Favorite Modulation Effect?

Lots of different sounds can be made. From tremolo to metal grinding effects. Typically just a little wet in the mix is best. Too much is often too crazy and that's where ring mod gets a bad rap. Fixed pitch is good for tremolo. Variable pitch tracking for leads and riffs.

Ring mod isn't instant love. I used to hate it. But over time, I've experimented with it and found many sweet spots. It can sound especially glorious in stereo applications.
Thanks TJ! I'll give it a spin.

Where would you place them in the signal chain if you were rather new to ring mods?
 
Rotary.

Dimension 2 chorus (Fractal) with very low mix.
Similar for me... Lately I've been playing with the Japan CE-2 chorus model.

I took a break from Chorus for a couple years.

For me, lower Mix and slower Rate are keys.

I also have an Envelope Phaser that I like where I assigned the envelope follower to a couple parameters so the the effect is more pronounced with heavier playing.
 
This is my current group of modulation pedals:
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The Arion SCH-1 is probably my favorite. The black pedal on the bottom right is a VFE Tractor Beam.

However, the flanger and chorus on this is amazing.
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My answer is chorus. Especially, stereo chorus.
 
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Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Vibrato, Tremolo?
Also, what do you think is the most useful modulation effect?

I started to explore the huge world of modulation effects in my modelers, something I did not do before because dry high gain was my main sound.
So far, I prefer more subtle modulation on clean sounds that doesn't sound like swishing/swirling/wobbling, I think Chorus is for me.

Also, is it me or modulation doesn't work well with overdrive/distortion?
TREMOLO-o-O-o-O-o-O!!!!!! With reverb in front.
 
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Might not be your thing, but Ariel Posen has some sort of harmonic tremolo he uses with dirt to great effect.

When I play live instead of modulation I’ll often just use a wah and rock it back and forth in time. Works good enough clean and dirty.
 
I love them all and will use them based on whatever kind of music I'm writing.

Right now, I've been experimenting more with ring modulation (using an MF Ring with expression), and classic tremolo (Pedal Pawn Chicken Quiff).
 
The more I play with flanger the more I like it. On clean guitar with low settings it's a nicer chorus than chorus. o_O
I fell for the prejudice that flanger is just jet swish simulator a la Van-Halen/Barracuda, that's actually the least useful sound in a flanger.
 
The more I play with flanger the more I like it. On clean guitar with low settings it's a nicer chorus than chorus. o_O
I fell for the prejudice that flanger is just jet swish simulator a la Van-Halen/Barracuda, that's actually the least useful sound in a flanger.

This is where I’m landing too. Or a preset with both running in parallel.

Try both of Leon’s Elastic Matress block libraries on the Frac. :chef
 
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