Make Unique Sounds With the Sideband module in Zebra
The sideband module in Zebra is great for a wide variety of sounds, let’s learn more about this great little module!
In essence the sideband module in Zebra is just a frequency shifter, like the one you find in the insert effects section in NI Massive or in various modular systems.
A frequency shifter is also called a Bode shifter, after it’s creator Harald Bode.
This handy little device shifts the incoming signal in Hertz rather than ratios, this means that it is very difficult to use when you want to make melodic sounds, but great for a whole range of other stuff!
You can make great chorus sounds, flange effects or weird shifting pads, all with this little module.
The sideband module in zebra is even more flexible.
Because it is a stereo frequency shifter we can alternate between the two “bands” or channels using the offset knob.
Additionally we can choose 3 bipolar frequency ranges, 10Hz, 200 Hz, and 4000Hz, in this case bipolar means that we can alternate which frequencies are going to be the loudest.
If we turn the control to the right the upper sideband is going to be louder then the lower one, and vice versa.
And off course, in good old Zebra fashion, we can modulate all the controls as much as we want to, and this is definitely recommended!
Try to route an LFO too the frequency for example, or modulate the mix, or the offset! The sky is the limit here.
If you want to experiment to create some new and unique sounds the SideBand module is definately a must to check out!