The Secret Life of the TipTop Z-DSP

Most of you will be familiar with the TipTop Z-DSP effects module. It’s a great module which offers some excellent reverb, echo and sound mangling apps. These apps are distributed on a little Game Boy card, so it’s not a one stop shopping module. However, the Valhalla reverb card is more reverb than you’ll ever need and DragonFly renders some pretty cool echo. These cards come with the module. But


One of the most underestimated aspects of music production is creating a soundstage. We’re all familar with left, right and center, but it doesn’t end there. There’s also front and back. We can create an illusion of a 3D space by playing with volume, EQ, echo and reverb. A near sound is bright, clear and easy to pinpoint in the L/R/Center field. The sound will be reflected in the soundstage.


TINRS Tuesday Yes I know. It’s a weird name for a module. It’s manufactured by TINRS, an acronym for This Is Not Rocket Science. Tuesday is a sequencer, but it does its melodies through algorithms instead of programming steps. It looks stunning. It has X, Y and I inputs which influence the notes and intervals of the melody. It has outputs for note, gate, accent and velocity. Accent allows you