Create a haze of fuzzy tones and lo-fi lushness!
Fuzz effects work great on synths, drums and acoustic instruments… With audio at the ready, let’s dive in!
Let’s start with a dynamic fuzz patch. Use a monosynth (or simple synth patch) and set the Fuzz Factory conservatively, adding colour that we’ll push further. Now patch your velocity CV to drive and/or dry/wet for a dynamic fuzz that responds to dynamics.
The Instant Lo-Fi Junky responds best when there’s an element of sustain in the input. Try blending plucked percussive sounds with a rich pad then use an LFO to move between the brighter compression and lo-fi settings for a thick moving lo-fi tone.
What’s better than accenting your riffs with some real ‘hair on your chest’ fuzz action? For this patch nothing! Patch up a 303 style acid line and use the accent out from your sequencer to adjust gate, comp and drive settings for a unique accent effect.
The Lo-Fi Junky can mimic tape or vinyl warble beautifully. Patch in your audio, turn the effect to fully wet and adjust the speed and depth for a gorgeous chorus/vibrato. Playing with the modulation waveform allows for a range of warbles and thick modulations.
Program a beat with 808 or 606-style drum sounds and drive the Fuzz Factory hard then dial back the dry/wet blend to create a thick and fuzzy backdrop for your beats. This will keep your beats punchy while adding a controllable sustained low-end.
With the Instant Lo-Fi Junky we can create non modulating FX by turning down the depth on the vibrato/chorus. This gives us compression and filtering; try using envelopes and LFOs to dry/wet and the comp/lo-fi blend for shifting tonal changes.