What is your favorite LFO controlled auto-wah?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ryan Mohr, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr Guest

    Oct 23, 2007
    I ask this because I just tryed out the MXR bass auto-q and I loved the LFO ocillated setting.
  2. Geddyfleaharris

    Geddyfleaharris Supporting Member

    From the review that I read in Bass Player about the Auto Q it is the only pedal that produces an oscillating effect. Not sure if that is true or not as I have not tried out that many filter/auto wah pedals. I have the 188 and think the oscillating is cool but I have a hard time finding a place for it within the context of our band's music. Solid pedal for sure though. :)
  3. Terrorstorm

    Terrorstorm Guest

    Feb 21, 2005
    I dig the Electro Harmonix Tube Zipper... it has an awesome oscillation!
  4. Not a pedal, but let me add that the Electrix Filter Factory has an onboard LFO that can modulate the filter...very nice. Resonance control too.
  5. Silent Fly

    Silent Fly Commercial User

    May 8, 2006
    London - UK
    Owner/designer [sfx]
    I have a MXR Bass Auto Q but I am not 100% sure I understand what you mean by "LFO controlled auto-wah". Judging from the MXR web site it would appear that the Auto Q is the only pedal that combines the auto-wah and the oscillation (aka "shimmer effect"):

    "Dial in the variable shimmer effect that is unique to the Bass Auto Q by tweaking the rate and blend controls to determine the shimmer effect's dominance against the auto Q effect".

    If by "LFO controlled auto-wah" you mean that it is like a wah effect with an LFO controlling the movement of the filter instead of a foot, my AdrenaLinn III can do it. With the AdrenaLinn III there are several ways to control the movement of the filter. It can be controlled by the input signal (auto-wah), LFO, MIDI Sync, MIDI notes, internal drum machine. Moreover, if you are willing to experiment, it can also be controlled by a user "filter sequence". In a nutshell, it is possible to define the absolute position of the filter for every 1/16 note in a 2 bar sequence. However, it is not possible to combine auto-wah and oscillation.