Definition of ring modulator in US English:

ring modulator


  • An electronic circuit, especially in a musical instrument, that incorporates a closed loop of four diodes and can be used for the balanced mixing and modulation of signals.

    • ‘The famous harsh, metallic sound of the most evil creatures is created by speaking through a device called a ring modulator.’
    • ‘His equipment is often home-made, and his cheap samplers are cobbled together with vintage tape echo machines and ring modulators.’