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You favorite "Wah" sounds?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bigfeet, Feb 28, 2002.


  1. Another CPR thread for the Effects Forum. It's pretty self explainitory from the title. What are your favorite envelope filter sounds. Any effects controled by an envelope or oscillator are amazing imo, they're almost like sonic tools when used right. I start my chains off with them in any (well most) applications. I like and usually go for the oldfashioned traditional 70's and porno wah, LPF and BPF sounds; Like Charlie Clouser's opening synth line for White Zombie's <i>Boogie Man</i>. But I really like trip and synth sounds, snaked responses slowly opening up and then fluttering over the peak rather then sustaining up past the envelope. The smoother non-peaking trance vocoder sounds are really cool to me too, I would be happy if I could find a filter with 1/4" audio I/O that had a sustian and peak controls.
     
  2. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I really like Flea's use of the 105Q on the solo in "coffee shop" from One Hot Minute.

    -KB
     
  3. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    I believe that was a Boss Auto-Wah not the 105Q.
     
  4. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I thought is was the 105Q because it varies throughout the solo just like playing a live wah pedal.
     
  5. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    it's the auto wah, w/no sens. I have one :)
     
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I love sounds like those you can get from the Qtron and the Mutron, ala Bootsy (as an extreme example!) I also like using phasers as a timing tool for songs, especially tap tempo enabled phasers. The EHX bass balls is also a favorite, though for me it's a one trick pony.
     
  7. BFunk

    BFunk Supporting Member

    I am using a MoogerFooger Lowpass filter which I really love. Great pedal with lots of guts and a very unique smooth sound. Very comparable to an original Mutron and a Q-Tron. Down sides are no down sweep, for the "oow" sound, and the bypassed sound sucks. I happened to already have a true bypass box which I use with it. If you decide to get the Moogerfooger, figure in the cost of an external true-bypass box.
     
  8. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I really like using the AW-2 as an oscillator. I also like some good filter sounds on lots a dub stuff...