Wahwah lead

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symfomaan
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Wahwah lead

Post by symfomaan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:45 am

I want to make a lead sound on my Voyager with a wahwah effect to be activated with my modulation wheel.

Anybody can help me how to do it?

Any suggestions would be welcome!

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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by Just Me » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:17 am

Mod wheel to filter cutoff.
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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by symfomaan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:55 am

Tried that one, but that's no wahwah....

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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by theglyph » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:47 am

Yup! Set the Mod buss Soruce to ON, Destination to Filt., Shaping to ON, Amount to 10. Turn down the Filter Cutoff and turn up the Filter Resonance to just before it starts to self oscillate.

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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by symfomaan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:49 pm

Thanks for the tip. But this sounds more like a weewee than a wahwah :lol:

I think it's not possible to create the typical wah sound with just the filter cut off.

There is a preset which comes close: T.Wolfs Guitar. (I have moved it, not sure which preset it was originally). But this is done with the sync and I want to create a saw lead without the sync characteristic....

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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by MarkM » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:03 pm

Wahs are created via a bandpass filter and not a lo pass filter.
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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by symfomaan » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:12 am

Sounds promising, this bandpass filter option. Could you please explain a bit more? How to use this with a modulation wheel?

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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by Just Me » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:17 am

There is no bandpass filter on a Voyager. You can attempt to emulate one sort of by setting the filter to HP/LP and adjusting it with the Cutoff and Spacing control and then using Mod wheel to adjust Cutoff. Probably work best with MONO Out.
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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by MarkM » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:46 am

I just bought a used Dunlop Cry Baby wah pedal for less than $60. That is certainly a cheap and effective way to get what you are looking for.
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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by symfomaan » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:06 pm

Is there no other way? The T.Wolfs Guitar preset has the wahwah effect I am looking for. The point is that the wahwah is there but the modulation is automatised. Don't know how to create the wahwah effect with the modulation wheel.

Moreover, it's a synced sound.... And I want it on a sawtooth. :?:

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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by EricK » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:35 pm

I haven't examined the T WOlf preset.

Try to isolate exactly where the modulation is occuring and what is causing it, then eliminate it.

Or you can just program the lead that you want, and in addition to using the tips above, try to go in the menu and change the filter poles.
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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by diddi_jo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:18 am

A HP/LP filter in serial connection is truly a bandpass filter (wah-wah). A crybaby pedal will however sound a bit different from voyagers own bandpass.
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Re: Wahwah lead

Post by psicolor » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:17 pm

hook up a talkbox, stick the tube in your mouth, press a key and say "wahwah"! :wink:
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