what's a good envelope filter these days?

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  1. timrocks311

    timrocks311 Member

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    i'm looking for a good envelope filter, not too expensive. i had a q-tron and stupidly sold it, now i miss it. any ideas for a new one?

    thanks!
     
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    The one from BYOC is really good IMO.
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    A mail-eating dog.
     
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    Harder to find, but I love my 70's-era MXR envelope filter.
     
  5. Whiskey N Beans

    Whiskey N Beans Supporting Member

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    Subdecay Prometheus or Proteus, Three Lead Proton, Mad Professor Snow White Auto Wah, Menatone Mail Bomb all have positive reviews. I just got a Subdecay Proteus - which also has a tap tempo step filter - I'll let you know how it sounds in a day or two.
     
  6. drolling

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    IDK.. cheapest I own's a Guyatone WR-2. It's also extremely tiny. Cool sounding, but probably the crappiest buffering I've heard

    At the other end of the spectrum, there's the Maxon AF-9. Unlike it's 'cousin' the Ibanez 9 series auto-filter, the Maxon's true-bypassed. Sounds much, much better too - but they're not cheap, unfortunately

    Read somewhere that it's based on the Mutron circuit, but that could just be more intrawebz disinformation
     
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    I have a Mojo Hand Analogue Filter 442 for sale in the emporium. It is the one I chose when I needed that effect. Warmer and more interesting to me than the Micro Q-Tron I had. It is a clone of the DOD 440 as used by Radiohead. I just don't need the effect anymore.
     
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    thanks for the replys. i'll have to youtube some of these.
     
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    MP snow white or prometheus DLX.... or both, since they compliment each other so nice.
     
  11. henryjurstin13

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    I have these:

    EHX Q-Tron+
    Emma DiscumBOBulator
    Line 6 Otto Filter
    3 Leaf GR2
    Dunlop Bass Envelope Filter Deluxe

    Had in the past:
    Flip Funky Box
    Robotalk 2
    Enigma Q:balls
    3 Leaf Proton
    Chunk Systems Agent "00" Funk
    Digitech Synth Wah

    I'm sure I'm forgetting several filters, but it's pretty foggy today... I posted about my latest, the Line 6 Otto several months ago. I bought this Tone Core module on a whim & it's honestly one of my favorite filters I've ever tried!! It does super-smooth/muted/Jerry tones & also goes super-squawk like my old Funky Box. I can't stress enough how more people should try this pedal!!! Emma is great and so is the Q-Tron, tho' I've never played the smaller XO line (but, prolly same tones).

    Filters are as finicky as a cat with 6 legs & 3 toes. It's all about what plays well with your guitar(s)/bass, amp(s), and other pedals.... not to mention your technique and hand attack. Emma ain't cheap, but it's one of my favorite all around filters that's hard to get bad tones from. For the money, if you liked the Q-tron -- look into the smaller ones, used.
     
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    I wonder if the Line 6 M5/M9 stuff does decent filters. They seem to have lot of filter patches. I am seriously considering getting one of these and doing the audio quality mods.
     
  13. henryjurstin13

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    Ya know -- I've wanted to re-try the FM4 again, as the last time was in GC a LONG, LONG, LONG time ago... the filters in my Vetta will "work" with lots of tweaking and help from other stomps like a comp/EQ/drive/etc... I guess the M series of effects are the same as the FM4, MM4, DL4, and DM4. I'm not familiar with the HD series of filters from Line 6, but if it's even close to the Otto -- -it'll prolly be worth checking out.

    No clue about other multi units like the G3, etc...
     
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    If your looking for the classic envelope filter sound, The 3 leaf Proton nails it!!

    The Mad Professor also looks like a really good one.
     
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    I've had a couple and would rank them in this order (best to worst)

    -Boss FT-2
    -Guyatone WR-3
    -EHX Q-tron
    -Line6 FM-4
    -DOD FX-25B
     
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    Prometheus DLX sounds killer and is endless fun. May be too expensive for what you're looking for.
     
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    Should I get a Prometheus Dlx to go along with my Snow White?? Love the SW!! :)
     
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    Subdecay prometheus. absolute beast.
     

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