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To say, that a TS bumps a higher freq mid range, and that the Klon bumps a lower mid? Both cut equally well but the Klon bump is simply fatter? Or am I way off base with that explanation ?
I don't know what envelope filtering is. is the slight "envelope"-filtering some of the magic that some folks find in the Klon/Klone sound and feel? Note, not mocking the "magic". I'm one who believes that an accurate Klone is in fact "magic" (and also that you don't need an original unit to achieve it, but that's a different story). Solved what I was searching for and not finding in my live rig. Volume-knob rider here, and it seems many who love the Klon/Klone fall into that camp (leave it on all the time and ride the volume knob). The way it reacts to that playing style is magic (and unique) to me.Not way off, but not quite precise either. The Klon circuit boosts mids in roughly the 500-800Hz range, with 800 being the middle of the mid range, but it also provides a collective effect that is akin to a slight envelope filtering, not just typical boost. That's why you get just a touch of that vocal 'aww' sound with it. The TS is a more typical boost in the upper mids centered about 1 to 3kHz.
Thanks. Me neither. That's why I try to figure out what the actual sonic qualities are that distinguish pedals that are unique (a camp I put the Klon in).Sorry, man, I don't really talk in terms of "magic", "mojo", or whatever other je ne sais quois, and I can't speak for what others mean when they use those kinds of terms. Envelope filtering uses signal amplitude to sweep a resonance peak filter through the range of frequencies of that signal. The most familiar one might be the auto-wah, where the resonance peak moves to higher frequencies as note volume peaks and vice versa. A wah pedal uses the rocker switch of the pedal to control the filter sweep. A cocked wah is a situation in which the filter is stopped at a particular point in the sweep range. It was common for a period to cock the wah at @ 800Hz to give a very pronounced vocal-like 'aww' sound as an effect for lead playing.
The Centaur circuit (and thus the Soul Food and other Klones) doesn't give a full-on envelope filter effect, but the sound is reminiscent of a somewhat milder version of one, with a very mild but detectable 'aww' character as the gain is dialed up.
I would say about one octave lower than that.The TS is a more typical boost in the upper mids centered about 1 to 3kHz.
No, I am referring to the (small signal) frequency response graph:If you're referring to the article author's spectrograph showing a peak at 440Hz,