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Envelope filters

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dreadyhead, Sep 5, 2001.


  1. dreadyhead

    dreadyhead

    Aug 21, 2001
    Australia
    This might be a stupid question......... but is there any difference between an autowah and a envelope filter?

    anyone got any comments on the DOD FX25B envelope filter?? it's probably only one of few in my price range.

    Thanks
     
  2. I think they are the same, or at least all the one's i've played sound the same.
     
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Most units that claim to be auto-wahs are really envelope filters.

    One tipoff to a true auto wah is that it will have a speed control, in addition to rate/depth/tone.
     
  4. Johnalex

    Johnalex

    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    I have the DOD Envelope filter and it is prety neat, I really can't compare it to and other ones becuase I have not tried any others. But I like it! It is fun to mess around with, but I don't use it other then when I get bored. For the price it is good.
     
  5. I have the Fx25B. I think it is pretty lame. You have to turn the sensitivity right up for there to even be much of an envelope sound, and when you do, it kills all the low end so you end up sounding like a wierd guitar. This is probably because they were designed for both guitar and bass. However, it may just be my setup. I don't think so though.


    I wouldn't buy it if I were you, unless you can get it for a VERY good price. I think you should save up for a better one instead. Like a Moogerfooger. If I ever come across a Moogerfooger, I'm buying it.

    That's just my opinion though :)
     
  6. to answer the question, an auto-wah has a constant "wah-wah-wah-wah" going on, whereas an envelope filter tracks the note you play and just makes one "wah."