most expressive, vowel like envelope filter

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  1. -=solewheelin

    -=solewheelin Member

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    Looking for a deep vowel like filter.
    I have the Maxon AF9 which I feel is great for low end when you find the sweet spot, but i'm not really feeling the "bowmp" of it. I've owned the Boss TW1, FT2, AW2 and AW3, and DOD FX25B which is pretty cool.
    None of these have the wider range I am hearing in my head.
    Which filter really stands out for you?
    wait dont tell me.. the Moog? :banana
     
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    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a cool Emma Discombobulator, sounds wicked. Only problem is, I'm out of room in my pedal drawer for it...Damn!
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I had the AF9 and it was pretty nice, but I prefer the Emma Dicumbobulator. Very vowel like and I think a wider range. Great sensitivity control also.
    I also had the Rastop, the Tone Factor Analogue Filter. I recently took the Emma off my board, but I'm not selling this one it does exactly what I was looking for.
     
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    Moog sounds really good but I couldn't figure out how to get it to auto-wah responsively. It works best with an expression pedal or some CV control. I'm guessing that it envelope-follows bass better than guitar. /jd
     
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    The Emma ive heard a few demos of but haven't tried it. It sounds ok though i'm not into that attack knob. I have actually been in search of this sound since I started playing 15 yrs ago but never really found anything closer than a Q-tron.
    Ideally, i'd like to find a filter that has a speed knob for the envelope, and a wide width range control that remains clear throught its range. (adjustable with a trim pot)
     
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    Windup 43 Supporting Member

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    How about a good old EH Qtron? Definitely a lot deeper than the TW-1 that I used to have.
     
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    I have the Guyatone Ultron. It is pricey but it is very fat, wet , organic. A lot of options but the basic tone was fisrt priorety. Sounds great with a clean Strat or Humbuckers with massive gain. Easy to dial in . Love it.

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    The Q-tron is too big, and the mini doesn't cut it.
    I guess I'll have to find a good one, but i never bought it because it didnt do exactly what I wanted. Too much shine.
    That mojo hand analog filter sounds pretty fat.. As does the Tonefactor.
    Another option is an Akai Deep Impact but no no.. :nono
     
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    I was afraid someone would bring up the Ultron.
    Thats 10x more flash than a Qtron. Isn't there anything smaller?
     
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    I should just go find and try the EMMA, but every demo I have heard didn't really sound sweet to my ear.
    I have a vintage Colorsound Wah on the way to see if it can get me further along my quest. Can't wait to get it !
    How about that new EHX XO Worm? I wonder if it sounds as good as the originals?
    And they have an expression in! i like that..
    I might end up with one if the CS doesn't do it for me.
     
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    The Tonefactor is what I'd go for.
     
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    have to fifth or sixth the emma .. killers...
     
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    Bjf Snow White Auto Wah.....
     
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    there is the Frostwave Funk-A-Duck, which has a crazy amount of versatility (including release speed) and to my ear sounds stellar. Kind of a funny shape and runs off a 16VAC wall wart. Also likes an input signal slightly hotter than raw guitar output. But since you asked...

    http://www.frostwave.com/funkaduck/

    Apparently the maker isn't currently producing, but there has been one for sale in the emporium for a few days. I'm really surprised someone didn't snap it up right away. Also I just checked out the clips on the site; FWIW I have no trouble making the Duck sound way more like a Mutron than any of these clips would suggest.

    good luck with your search...
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I do have to try one of these. All the clips and video I've seen sound killer. Always one more pedal, even when we think we've ended our search.:jo
     
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    Another vote for the Emma. I love mine.
     
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    I tried most of them and kept the tonecore otto filter.
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Anyone use/try the BYOC filter?
     
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    +1 Tonefactor / Mojohand. I sold some high $ filters and kept this unbelievable bargain of tone.
     

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