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Q-Wah

Simulates classic wah and autowah (envelope filter) sounds.

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Q-Wah Algorithm Controls
Intensity [INTENS]
Effect level.
Effect Type [TYPE]
Select [WAHWAH], [VOXWAH], [BASWAH] or [BASVOX]. The bass types retain the low end as the wah filter climbs to higher frequencies.
Modulation Depth or Vowel Sound [DEPTH], [VOWEL], [EVOWEL]
In [WAHWAH] and [BASSWAH] types, [DEPTH] sets the modulation sweep range from narrow to wide. In [VOXWAH] and [BASVOX] types, [VOWEL] will determine the vowel sound of the vocal wah, or if [BOTTOM] is set to do a starting vowel, [EVOWEL] will set the ending vowel sound for a talk-box style effect.
Modulation Speed [SPEED]
Sets the modulation sweep rate. Note: If Envelope or ADSR is selected for the Shape parameter, the modulation is driven by the amplitude of the audio input and the Speed control becomes a Sensitivity control.
Modulation Waveform Shape [SHAPE]
Selects the shape (or source) of the modulation. The choices are: [SINE], TRIANGLE [TRIANG], [PEAK], [RANDOM], [SQUARE], [RAMP], Sample and Hold [SMPHLD], Envelop [ENVLOP], or [ADSR]. In addition, the Expression Pedal [EXPPDL] can be chosen as a source. When EXP PDL is chosen, the current preset’s pedal mapping is ignored.
Base Frequency or Starting Vowel [BOTTOM], [SVOWEL]
Select the base frequency in [WAHWAH] and [BASWAH] types. In vocal types this will set the base frequency for a single vowel (first half of knob), or allow you to set the starting vowel for a talk-box style effect (second half of knob).
Amplitude Modulation [D-MOD]
Controls the amount of modulation of the Depth parameter. Analogous to AM (Amplitude Modulation).
Frequency Modulation [S-MOD]
Controls the amount of modulation of the Speed parameter. Analogous to FM (Frequency Modulation).
Secondary LFO Rate [RATE]
Sets the secondary LFO rate – determines how fast the D-Mod and S-Mod “wiggle” their targets. Ranges from 1/8 to 8X the Speed value. Note: If Envelope or ADSR is selected as the Mod Source, the modulation is driven by the amplitude of the audio input and the speed modulation control [S-MOD] becomes a Sensitivity control.
Modulation Source [MODSRC]
Selects the secondary LFO modulation source. The choices are: [SINE], TRIANGLE [TRIANG], [PEAK], [RANDOM], [SQUARE], [RAMP], Sample and Hold [SMPHLD], Envelop [ENVLOP], or [ADSR]. In addition, the Expression Pedal [EXPPDL] can be chosen as a source. When [EXPPDL] is chosen, the current preset’s pedal mapping is ignored.
Output Level
At 0 the output level is unaffected. Increase the output level of the effect by up to 20 dB or lower by 30 dB.
TEMPO ON / TEMPO OFF
Tempo is turned ON/OFF on the H9 by simultaneously pressing the Right Footswitch and the PRESETS button. With Tempo OFF, tapping can be used to adjust delay parameter values (displayed as milliseconds or Hz). With Tempo ON, tempo is in BPM.
Active
Turn effect on or off..
Slow/Fast
Set modulation speed to fast or slow.
TAP
If Tempo is ON, the display indicates the current tempo in BPM (30 to 500 BPM) while tapping and the Tap LED will blink at the BPM rate. If Tempo is OFF, the display indicates the parameter value (milliseconds for most algorithms).