Effector provides 12 performance oriented effects that can be used one at a time. The large center X/Y pad (X/Y Parm knobs) can be linked to controllers for expressive control or used with a touch interface.

NOTE: Effector processes one effect at a time. You can load several Effectors to use multiple effects on the same channel.


From top to bottom, left to right:

Gain Controls (Top)

Modulation Controls (Left side)

X/Y Pad (Center)

LFO Modulation Parameters (Right Side)

Down the right side of the plugin are the Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) controls. The LFO is control waveform that can be linked to control the X/Y parameters of the effects above via the X MOD and Y MOD controls. In other words, automatically twist the X and Y parameter knobs for you. By selecting the Tempo switches and TEMPO multiplier knob you can sync this to the beat or put it anywhere you like.

Effects (Bottom)

Linking Effector to a Controller

These principles apply to any VST effect. In general, load your VST in Deckadance. Assign the VST parameters to Deckadance controls. Link the assigned decadance controls to your MIDI controller as follows:

  1. Open the VST panel.
  2. Select Effector. NOTE: If nothing shows you need to scan for VST plugins using the VST Plugins preferences. Effector is installed in the folder you selected for VSTs during installation. You can re-run the installer if you need to see where that is. Select that folder during the scan.
  3. For the X and Y parameters click and...
  4. Select the plugin parameters to be controlled by these knobs. The items that show in the list are targets published by the VST plugin.

Optional - If you want to link these controls to a MIDI controller then...

  1. From the Remote MIDI Control preferences make sure your MIDI controller is ON in the MIDI Inputs/Outputs section.
  2. Open the MIDI Mapping Editor so we can link Deckadance targets to the controller.
  1. Scroll down the list of Deckadance parameters and select the VST Parameter X Slot Y section (where X = the parameter knob 1 or 2 and Y = the deck).
  2. Optional - Modify the link relationship with this menu. For example 'encoders' can be used with the option of the same name.
  3. Select Learn. The target to be linked will turn green.
  4. Move/tweak the hardware control you want to use and the link is made.

    Repeat steps 7 to 10 for any other parameters you want to control.