A couple of days ago I saw that Electro-Harmonix mentioned this demo/overview of the EHX Ring Thing Ring Modulator pedal by Guitar World’s Paul Riario. I thought Paul did good job showing a variety of tones. Not just focusing on the craziness that ring modulators can do, but showing some good useable varieties. This pedal definitely has a ton of options.
Here is the official description of the Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing Ring Modulator:
The Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing is a single sideband modulator, presenting state-of-the-art modulation control to allow the user to explore a new sonic world that’s both familiar and inventive. Complex modulations with interactive parameters create any sound your mind can imagine. From metallic sweeps to subtle color changes to unique and limitless modulations, the Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing effects pedal will become your sonic dream machine.
Articulate pitch shifting, preset tuning, selectable waveforms and external control delivers sound designer mystery, with a Rock and Roll edge.
The EHX Ring Thing effect pedal has four selectable modes that use either frequency or pitch shift modulation: Ring Modulation, Side Modulation, Single Sideband—Upper Band, Single Sideband—Lower Band, and Pitch Shift. The ring modulator section builds upon the original EHX Frequency Analyzer, adding to it selectable carrier waveforms, sweepable filter, presets, and expression pedal control. Single-sideband modulation is a new effect based on ring modulation but with only one band present, making it a more harmonious effect. Finally, EHX added a powerful modulatable pitch shifter to this guitar pedal that can do detune effects, vibrato, chorus, transpose, or even whammy when you use an external expression pedal.
Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing Modulator Guitar Effects Pedal Features:
* Multi-wave selection for modulation and Ring Mod
* Low pass Filter for Ring Mod and single side band modes
* Fine and depth control for frequency select and amount
* Tune switch to adjust frequency to your pitch
* Upper and lower sideband isolation
* High quality whammy style effects with expression pedal
* Pitch shifting with pitch modulation and vibrato
* Fully programmable
Here is the video by GuitarWorld: