As the name suggests, the effect modulates a specified frequency band within the sample, which results in the characteristic "Wah wah" sound. The effect is a bandpass filter with its center frequency (not to be confused with the center frequency parameter, below) alternating between a min frequency and max frequency (specified by the center frequency and depth parameters) and from max frequency to min frequency. The frequency of alternating direction is represented as a triangular wave with a frequency specified by the wah frequency parameter.

Resonance: also known as Q or emphasis, this parameter controls the resonant peak of the bandpass filter. This value determines the sharpness of the wah-wah effect. Higher values produce more resonant/peaky tones.

Depth: this parameter determines the frequency range swept by the bandpass filter. Its range is specified as a percentage of the range (0 to center frequency). If the value of the percentage of the range (0, center frequency) is specified as X, the min and max frequencies are (center frequency - X) and (center frequency + X).

Center Frequency: This parameter is the center frequency of the bandpass filter sweep, and is used to determine the min and max frequencies as mentioned above.

Wah Frequency: This is the frequency of alternating the direction of the sweep, or the frequency of the wah-wah sound. It is the frequency of the triangular wave described above.