Envelope Filter?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by prd004, Feb 2, 2013.


  1. prd004

    prd004

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    Looking for a good envelope filter for funk. Recommendations?
  2. MilkyMcMilkMilk

    MilkyMcMilkMilk

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    I have WMD Super fatman which is great, really versatile.
    But also the 3leaf Proton, I liked that one a lot. More simplistic but great tones.

    Source Audio bef is really versatile too.

    A lot of great envelope filters out there.
  3. seang15

    seang15 Supporting Member

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    The MXR is ridiculously good.
  4. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    I have both the MXR and EBS.

    I like the MXR for the amount control and it sounds good.

    I like the EBS. It sounds better than the MXR and has the "Up" and "Down" only options as well as the auto wah function.

    Ideally, I'd like the EBS with some of the MXR functionality. So I have both on my board.
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  6. cheapbasslovin

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    Too...Many ...Options... Crippling...Indecision.

    Seriously, without price or a sound I can recommend to you almost ANY envelope filter and it will do funk in some way shape or form. For instance, I'm pretty sure I could do funk with a Bassballs, but about half the people that use a Bassballs HATE IT.
  7. prd004

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    Just looking for the ones you guys like.
    Price isn't a huge point
  8. avvie

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    Every time I buy a filter the grass gets greener on the other side. I've had a Q-Tron, a Proton and now the SA BEF and I'm wondering if I should have an MXR bef instead.
    I'd suggest watching several test videos (especially from Prymaxe Vintage), list the ones you like and then throw a dart to pick one.
  9. willsellout

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    The 3 Leaf Wonderlove is arguably the best envelope filter to hit the market since the Lovetone Meatball.

    I like the Xerograph as well, but the Wonderlove is a bit more friendly.
  10. howardkohler

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  11. Floyd Eye

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    I have a BEF non pro for sale in the classifieds.
  12. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 on the Wonderlove...great sound and loads of control

    Previously, I had the 3 Leaf Audio Groove Regulator 2 and was seriously considering the new MXR...but I'm happy I went with the Wonderlove
  13. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

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    Q tron is the funkiest and much better sounding than the mxr IMO. Plus it's a classic
  14. tonym

    tonym

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    ^This. Best sounding filter IMO, with tons of flexibility. If you're looking for something with simpler controls check out the Proton (same company). Check out the sound clips on the 3leaf website.
  15. hieronymous

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    I've been using the 3Leaf GR-2 lately - here's a sample:



    Thinking of switching to my MF-101 Moogerfooger low-pass filter - want to use an expression pedal sometimes to control the filter instead of the envelope follower, plus I finally realized (with the help of the GR-2) that I can set the mix to include the clean tone with the Moogerfooger - we'll see how it goes...
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  16. prd004

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    Thanks for all the leads and samples/ links, really appreciate it
  17. Bassist96

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    Have a listen to the Mxr bass envelope filter, it has an amazing sound, very bubbly and rounded
  18. Ubersheist

    Ubersheist

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    There's tons. Narrow down what you're looking for, or you'll get about 1.7 suggestions on average per poster in this thread!
  19. chuck3

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    for what it's worth, I generally like EBS pedals and I use several of them, but I don't like their envelope filter very much.
  20. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

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    Proton by 3 leaf. A small package that does what you need.

  21. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk

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    The controls on the EHX Qballs get me any filter sound I want. It's saved me a ton of money - I no longer need/want several envelope filter pedals with different characters.

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