Tutorial 08: Modular as Fx Device

Although Scope already provides a huge Fx device library, there are some situations where using the Modular as a Fx device makes sense:
- creating unusual Fx circuits
- using Midi (eg for triggering a Lfo or EG which modulates a stereo filter)
- using sequencer modules.
in the example patch, an Audio input is modified by a filter. the cutoff of the filter is modulated by a AD envelope, which is triggered by a gate sequencer. connect one AudioIn to the host sequencer’s ramp wave (see tut06), the other AudioIn to the audio file which has to be processed.

in this patch, 8 (plus two optional) modules are used: 12dB Gain, ADvintage envelope, Sine LFO, TempoDelay and the optional CWM ValMeter and VUmeter modules:


(Mix&Gain/Modulator/staticXfade) to fade between dry and filtered signal.


(Morph&PSw/PSw/GateSeqPSw) here you can define the new “filter-rhythm” of the processed audio file.

multiModeFilter A

cf is modulated by AD (tempo-sync) and sine LFO.

audio example here. first dry, then filtered wave.

note: if you use Modular as an Fx device, in almost any case the involved modules can be set to “single” mode.


tut01-basic mono patch
tut02-basic poly patch
tut03-basic Drum OSC patch
tut04-basic seq patch (async)
tut05-PS32 seq remote
tut06-basic seq patch (sync)
tut07-basic CWM morph patch
tut08-Modular as Fx device
tut09-subtractive synthesis basics
tut10-additive synthesis basics
tut11-FM synthesis basics
tut12-AM + RingMod synthesis basics
tut13-Phase modulation basics
tut14-KarplusStrong synthesis basics
tut15-Vector synthesis basics