Tell me about the 442 Red

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by warwick.hoy, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Looks like I'll be picking one up in trade for my delay. I've done some searching around as well, under Tonefactor,...Mojohand and also Analogue Filter, but there doesn't seem to be much more than talk about the Tonefactor/Mojo Hand,...etc. name change.

    I didn't think to look up DOD 440,..or whatever it's based on.

    I've heard the Tayste and Dannybouy clips, but it is about all I can find on the 442 sights and sounds wise, at least on bass. It sounds awesome with the Supercollider Beast (thanks DB). I've heard on good authority that it also sounds good with octave.

    At any rate I was hoping to pick the TB collective consciousness for information. It seems like such a simple filter. Does its simplicity belie something much grander?

    Is the red version specifically modded for bass? I gleaned a little bit of information on that, but nothing to concrete.

    Any clips, linkspam and otherwise that I may have missed would be much appreciated as well.
  2. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    New Jersey
    The red one is espescially tuned for bass/baritone. Other than that you've seen the same stuff I have.

    I am selling one right now. It seems to do its job well, espescially with a fuzz feeding it, but I don't really have a use for an envelope filter nor much experience with them, so I can't really comment on how good it is.
  3. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    I had one at one point. Well, I had an earlier iteration of one, the Boomstick Bottom Feeder. It works and works well, but you have to like the voicing of the filter. It does indeed sound awesome being pushed by a dirt pedal like many envelope filters. This one was just another envelope filter in a fairly long list to figure out what I liked and didn't like about envelope filters. I sold mine off because the filter sounded too shallow and was not reasonant enough to be discerned in the mix.
  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    To me the 440/442/Bottom Feeder is not the funkiest filter, but it very good for spacey, ambient stuff. I personally like that filter better on guitar (especially with delay and when playing chords) but it if you like the tone it's a great simple filter for bass too.
  5. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    The only other filter I've had was a Sheet Metal Q-Tron. I got rid of it because of it's whacky voltage requirement and it always seemed to get buried in the mix. So this will be another filter to see how I like it. I'm a little more savvy with effects these days and hope that I'll have some tools (clean boost) to keep that "burried in the mix" thing from happening again.