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Sculpt

Sculpt is a multi-band distortion algorithm that gives you a degree of control that would otherwise require 3 or 4 pedals or complex plug-ins. Sculpt does this by carving the audio signal into high and low frequency bands and then allowing different levels of gain and filtering for each. This multi-band approach has been used by professionals in the studio and on stage for many years and now we’re making it available to anyone with an H9.

Overview

Sculpt Features

  • Adjustable crossover frequency (where the low and high bands are split).
  • Separate drive controls for low and high band signals.
  • Apply compression before or after distortion.
  • Compression ratio, attack and release are automatically adjusted to keep overall volume consistent.
  • Follows a player's style and compliments their playing with tunable peaking filters.
  • Filters can be placed before or after distortion.
  • Supports single or dual amp setups. Stereo out mode features unique spectral panning effects that spread the high and low bands out into the left and right channels.
  • Boost a group of frequencies before the gain circuit and cut it afterward. (Or vice versa.)
  • Unique view in H9 Control that allows you to visualize and control the parameters of the effect in realtime.
  • Switchable noise gate

Price: $19.99 for H9 and H9 Core; Free for H9 Max Owners

Videos

Presets
  • Airbag
  • AntiWah
  • Butter Churner
  • Chisel
  • Dirt Boost
  • Dissect
  • Embwahss
  • Funke Biass
  • Fuzzy Pillow
  • Honki Tonki
  • Jazzy Box
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Little Speaker
  • Meow Wow
  • MuthaShip Connect
  • Rumble Down Lo
  • Sculpt
  • Sculpt Da Bass
  • UFO Shred
  • Wahvolver
  • Wizards Tele

 

H9 Control View - Click (+) for more info

Sculpt Algorithm Controls
Mix [MIX]
The clean/dirty mix, all the way left is clean, all the way right is dirty.
Band Mix [BANDMX]
The mix between the low and high band.
Crossover Frequency [XOVER]
The crossover frequency where the low band and high band are split.
Low Drive [LDRIVE]
Overdrive of the low band signal.
High Drive [HDRIVE]
Overdrive of the high band signal.
Compressor [COMP]
Compression which is Pre (turn left) distortion, or Post (turn Right) distortion. Turn left to juice up the harmonics in the distortion, or turn right for some sparkly compressor spank. The Sculpt compressor is specially designed to vary the numerous parameters of a typical compressor such as the ratio, attack, release and the makeup gain to keep the overall loudness consistent.
Low Boost [LOWBST]
Boosts the low end either Pre (turn left) distortion for chuggier low end, or Post (turn Right) distortion for smoother low end.
Filter-Pre [FLTPRE]
Peaking filter before the distortion. Turning left sweeps a cutting filter up in frequency. Turning right sweeps a boosting filter up in frequency, similar to having a parked wah before the distortion. Smoothly changes when connected to an expression pedal.
Filter-Post [FLTPST]
Peaking filter after the distortion. Turning left sweeps a cutting filter up in frequency. Turning right sweeps a boosting filter up in frequency, similar to having a parked wah after the distortion. Smoothly changes when connected to an expression pedal.
Envelope Follower [ENVFLT]
Envelope follower that modulates both [FLTPRE] and [FLTPST] according to this input sensitivity setting. The values of [FLTPRE] and [FLTPST] become the depths that the envelop glides up to. Interesting dynamic changes are achieved when pre and post and set to opposite sweeps, e.g. Pre boost, and Post cut, etc.
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..
HotSwitch
The Middle Footswitch can be programmed to act on the loaded Preset as a programmable controller allowing the user to switch between the normal Preset parameter values and a programmed, alternate set of parameter values. It’s like having two Presets in one.
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).
Sculpt Secondary Controls