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Envelope filter?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by semborg, Jun 15, 2005.


  1. What exacly is a envelope filter?
     
  2. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    It makes a drippy like sound... kinda like "bwow bwow" if you catch my drift.
     
  3. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Which filter would you guys select, the Mini Q, Q-tron, or Q-tron+?
     
  4. Higgie

    Higgie

    May 31, 2005
    London, England
    Well the Q-Tron + seems the best because it's the normal Q-Tron, with an extra feature that lets you choose between a "slow" kind of fliter and the "fast" one of the original Q-Tron, and also an FX loop to plug another pedal into it.

    I have the original Q-Tron and it's great.
     
  5. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
  6. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yeah -- I'd say it's more like
    "beeowp-beeyowp"

    Joe
     
  7. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I know for a fact that I've heard "bworp," and "deeeooowahk" on more than one occassion.
     
  8. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Lets get a hoo-rah for onomatopoeia!
     
  9. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    I think the Bworp would be the 'downward' envelope response, and the Beeowp would be 'upward'.

    Hey - you learning anything, Semborg?

    Joe
     
  10. hehe, yeah a little bit.
    But I think I need to hear it to understand it properly.
     
  11. MAGUS®

    MAGUS®

    Dec 23, 2004
    UK
    Think of a rather excellent after supper belch, with added squelch, then blended with the 'quack' of a Mallard, and you''ll be on the right track
     
  12. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    An easy, simplified way of describing it?

    It's like a Wah Wah pedal that reacts automatically to the notes you play. Providing one is familiar with a Wah Wah this should help a bit.
     
  13. aha, now I get it much more clearly!
    So it's a kind of wah wah, that reacts automatically.
    cool
    Thank you guys
     
  14. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    EXACTLY!

    That was a lot easier than saying "bwow bwow" eh? :D
     
  15. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    No one has mentioned the fact that the envelope filter effect is sensitive to how hard you play the notes...play harder and you get more of the effect.

    Edit: I guess it was mentioned in bassmonkee's link, but I thought that it should be mentioned here as well.
     
  16. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I think it's more of a "Khwow"... atleasy that's the sound I get from Bassballs.

    Or maybe a Beyowoop...

    no... that's Looney Tunes...
     
  17. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    'Khwow' - with a "K"? ..Must be a pick player.

    Joe
     
  18. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    nope... all fingers all the time...

    I use Stainless Strings, and my lakland has a pretty sharp attack.
     
  19. MAGUS®

    MAGUS®

    Dec 23, 2004
    UK
    I think you'll find i take the biscuit for the best description :ninja:
     
  20. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    biscuit? or a crumpet?