Rings uses tuned filters to physically model just about any material imaginable, in three broad categories:
The ‘modal’ mode emulates the resonant qualities of plates, strings, membranes, and tubes, which reinforce energy fed into them by organizing certain frequencies of sound around certain physical points (called modes) based on their size, shape, and structure.
The ‘sympathetic strings’ mode offers the kinds of droning and over-toning sounds and textures offered by instruments such as the sitar. Virtual strings other than the one ‘plucked’ ring in sympathy with the main note.
The ‘modulated / inharmonic string’ mode is an extension of Karplus-Strong synthesis, which uses a delay with very high feedback and very short period to synthesize a pitched wave like a string being struck, bowed, or plucked.
The range of noises this module is capable of creating is simply staggering, and the joy of feeding different things into it never ends. Grab yours today, and run rings around the sounds you made yesterday!
The only software version of Rings officially licensed and endorsed by Mutable Instruments
Three sophisticated resonator models in one module
‘Modal’ synthesis imitates vibrating structures
'Sympathetic strings’ offers harmonizing drones and overtones
‘Modulated / inharmonic string’ model is based on extended Karplus-Strong techniques
Up to four voices of polyphony, allowing for strummed chords
Create everything from bells to whistles, and more
Use in-built noise pulse, or an external audio signal, to excite the resonators
Requires Softube Modular (not included)
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