The following is an explanation of the three built-in effects in Torq LE:
A Phaser is a somewhat mellower version of the Flanger. Like the Flanger, a Phaser works on the principle of mixing
two identical audio sources together. However, unlike a Flanger, the timing difference between the two audio sources
is very small. The result is that some of the frequencies in the song will be removed or "cancelled out." Some people
describe this sound as a "wind tunnel" effect.
< Enable Button
This button will turn the effect on and off.
< Tweak Knob and Button
The function of the Phaser's Tweak knob is determined by the state of the Tweak button:
» When the Tweak button is off, the Phaser will be in Manual mode. The Tweak knob will then control the
phase of the effect.
» If the Tweak button is on, the Phaser will be in Automatic mode. In this mode, the phase will be adjusted
automatically. The Tweak knob will then set the rate of the automatic adjustment—turning the knob
clockwise will increase the modulation rate.
A coffee ﬁlter is designed to stop coffee grounds while allowing water to pass through. Audio ﬁlters work in a similar
fashion: they prevent particular frequency ranges within an audio signal from passing through the effect. Filters come
in a variety of ﬂavors and Torq LE features three of the most popular types: Low-Pass, High-Pass, and Band-Pass. The
names of these ﬁlters are descriptive of what they do. A Low-Pass ﬁlter, for example, will only allow low frequencies
(bass tones) to pass through—it will remove the high-frequency (treble) content from the audio signal. A High-Pass
ﬁlter works the other way: it allows the treble to pass through while bass is removed. A Band-Pass ﬁlter is essentially
a High- and Low-Pass ﬁlter put together: it will remove high and low frequencies from the audio signal, only allowing a
narrow band of frequencies to pass.
The most important parameter for a ﬁlter is its Cutoff Frequency. It determines the frequency where a ﬁlter will begin to
stop frequencies. For example, when using a Low-Pass ﬁlter with a cutoff frequency of 1kHz, frequencies below 1kHz
will pass through the ﬁlter unaffected while the frequencies above 1kHz are reduced or removed. While there are other
parameters that also affect the behavior of a ﬁlter, Cutoff Frequency is the parameter that you'll be controlling in Torq.
< Enable button
This button will turn the Dual-Filter on and off.
< Tweak Button
The Tweak button is used to set the ﬁlter mode for the Dual-Filter effect. When this button is off, the two ﬁlters
(High-Pass and Low-Pass) will be adjusted only one at a time. When you turn this button on, the High-Pass and
Low-Pass ﬁlters will be linked, thus creating a Band-Pass ﬁlter where both ﬁlters are adjusted simultaneously.
Torq MixLab User Guide
Torq MixLab User Guide