Poly Effects Hector Puts A Virtual Modular In Your Eurorack Modular


In his latest loopop video, synthesist Ziv Eliraz takes a look at the Poly Effects Hector. Poly Effects Hector is a virtual modular environment for your Eurorack modular setup, containing over 100 virtual modules that can interact with the rest of your rack through 6 inputs and 8 outputs for CV and audio.


Hector contains a variety of modules, from the simple and functional – LFOs, quantizers, filters –  to the highly advanced. Among the most interesting on offer are the granular texture synthesizer, controllable chaos generator, and a meta modulator with seven blendable signal-combining algorithms. There is also a EDP-style looper module capable of looping multiple tracks simultaneously.


In addition, Hector brings convolution reverb technology to your modular, an effect that has long remained in the domain of DAWs, thanks to its CPU-intensive nature. Hector is completely lacking in any hardware controls and operated using a touch-screen that controls the virtual modular environment. However, module parameters can be controlled using CV or mapped to external MIDI controllers.


If the idea gives an overview of a virtual-modular-in-a-modular seems puzzling, Eliraz gives an overview of the module, compares it with the guitar effect version of it called Beebo, does a walkthrough of a quad delay Frippertronics-style patch compares it to other options, you can see how the Hector’s 100+ modules, effects and functions can bring some serious creative and experimental capability to your modular system.


Topics covered:


0:00 Intro

1:35 vs Beebo

3:20 Patching

8:15 MIDI learn

8:55 Spotlight

10:25 This setup

12:15 Fripp patch

13:20 Latency

14:15 Mutable ports

16:05 Rings

16:50 Into Clouds

17:30 Marbles

18:20 Grids

20:10 Euclidean seq

21:15 Loopler EDP

22:20 Competition

24:45 Pros & cons

29:25 Outro


The Poly Effects Hector is available now for $599.



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