Rick DiFonzo, Finisher VOODOO consultant and world-class guitarist, sent us this as a suggestion for the user guide:
“Open Finisher VOODOO in your favorite DAW. Pick a preset from the list. Turn the big knob to get more of whatever effect you’ve chosen, and play with the four smaller knobs till you get what you want. Repeat as necessary”.
Although the Modes are more visible on the UI, the Presets are really what you want to play with first. The difference? A preset changes all settings of VOODOO, including levels, Mode, Finisher knob, and Vari knobs. The Mode just switches the effect configuration but leaves the knobs and levels alone.
What’s Inside Finisher VOODOO?
You could think of Finisher VOODOO as a huge effect rack with almost unlimited slots for effect processors, all of which can be activated and adjusted at a simple click on the Mode selector.
Finisher VOODOO features over 30 different effect types – from simple Chorus to Multiband Distortion, from Convolution to Grain Pitch, from Multimode Filters to Multitap Delays - with a total of over 70 Effect Slots distributed across 2 Busses plus a Master Bus. That’s quite some real estate if you’d try to build that in hardware.
The knobs can be wired to every parameter of every active effect, in varying degrees. No worries – this has already been done for you.
For example, the big orange Finisher knob always blends between dry signal and effect, often also speeding up a phaser while introducing a little distortion and mixing in a dash of reverb.
The four Vari knobs adjust the effect to your scenario or taste.
Every Mode and its Knob assignments are a complex sound design piece to create one particular “change of scene” for your track.
Switch Modes, turn the knobs – and make your tracks more beautiful, interesting, bigger, tougher, or change them entirely. Achieving the same dynamic and motion in conventional effect plugins would require dozens of automation lanes and kill serendipity entirely.