RR 21 Inversed Polarity Pan


To better understand the concept of inversed polarity we start with a simple patch: PolarityPan.cmb
Again this patch is best used as an insert effect, you can try it f.e. on your entire mix.

We flip the rack to have a look at the routing.

The Combinator output to devices is routed to a Spider Audio. One split goes into a Micromix, one channel each for both left and right. The other split is routed into a Thor. The main outputs of the Thor are both routed to a channel on the Micromix. The master output of the Micromix is connected to the from devices input of the Combinator.

As you can see no oscillator or filter is selected in Thor and both Trigger types are disabled. Only the modulation bus is used.

We have as Source1 Audio In1 and as Destination1 Audio Out1. So Audio In1 is routed to Audio Out1. But since Amount1 is set to –100 the polarity of the output is inversed. And again Source2 is Audio In2 with Destination2 Audio Out2. This modulation also has Amount2 set to –100. So again, the polarity of the output is simply inversed, the level stays the same, nothing else happens.

The Rotaries on the Combinator control the panpots for the 4 channels of the Micromix and the Buttons control the Mute buttons of the Micromix.

Although this patch is simple in design it may be difficult at first to grasp as to what it does. Before you continue this tutorial on inversed polarity I would like to suggest to first try this patch for yourself. Hopefully it will give you a first idea of what inversed polarity can do.