Ring Thing

Single Sideband Modulator

The Ring Thing presents state of the art modulation control allowing the user to explore a new sonic world that is both familiar and inventive. Complex modulations with interactive parameters create any sound your mind can imagine. From metallic sweeps to subtle color changes to unique and limitless modulations, the Ring Thing will become your sonic dream machine.

Articulate pitch shifting, preset tuning, selectable waveforms and external control delivers sound designer mystery, with a Rock and Roll edge.


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Posted 7/23/2013


Great demo of the 8 Step Program Analog Expression/CV Sequencer by “JJ Likes Guitar.”

The 8 Step Program plugs into the expression pedal or CV input of other effects pedals and synthesizers delivering rhythmic sequencer control. It can turn an ordinary auto-wah into a step filter, a tremolo into a syncopated pulse effect and a pitch-shifter into an arpeggiator. Here JJ shows what it can do with the Stereo Talking Machine Vocal Formant Filter and the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator.

Thanks to JJ for the great video, visit JJ here:
https://www.facebook.com/jjlikesguitar


Posted 6/4/2013


Modern horn players are embracing the way effects pedals help them expand the boundaries of their axes. Whether it’s turning a tenor sax into a baritone, empowering a trombone to play chords, or enabling horn players to create avant-garde soundscapes that were once beyond their reach, EHX is at the fore of this innovation.

Here, saxophonist Geoff Countryman and trombonist Rick Parker explore how the EHX H.O.G.2, Ring Thing and Superego Synth Engine open new doors for the creative horn player.





Posted 6/3/2013


Manel Guzman explores the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator on bass.

Posted 5/28/2013

EHX EFFECTOLOGY
Mr. Effectology, Bill Ruppert, pays homage to the Pink Floyd creation, “On the Run,” a track from their 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. The tune was originally created using an EMS synthesizer. Here, Bill unleashes his powers of prestidigitation to re-create the original instrumental using (only) his guitar, EHX effects pedals, and a whole lot of talent and imagination.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

Previous episodes:

Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 5/20/2013



Videosongster, Bayu Ardianto, checks in from Indonesia with his latest offering.  The band’s (Lola Bangs the Drum)  message is that love isn’t logical. Bayu says he used a lot of EHX effects in this production, as follows:

HOG Harmonic Octave Generator: pianica, synthesizer
Stereo Electric Mistress Flanger: synthesizer
44 Magnum Power Amp: bass, Rhodes, guitar cabinet
Stereo Talking Machine Vocal Formant Filter: electric guitar
Deluxe Memory Man Echo/Chorus/Vibrato: electric guitar
Ring Thing Single Sidebande Modulator: electric guitar
LPB-1 Linear Power Booster: electric guitar
LPB-1 electric guitar
Big Muff Pi: electric guitar

Posted 11/28/2012



Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, etc.), Described by some as an Alien prequel, it stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Sound mixer, Ron Bartlett, talks about the soundtrack that he and fellow re-recording mixer, Doug Hemphill, worked on.

“When I learned that we were going to mix Prometheus” for Ridley Scott, I was very excited,” adds Bartlett. “I wanted to tie in some of the original aesthetics from the first Alien film. We studied the voice processing of the android character in Alien and re-created that sound very closely. It involved a lot of fun experimenting with various vintage guitar pedals — and some new ones as well.” (source Motion Picture Editors Guild)

One of the pedals was the EHX Ring Thing Single Sideband modulator and another was the Micro POG, Polyphonic Octave Generator. Here are a couple of photos from the Prometheus Blu-Ray Documentary.

Posted 10/15/2012



Xtimehascomex demos the EHX Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator

Posted 3/29/2012



Kayzer demos the Ring Thing’s factory preset programs.

Posted 2/22/2012



FleXeuS plays through his favorite presets on the EHX Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator. The Ring Thing can deliver everything from ear curling dissonance to intergalactic laser sweeps to the sweetest tremolo.

Posted 1/27/2012



Effectologist extraordinaire, Bill Ruppert, defies the impossible to re-create the theme from the movie Blade Runner. Using “only” his Electro-Harmonix pedals and unbridled imagination, the maestro delivers an auditory tour-de-force.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

Previous episodes:

Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 1/13/2012



Total Guitar magazine put the EHX Ring Thing and Way Huge Electronics Ringworm in a “Head to Head” gear matchup. When the dust cleared, the Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing had earned their highest rating, 5 Stars, and a Total Guitar Best Buy Award. (Ringworm got 4 stars only.)

Read Total Guitar’s Ring Thing here.

Posted 12/19/2011



“The envelope, please.” The multi-talented Bayu Ardianto captures a first-place win with his latest VideoSong, Inveitability, in the IndieFone Film Festival. Bayu relied on EHX pedals to help him score.

The pedals used in this VideoSong are:

1. Double Muff (electric guitar)
2. Cathedral (electric guitar)
3. Stereo Electric Mistress (electric guitar)
4. Neo Mistress (electric guitar)
5. Ring Thing (electric guitar)
6. Voice Box (pianica)
7. HOG (synthesizer)
8. LPB-1 (electric guitar)
9. Metal Muff (electric guitar)

Congratulations, Bayu!

Posted 11/7/2011


Timely Tone TIp for Changing Presets.

People have complained of having to bend down during a performance to change presets on units like the Stereo Memory Man/Hazarai, The Ring Thing, Voice Box and the Cathedral.

