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razingspiral 2012-12-12 14:41

Polar Tips (Guitars, Pads etc.)

Having recently aquired Polar I finally sat down with it and started playing above and beyond basic presets and combinators. I came up with a guitar patch that was really fun and atmospheric to play with. Here's the set up it's pretty basic >

Audio Track (Guitar In) > Line 6 amp to taste (in this case clean) > Spider Audio Splitter

> Line Mixer Ch1 (for clean signal)
> Line Mixer Ch2 (panned for width)
> Polar1 with shifter 1 detuned a few cent with some feedback > The Echo > Line Mixer Ch3

I added another Polar (with exaggerated settings compared to 1) to the breakout jacks of The Echo and set high dispersion for a nice wide pad sound.

Finally I adjusted the delay buffer of Polar1, gave it some LFO and set the master override of the delay buffer to the sustain pedal of my master keyboard. This creates some really nice textures: either let a chord ring out or stamp on that pedal and allow the delay buffer to hold and slightly mangle the sound and noodle over the top.

I'm just learning what Polar is capable of but so far I'm really impressed. Anyone else have ideas they'd like to share?

rickblackdog 2012-12-13 00:27

How about trying dry signal > spider. One split to line6 & flavour to taste then another split to a different line 6 flavour then add polar. Maybe a third split to polar separately.

ayello 2012-12-13 07:37

i m very interrested by your setting
can you post this a a combinator ?


razingspiral 2012-12-14 21:51

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Here you go. It's not quite as described since I didn't save that. I've recreated it as an effects combi. Just put your amp'ed guitar (or anything else) into it. I've set up some controls on the combi. But you might get better results just changing the echo times/pitch values etc. I've found just striking a chord and hitting 'lock' produces quite nice sounds (since it's modulating the lock buffer and the feed back is being re-pitched).

Hopefully it should make sense but give me a shout if you have any questions.

I'd be interested in hearing other ideas for using polar.


moneykube 2012-12-15 01:30

Thanx psychobyatch... just starting to explore Polar... I will post anything I discover that might be of interest.

ayello 2012-12-15 03:56

Thank you
I ve tested your Combinator , it's excellent
I was using Polar simply until now.
Your Combinator expand my horizon.

Please let me know if you do some more.

Thanks again


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