Effect Panel

All eight synth voices are routed through the effect panel. The effect modules can be used to add texture and interest to your sounds. Pegboard includes four stereo effects: distortion, flanger, delay, and reverb.

Distortion. The distortion module generates nonlinear distortion. This is the type of distortion an amplifier produces. The feedback parameter emulates the sound of putting a microphone close to the amplifier and producing feedback.

Flanger. A flanger is nothing more than a short delay that is modulated. It produces a whooshing sound in the high frequencies. This is similar to the sound of a sweeping comb filter.

Delay. The delay module simply delays the output of the signal. Combining this with feedback allows you to create dub and echo effects. Short delays introduce phasing which tend to generate a metallic timbre.

Reverb. This effect is a plate reverb emulation. Size controls the room size. Damping controls the softness of the room. If the reverb sounds too artificial, increase the damping to reduce the high-frequency reflections. Stereo controls the spatial spread of the reverb and is useful for widening the sound.

Too many effects can cause high CPU usage on older devices. Audio dropouts and glitches are almost always caused by high CPU usage. This is less of a problem on newer devices.