Describing the basic effects that form Pio colorFX, TP3 mixerFX and TP2 macroFX
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    Default Describing the basic effects that form Pio colorFX, TP3 mixerFX and TP2 macroFX

    One of the best features of Pioneer mixers, TP3 and TP2.6 are the single-knob sound color FX / mixerFX / macroFX.
    I would like to memorize them better by finding their base effects (delay, echo, filter, reverb, flanger, beatmasher, bitcrush, white noise).

    All comments are welcome, and I will keep the list updated.

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    To test: loop a simple beat and characterize what you hear based on basic FX concepts.
    to test delay/echo/reverb presence, stop the track to hear the FX tail.

    TP3 MIXERFX:

    https://djtechtools.com/2018/10/18/t...res-whats-new/
    • Reverb: resonant reverb + heavy filter
    • Dual Delay: 1/2 delay + filter
    • Dotted Delay: heavy delay (staccato)


    • Noise: white noise + filter
    • Time Gater: ON/OFF BPM-sync + filter
    • Flanger: 4-beat flanger + filter
    • Barber Pole: soft Shepard Tone
    • Crush: bit crush (no pitch increase) + filter
    • Filter: Filter + Light resonance


    TP2.6 MACROFX:
    https://techtools.zendesk.com/hc/en-...4-NEW-MACRO-FX
    https://crossfadr.com/2012/11/21/ove...o-2-6-release/
    • Wormhole = heavy filter + heavy flanger + delay (Buildup//breakdown)
    • PolarWind = heavy flanger (coloring) + light filter + reverb (Mixing/punch in)
    • FlightTest = heavy echo + resonant filter (Punch In)
    • LaserSlicer = heavy beatmasher + flanger (Punch in/buildup/breakdown)


    • DarkMatter = heavy crush + delay + compression (for Mixing)
    • Zzzurp = related to Ringmodulator (masher + flanger + crush + reverb) (Punch in/breakdown)
    • EventHorizon = heavy filter + echo (Breakdown/punch in)
    • Bass-o-Matic = heavy triplets slicer (Punch in/breakdown) slicer


    • Strrretch (Slow) = loop sampler (Buildup/breakdown)
    • Strrretch (Fast) = loop sampler (Buildup/breakdown)
    • GranuPhase = delay to 2nd and 4th beat (Punch in/buildup/breakdown)



    Normal effects:
    Last edited by djestrela; 02-05-2020 at 01:19 PM.
    Gear: DDJ-1000, DDJ-SZ, DDJ-SX2, Akai AMX. Laptop: Dell XPS 15
    Mappings for all this gear: https://my.djtechtools.com/users/830428

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    Below, definitions from the basic effects, and the pioneer suite of NX2 effects as described in their manual.

    Basic FX:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_...#Audio_effects
    1. delay = repeat sound once after X beats (can be fractional)
    2. echo = repeat sound multiple times, with decreasing intensity
    3. reverb = repeat sound multiple times heavyly very soon
    4. flanger = a single delay with very short duration (short phase)
    5. filter = lower/cut or raise specific frequencies



    • overdrive = clipping to increase loudnes
    • pitch = changing tone with same tempo
    • resonators = emphasize harmonic frequency content on specified frequencies.
    • modulation = change frequency in relation to a signal
    • compression = reduction of dynamic range
    • gate = ON/OFF synced to BPM





    DJM-900NX2 ColourFX:
    http://docs.pioneerdj.com/Manuals/DJ...BEgKVcPD_BwE#/
    • Space = reverb
    • dub echo = echo
    • sweep = gate (left) / filter (right)
    • noise = white noise + filter
    • crush = reduce bit resolution + filter
    • filter = filter + resonance



    • jet = flanger
    • pitch = tone change
    • gate comp = gate (left) / compressor (right)



    DJM-900NX2 Beat FX:
    http://docs.pioneerdj.com/Manuals/DJ...BEgKVcPD_BwE#/
    • Delay = delay
    • multi tap delay = delay
    • Echo = echo
    • low cut echo = echo
    • Ping Pong = delay



    • Reverb = reverb
    • Spiral = reverb + pitch
    • Trans(form) = Gate
    • Filter = Filter



    • Flanger = Flanger
    • Phaser = Flanger
    • Pitch = Pitch



    • Roll = loop sampler (once)
    • Slip Roll = Loop Sampler (can be restarted)
    • Rev Rol = Loop sampler reversed
    • Helix = Loop Sampler
    • melodic = Sampler



    • Vinyl Brake = Constant tempo down
    • robot = vocoder (?)
    • enigma jet = Shepard Tone + flanger
    • Mobius saw = Shepard Tone
    • Mobius triangle = Shepard Tone
    Gear: DDJ-1000, DDJ-SZ, DDJ-SX2, Akai AMX. Laptop: Dell XPS 15
    Mappings for all this gear: https://my.djtechtools.com/users/830428

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