|The heart of the crusher: Vapor-Modulations|
|All inputs are
routed through the mixer and combined. The resulting
sound is crushed in the crusher section. After selecting
an input for the crusher using the Sampler or DCO panels and the mixer you can control the crusher
options by using the faders or fields in this panel.
The faders and controllers in the crusher panel enable real-time control of the crusher-X process. In the joystick dialog you can choose witch parameter should be mirrored at the force feedback device and let your hands shake!
All crusher panels share the same structure. All parameters apply to all of the specified grain generators.
Note: Changes between single generators can only be made by using the Gen. Phase fader.
The Offset fader sets the general offset of the parameter defined in the left upper corner of the panel (Here it is Delay).
Depth defines the modulation depth of the panel's oscillator. The modulation depth never exceeds the range of the Offset value. So if you set Offset to 10 and Depth to 100 the modulation's range is from 10 to 110.
Speed determines the frequency of the modulation.
Mode sets the oscillator mode. Many LFO types are available. Use X UpManual, X DnManual, Off, etc. to assign the modulator. Manual allows you to modulate with the Manuals or the Joystick. Off means that the modulator is fixed to the neutral 50% value. OffUp assigns a fixed 0% value and OffDn assigns the value to 100%. Each modulation is passed through a logarithm to exponent processing. You can adjust the processing curve with the log-lin-exp fader. The little graph will show you the resulting processing. In combination with the modulations sources this function is very useful to generate more "human" modulations.
Use the Cloud fader for additional modulation. This general modulator can be configured and controlled from the panel of the Cloud Oscillator. You can use this if you like to add synchronous modulation to different Parameters (e.g. Length and Speed).
To define the fader range, slide the small buttons above the faders.
Use the Gen. Phase fader to define a change of the modulation phase between the individual generators.
For a visual example, look at the Cloud 3D window while running the crusher and change the parameters!
Delay panel defines the offset and the modulation
of the delay between the sound input into the buffer and
the grain(s) output.
Length determines the length of the grain and Pause sets the pause between the generated grains. All values are specified in samples not in seconds.
refers to the pitch of the grain. It is defined in
percentage and ranges from 1% (1/100 pitch) to 200% (double
pitch). No sample rate conversions are made so that you
hear up- and down-sampling errors. This is what makes the
crusher so aggressive!
Direction determines whether the grain is played forward or backwards. Use this for longer grains (increase the Length) to make senseless speech sounds!
In the Cloud 3D window the Speed is represented by the color of the grain: blue means 1%, white means 200%, and red is the 100% neutral color. The Direction is shown by a triangle in the middle of the grain.
Generator has its own IIR-Filter that can be set up by
its Frequency and by its Bandwidth Q. The
Filter Mode is defined in the Vapor-Settings panel. If the Filter Mode is
ByPass changes in Filter Freq. and Filter Q. will not
affect the sound.
In the Cloud 3D window the filter's frequency is represented by the brightness of the grain. The Bandwidth Q is represented by the brightness of a horizontal line. A bright line means a high Q and narrower Bandwidth.
|Each grain can
be modulated in Volume and Pan.
Experiment with the Phase fader in the Pan panel and you can create a strange stereo panorama! Note: The crusher buffer is only mono, but during grain generation, crusher-X sends a mix to the output stereo bus.
Note: The Pan Parameter does not effect the Direct Outputs.
In the Cloud 3D window Volume is represented by the height of the grain. During panning, the sides of the grain are pulled down.