The Format Filter adds characteristics of the human voice to a sound. It accomplishes this by chaining a narrow set of bandpass filters, set at specific frequencies, which reflect the formants of the human voice.

PAGE ONE CONTROLS

HEADSIZE

Simulates the resonating qualities, based on the size of a human head. Higher values will have a deeper resonance. Range: 0.00Cm to 1.00Cm

VOWEL

Selects the type of vocal formant, or vowel character, that will affect the sound. Sweeping the control will gradually change between the different vowel sounds. Range: 0.00Hz to 1.00Hz

RES (Resonance)

Emphasizes the formant’s frequency. Range: 0.00 to 1.00

CAUTION: High RES levels can cause loud oscillations.

BLEND

Blends in the higher frequencies of the original sound, to add clarity to the filtered result. Range: 0.00Amp to 1.00Amp

LEVEL

Determines the overall Formant Filter effect level. Range: -infdB to 0dB

PAGE TWO CONTROLS

These are two dedicated modulation LFOs for both the HEADSIZE and the VOWEL controls on Page One.

[HEADSIZE] RATE

Controls the speed of the Headsize modulation. The rate types are either in Hz or in rhythmic values depending on whether the Sync button is enabled or not.

Range:

Synced: 32x, 16x, 8x, 7x, 6x, 5x, 4x, 3x, 2x, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/96, 1/1dot, 1/2dot, 1/4dot, 1/8dot, 1/16dot, 1/1triplet, 1/2triplet, 1/4triplet, 1/8triplet, 1/16triplet.

Unsynced: 0.00Hz to 15.000Hz

[HEADSIZE] DEPTH

Controls the amount of the modulation. Range: 0 to 1

[HEADSIZE] SYNC

There are two ways to control the rate of the Headsize modulation, by Hz and by various sync rates with the host. When the Sync button is enabled, the values will change to musical rates.

[VOWEL] RATE

Controls the speed of the Vowel modulation. The rate types are either in Hz or in rhythmic values depending on whether the Sync button is enabled or not.

Range:

Synced: 32x, 16x, 8x, 7x, 6x, 5x, 4x, 3x, 2x, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/96, 1/1dot, 1/2dot, 1/4dot, 1/8dot, 1/16dot, 1/1triplet, 1/2triplet, 1/4triplet, 1/8triplet, 1/16triplet.

Unsynced: 0.00Hz to 15.000Hz

[VOWEL] DEPTH

Controls the intensity of the Vowel modulation. Range: 0 to 1

[VOWEL] SYNC

There are two ways to control the rate of the Vowel modulation, by Hz and by sync rates with the host. When the Sync button is enabled, the values will change to musical rates.