKUP) adjusts the volume level of the signal after the compression is applied.