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Best Digital Envelope Filter/Octaver?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Baron, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Boss VF1

  2. Lexicon G2

  3. Eventide Eclipse

  4. TC G-System

  1. Baron


    Jan 4, 2004
    Now I know "best digital filter" sounds like a complete oxymoron. I love classic filters and octavers that are analog and I know they will always sound bigger and warmer than digital, but I would accept a minor concession to achieve a single rack space replacement for all my pedals. All the quality units that are known to work well for Bass EQ, Comp, Chorus and time based effects, aren't mentioned for their envelope filters. Are they all that bad?

    Based on your experience, which unit below does best octaver and envelope filter? Has anyone gotten a reasonably credible octaver/envelope filter out of them?

    Boss VF1
    Lexicon G2
    Eventide Eclipse
    TC (G-Force/G-System)

    Thanks for your input!
  2. slombovia


    Jul 15, 2003
    I am a determined follower of Jesus Christ and am a Mormon.
    I'd like others to opine on this subject as well!
  3. i voted boss, but thats mainly cus i'm really bias towards boss since i love most of there stuff.
  4. Baron


    Jan 4, 2004
    What do you think of the Boss (VF1?) envelope filter and octaver? Was it 50% of the way to analog, 80% etc.? How would you characterize?
  5. The only multieffect unit I would consider for bass envelope filter duties would be Korg's discontinued AX300B. It's got nasty, drippy digital filtering. You can hear it in action on Les Claypool's recent stuff. Of the one's you mention I would have to say the Lexicon would be the preferable one. Although you're probably better off with a stomp box, frankly. The octavers will be fine on any one of those.

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