John Mayer Auto Filter Sounds?

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  1. Tweeker

    Tweeker Supporting Member

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    Any auto filter aficionados care to tackle this one?

    John Mayer coaxes some beautiful tones with the help of some kind of auto filter on "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)" from the "Continuum" album. His recent performance of the tune on Austin City Limits really expanded on these sounds.

    I use a ToneFactor 442 Analogue Filter and can't even get in the ballpark. I'm sure it has more to do with technique than any particular box. Any ideas? Anyone?
     
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    It could be the Linn Adrenalin that he was using a while back?
     
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    Listening to the youtube performance of it, sounds very much like tones I got from the BJF Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) with that low, bubbly sound that's more wah than filter. There's no chance it actually is the BJF, least I'd think not.
     
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    I'm like 85% sure its an EHX Microsynth.
     
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    He uses a lot of BYOC pedals too!
     
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    I'm also 85% sure that about the only boyc pedal he actually uses on a regular basis is the tremolo.
     
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    100% sure the Adrenalinn is on Don't Trust Myself...he used the Microsynth for those screaming octave-up kinda sounds when he jams Vultures.

    However I'm sure he can get similar sounds from his multitude of gear and is probably switching things around quite often.

    -T
     
  9. Tweeker

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    Yup.
    I just played with the 12 auto filter variations on the AdrenalinnIII and it's darn close to the sound. Now if I could only find a way to put it on the pedalboard - a TB loop perhaps.
     
  10. DaveG

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    Funny, I asked this exact question a year ago, and got a lot of good replies: Old Mayer Thread

    I ended up snagging a Micro Q-tron, as some of the guys recommended, and it gets me pretty close (for cheap!).
     
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    Yeah, I would think the micro Q is pretty far from a 442
     
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    It is the Electro Harmonix Microsynth. I've got a video of him playing & he turns that on for the song. Vultures he is using the EH POG. I've got a picture of the pedals so you can see the settings. Ill find it & post the pics.
     

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