The Gem MODULA includes three of the most iconic modulation units in a single plugin. In addition to offering the most faithful emulation available today, it allows to extend the original tone capabilities by adding many features which are not available on the analog units.
- Emulations inspired to Dimension* D, Solina* Ensemble and SPX90*
- Dual Mode: left and right settings can be changed independently for wider stereo effects
- Input stage saturation control
- Stereo with control
- LFO shapes can be customized
- Built-In parametric equalizer
- Parameters can be controlled by envelopes
- Modulation rates can be synced to BPM
THREE UNITS IN ONE PLUGIN
The Dimension unit offers a very soft and organic modulation. It was the go-to unit for vocals in the 80s and 90s but it can also be used on a full mix to increase the space perception without adding reverb. Its input section has a very musical harmonic generation when pushed into saturation.
The Ensemble circuit was included in a line of strings machines, so it is particularly suited for synth and pad sounds. It can create a huge stereo depth on strings and soundscapes as well.
The Symphonic unit is the classic digital chorus of the 90s. It has a 3-voices modulation scheme with sinewave LFOs for heavy modulations. It was the Zakk Wylde and Mike Stern chorus, but it has heavily used on vocals and synths as well.
MODULA extends the features of the original hardware and combines the flexibility of the digital world to the character of the analog processing.
You can push into saturation the input stage of the units to drive their super-musical harmonic generation.
With the built-in parametric EQ you can sculpt the tone of the wet signal, without the need of complex external routing.
You can change the amount of the stereo width, from mono to double the original width.
Modula—terrific! The Dim D is killer and when used on Bass, Guitar Solos and Lead Vocals it was the perfect effect to add dimension and a sweet modulation to the source. The Symphonic setting are also pretty darn cool. Getting used to the Solina
- Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Bad Religion, Soundgarden...)
With the Dual-Mono Mode you can process separately the left and the right channels with different settings, in order to increase the stereo depth.
Parameters can be linked individually using the custom link panel.
ENVELOPE CONTROLLED PARAMETERS
All the main parameters can be dynamically controlled by the input envelope.
The effect will "breathe" according to the level of the input signal.
This is particularly desired in Electronic Music!
For example, the modulation speed can increase during the transients.
Or the amount of effect can be decreased on louder passages to increase their clarity, while keeping a sense of wider space on the softer parts.
CUSTOMIZE LFO SHAPES
Thanks to the analog modeling design, it is possible to virtually mod the original circuit and change the LFO and filters behavior while keeping the character of the unit.
You can experiment with LFO shapes different than the original, to change the motion of the modulation, or add resonances to transform the chorus into a flanger.