By the end of the tutorial, we will have created a combinator insert effect that you can use to fatten up any sound. At least, it works for me, maybe it will work for you. Ready? Let's get started!
- 1 Combinator
- 1 Spider Audio Merger and Splitter
- 1 Line Mixer
- 1 Thor
Select the Thor, then initialize it by choosing Edit -> Initialize Patch from the Edit Menu.
Next, let's set up the Thor. Flip the rack back around and open up the Thor programmer section by clicking 'Show Programmer' on the front of the Thor.
Turn off Osc 1 (set it to bypass). Use the Modulation Bus Routing Section (MBRS) to route the audio input to the inputs of Filter 3.
I'd like to be able to control this from the front panel of the Combinator so I will program Rotary 1 to control the level of Line Mixer Channel 2 and Button 1 to mute Line Mixer Channel 2. I'll just do this in the combinator programmer section.
Here is the front and back of the rack now. Notice how the left output of the Scream4 goes directly the Combinator output, but the right output of the Scream4 goes through the delay.
I took some extra time to create a dirty, weathered backdrop for this combinator so here is the finished product. I hope you learned something in this tutorial, I certainly did. Have fun and go make some music!