What many do not know is that these pedals were ergonomically designed to be controlled by your feet.

The white preset/mode knob is perfectly positioned to be operated by the side of your right foot.

Use the side of your foot to select the preset position. Then carefully tap straight down on the white knob to activate the preset.

With a little practice your feet will be in control. Then you’ll be able to keep your hands where they belong…on the guitar!

Below is a demo video:

Previous Tone Tips posts:

Stay tuned, more Tone Tips posts coming soon!

Posted 11/1/2011



Legendary Guitarist Rodrigo Lanceloti checks in from Brazil with a video showcasing the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator, Stereo Talking Machine and Ring Thing.

Posted 9/28/2011



Brazilian rocker, Rodrigo Lanceloti, gets down with the EHX Ring Thing.

Posted 7/6/2011



Bill Ruppert is a Jedi Master at the art of creating soundscapes that are truly not of this world. Travel along with Bill, into the astral plane, as he explores the outer limits of “Paranormal Guitar Effects.” In this latest edition of Effectology, Bill once again uses “only” his guitar and Electro-Harmonix effects pedals to conjure aliens, poltergeists and more!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

Previous episodes:

Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 5/24/2011



Guitarist, producer, composer and author, Joshua Craig, shows the heavier side of the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator. To learn more about Josh, who’s lent his talents to everyone from Christina Aguilera to Dr. Dre, and his newest release with The Alien Blakk, go to www.thealienblakk.com .

Posted 4/19/2011

EHX FLASHBACK

1977. A gallon of gas cost about 62 cents. In Hollywood, Rocky wins the Oscar for Best Picture. Here in New York, Beatlemania opens on Broadway.
Down on West 23rd Street, Mike Matthews and Electro-Harmonix are busy introducing new products including the “way out” Frequency Analyzer with ads like this.
The Frequency Analyzer was the predecessor of the new and ultra-powerful Ring Thing, Single Sideband Modulator.

Click here to see the full ad

Frequency Analyzer

Previous Flashback posts:

Stay tuned, more EHX Flashback

Posted 3/25/2011



Guitar World’s Gear Editor Paul Riario states, “Today we’re going to be looking at an awesome new stomp box from Electro-Harmonix, the Ring Thing,” and takes you on an extended guided tour of this pedal.

Posted 12/6/2010


Guitar World magazine just bestowed a Platinum Award on the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator.

In a recent review entitled, “Lord of the Rings,” GW said, “An incredibly versatile and useful effect, the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator creates a wide variety of pro-quality sounds, from weird and unworldly to refined and beautiful.”

Click here to read the entire review

Ring Thing Review

For a guided video tour of the Ring Thing click here: Ring Thing Tour
For a demo by Effectologist, Bill Ruppert, click here: Ring Thing Demo

Posted 9/29/2010

Ring Thing review from the Spanish magazine Musico Pro

Click here for the review

Posted 9/23/2010
Music Toyz explores the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator, a pedal that Guitar Player magazine reviewer, Michael Ross, said, "jams over a grand's worth of gear into one stellar sounding effect."

Posted 7/6/2010

Posted 5/27/2010

Posted 5/10/2010

Whatsthatdudeplay.com is a popular music website with a focus on effects pedals. They just created their first ever “test drive composition” featuring the Electro-Harmonix 22 Caliber Power Amp, Cathedral Stereo Reverb, Deluxe Memory Boy Analog Delay with Tap Tempo, V256 Vocoder and Ring Thing Sideband Modulator.

You can hear it here.

Posted 5/3/2010

Read what one recent Ring Thing user is saying about the experience.

Click Here for the review

Posted 4/28/2010

Posted 3/22/2010

Sonic Master, Bill Ruppert, will dazzle you with the sounds he creates using the Ring Thing Single Sideband Modulator.

Posted 3/16/2010

The Ring Thing presents single sideband, modulation control allowing the user to explore a new sonic world. Complex modulations with interactive parameters create sounds that will inspire and make your creative spirit soar. From subtle color changes, through metallic sweeps, to unique and limitless moving harmonies, the Ring Thing will become your sonic dream machine.

See and hear how the Ring Thing delivers sound designer mystery with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.

Posted 1/12/2010
The Deluxe Memory Boy is the newest delay from the Memory Man family. Quality IC's deliver warm and organic analog tones while "tap tempo" allows you to always be in sync with the groove. Choose five note divisions for metronomic variances. Sweet modulations can be set while the expression pedal input gives you external control. The Deluxe Memory Boy is the most flexible analog delay ever designed.
In the studio or in performance The Deluxe Memory Boy will become a mainstay in your arsenal.

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The Ring Thing presents state of the art modulation control allowing the user to explore a new sonic world that is both familiar and inventive. Complex modulations with interactive parameters create any sound your mind can imagine. From metallic sweeps to subtle color changes to unique and limitless modulations,the Ring Thing will become your sonic dream machine.
Articulate pitch shifting, preset tuning, selectable waveforms and external control delivers sound designer mystery, with a Rock and Roll edge.

Available Now


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Quick Specs
Multi-wave selection for modulation and Ring Mod
Low pass Filter for Ring Mod and single side band modes
Fine and depth control for frequency select and amount
Tune switch to adjust frequency to your pitch
Upper and lower sideband isolation
High quality whammy style effects with expression pedal
Pitch shifting with pitch modulation and vibrato
Fully programmable
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