Programmable Filter search continues...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by kevteop, May 8, 2016.


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  1. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I still need a programmable filter pedal. Ideally it will do both low pass and band pass but that's not a deal breaker. It needs a good envelope follower, exp control of cutoff would be a plus, LFO would be nice if it's got tap tempo or can sync to MIDI clock.

    I tried the Manta, didn't work for me, couldn't dial in the sounds I wanted, tried the Wahoo, sounded like tone suck all the time, tried the Octavius Squeezer and loved the sounds it made but it was a bit of a black box I guess, no exp pedal control, changing programs, tapping tempo and using the MOD function was too difficult live with just two footswitches. :(

    Is there anything else I could try?
     
  2. Dark Barn

    Dark Barn

    Aug 3, 2010
    Seattle
    Maybe some multi-fx? I like the filter on my Mobius.

    I'd love to see a bass player with one of these:
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  3. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
    Strymon Mobius or Eventide H9?
     
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  4. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I've got an H9, not at all keen on the filter though. :( Might have to look up the Möbius...
     
  5. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Wow that Moonwind thing is massive!
     
  6. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
    Not a pedal though... Plenty of rack unit options like the Filter Factory if you're not restricted to pedals!
     
  7. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I've thought about it but I have enough gear to lug without adding a rack. And our rehearsal space is up three flights of stairs...
     
  8. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Try the BEF Pro. It's a pretty different animal from the Manta, lots more filters, 8 band eq, etc.
     
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  9. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    And IIRC, it has 6 presets.
     
  10. AdrenaLinn III

    Have you checked out the AdrenaLinn III really cool filter effects that can be controlled by a midi controller.
     
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  11. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    The Adrenalinn has been recommended to me before but it looked a bit too guitar-oriented for me, I'll have another look though.

    The BEF Pro while it might sound different to the Manta I don't think would offer me enough options really. I don't know, might be worth trying out if I find one in a store.
     
  12. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Out of interest do you know if there's any lag when switching between presets or is it instant?
     
  13. I have not noticed any more than using my Zoom pedals. FWIW there are some really good models of bass amps and the effects all sound quite good on bass. I have also used it as a plug in effect for other instruments like keyboard and sax with really good results.
     
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  14. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I had a scan through the manual and the variety of modulation options for the filter has got me interested, I'll need a Softstep or something to really use it live but that will come in handy for my H9 and my Future Impact too so may be worth doing anyway. :)
     
  15. XLunacy

    XLunacy

    Nov 28, 2013
    France
    Is this somewhat related to what you're after ?

    Protostar
     
  16. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I was looking at that yesterday but I'd need a MIDI to CV converter to get the most out of it. Cool pedal though. :)
     
  17. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
  18. Blu bro

    Blu bro

    Mar 1, 2012
    Aus
    I too am looking for a good midi controlled filter. Tempted to get the manta but feel like I should hold off until SA release a one series filter :)
     
  19. benevan

    benevan Supporting Member

    May 2, 2002
    Texas
    You will probably be waiting a while then. While SA will most likely update all of the SB2 series into the 1series product format, it is unlikely the Manta is near the top of that list. The Manta/Stingray filters were the last ones released in the SB2 series and so are still relatively newish.
     
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  20. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    The Manta really disappointed me. The whole biz wth the hub and stuff I thought would solve loads of issues I always have but I just couldn't get any sounds I liked out of the pedal.
     
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