AM & Ringmodulation: Faust Examples

Ringmodulator with Audio Input

The Ringmodulator is a simple, characteristic audio effect which has been used in many contextes. There is a large variety of guitar effect pedals based on ringmodulation. Another popular application is alienating voices, as done in vintage SciFi movies. The following example ringmod-input.dsp from the Faust repository modulates an audio input signal with a sine wave of adjustable frequency.

// ringmod-input.dsp
//
// Ringmodulator for audio input
//
// - fader for controlling modulator frequency
// - fader for controlling mix of ringmod
//
// Henrik von Coler
// 2020-05-12

import("stdfaust.lib");

f_m     = hslider("Modulator Frequency",100,0.01,1000,0.1);

mix     = hslider("Modulation Mix",0.5,0,1,0.01);

am(x, fm) =  (1-mix) * x  +  mix * x *  os.osc(fm);

process(x) =     am(x,f_m) <: _,_;

AM - Ringmod Explorer

When used with both sinusoidal carrier and modulator, Ringmodulator an AM become precice means for generating timbres in electronic music contexts. The example am-ringmod.dsp makes the tonal difference between AM and Ringmodulation audible.

// am-ringmod.dsp
//
// Example for amplitude modulation
// and ringmodulation.
//
// - steady sound
// - adjustable frequencies
// - fader for morphing between am/ringmod
//
// Henrik von Coler
// 2020-05-11

import("stdfaust.lib");

f_x = hslider("Signal Frequency",100,0.01,1000,0.1);
f_m = hslider("Modulator Frequency",100,0.01,1000,0.1);

m_off = hslider("Modulator Offset",0,0,0.5,0.01);


am(fx, fm) = os.osc(fx) * ((1-m_off) * os.osc(fm) + m_off);


process =  am(f_x,f_m) <: _,_;


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