# [PD] How to implement amount control to amplitude modulation?

Ingo ingo at miamiwave.com
Fri Sep 5 21:00:05 CEST 2014

```Easiest way is to set your multiplicator (here [+~ 0.5] before the [+~ 1]
Then change the value between 0 and 1.

with 1 or you wont hear anything before the amplitude modulation starts.

Another way would be to blend between the dry and the wet signal.

Ingo

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> Pedroza
> Gesendet: Freitag, 5. September 2014 20:39
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> Betreff: [PD] How to implement amount control to amplitude modulation?
>
> I'm trying to implement amount control to amplitude modulation similar to
> the amount control of frequency modulation. The more amount, the more
> amplitude variation. The problem is that I can't figure out how to
> implement it correctly.
>
> Here is a simple amplitude modulation patch:
> http://i.imgur.com/gsVDyw1.png
>
> The idea is that when no amount is applied, no modulation can be heard,
> and as the amount is raised the modulation becomes more prominent, and
> when the amount is at the max the carrier's amplitude is being modulated
> all the way to zero amp.
>
> But how do I do that? Here is a patch where there is a control for the
> amplitude of the modulator: http://i.imgur.com/DJIIfQs.png
>
> The problem here is that, as we are multiplying both signals, the control
> also lowers and raises the amplitude of the carrier. So when the "amount"
> is zero, there is no signal. That "amount" control ends up modifying the
> amplitude of the carrier too. It's not so much of an amount control, and
> ends up being a volume control for the carrier too.
>
> How can an amount control for amplitude modulation be implemented? At the
> lowest amount there is no modulation, and as the amount rises the
> modulation becomes more intense. Is there a way to do this?
>
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