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Your favourite effect to combine with envelope filter?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cnltb, May 13, 2018.

  1. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Title says it all.
    Say; you'd only be allowed 2 Pedals only and one of them has to be the filter.
    Which would the other one be?

  2. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Octave Fuzz
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  3. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Octave up, I guess?
    which specific pedal do you like?
  4. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Since technically you didn't say the other pedal can't be an envelope filter...

    My favorite effect to combine with an envelope filter is another envelope filter - one up-sweep, the other down-sweep.
  5. Normally I'd say Octavers, (MuFx Octave Divider, Foxrox Octron or OC-2), except when the envelope filter is a Chunk Systems Agent 00Funk then it would have to be a Chunk Brown Dog (gated fuzz). These two pedals were made for each other. I have never heard two pedal's combine in such an interactive way.
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  6. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    I have a Red Witch Zeus That I like a lot with my Fwonk Beta Envelope Filter
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  7. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    Overdrive / dirty preamp after the filter, or analog octave down before the filter.
  8. Alien8


    Jan 29, 2014
    I can't play by these rules, there's too many good reasons not to.

    Dirt, just a bit. Before, to change the sweep of the filter, push it harder or sweeten it up a bit. Having some extra Treble is always good.

    Synth OSC before. Subterranea, or any other robot fart sound. You get instant synth like sweeps.

    Compressor before to change the sweep action and create a repeatable sound regardless of over excitement.

    Yup, another filter, gets vowel like and just so thick.

    A swell pedal or tremolo, so the filter become an LFO triggered version of sorts.

    After: delay, reverb, swell pedals, dirt and just about anything else.

    Actually anything before and or anything after makes for a useable sound inone way or another- especially if you can sweep the filter with your foot - in the case of an auto filter you turnt he sensitivity down, and ride the frequency knob.!
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  9. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    If only one it's a hard decision. I have an Ashdown LoMenzo Hyperdrive pedal that works really cool after an envelope filter. What makes it cool is that the Hyperdrive only distorts midrange around a certain frequency that you set and is mixable. With an envelope filter before it as the filter sweeps that sweep becomes more or less distorted as it approaches and goes away from that frequency.

    Rev J
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  10. Shadowkast


    Aug 20, 2016
    The Dreadfort
    Yes, more filter is always the correct answer.

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  11. Another envelope filter is a strong choice.

    Overdrive before, or fuzz before the filter is also great.

    Analog octaver is great too.

    I also like running modulation into the filter, especially phaser.

    So it depends a lot on the music and the band. More funky, more modern, I’d go with the octaver or fuzz.

    Variety I would favor overdrive or another filter, depending on how many songs would use filter. If I use a lot of filter at a gig I like the variety of a different filter sound.

    More classic rock I’d do overdrive or phaser.
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  12. pellomoco14


    Mar 2, 2017
    Newport, OR
    ...Currently I'm only using an ex bass balls clone before a ditto Looper knock-off.
    The Mooer bass sweeper is up+down sweep with fuzz (surprisingly useful in a mix with saxophones). Technically Its 3 is effects because I agree another envelope is best effect to pair with an envelope. have no use for more... Sometimes think about an octave up, wouldn't use it enough, maybe if I did solo gigs. That idea rev j mentioned; distorting mids going into the filter is intriguing.

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  13. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    I was talking about distorting mids after the filter. If you put some modulation and for me I use a tc Sub 'n Up with both octave up and down kicked in and it gets a cool sound almost like the synth bass at the beginning of "Beat It" by Michael Jackson.

    Rev J
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  14. Octave (down) or drive before.
    Compressor after.
  15. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    i love the ehx bass big muff pi (bass boost engaged) with envelope filter
  16. Even though it's not my fav it hasn't been said.

    Reverb or delay before so the trails get filtered :)
  17. Bassheart365


    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California
    "A good bassist determines the direction of any band." - Ron Carter
    That's a tough one. Either a gated fuzz or octave pedal.
  18. Definitely octave (down) before the filter.
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  19. Octave and a parallel looper. A clean octave in parallel with a filter is just too sweet not to cheat.
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  20. spufman


    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Punchy OD into a versatile filter is all I normally use. I have other stuff I like to run sometimes as well, but that’s not my norm.
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