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Old May 20th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any favorite Envelope Filters/Auto Wahs on this forum?

I like my current Wah (CAE) but I use it very sparingly and it takes up a fair amount of space. I thought I'd give an auto wah a try. You guys have any favorites?

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Old May 20th, 2010, 01:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the nano ehx dr q for auto wah and original robotalk by xotic for filter.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've only tried one, the Boss AW-3, and it's pretty good. But the 2 I always hear raves about are the Emma Discumbobulator & the Mad Professor Snow White Wah.

I had a CAE, and LOVED the red fasel side, but just don't like "playing guitar with my feet". To me, the Auto Wah is more musical, it actually changes the way I approach playing, which is a good thing. Too easy to just step on a wah and wank away (waka-waka-waka) like so many people do.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 06:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use, not very often, a danelectro french fries auto-wah, it's small, was very cheap, around 20$ used and, at least for me, it does it!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 07:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's what the 'search' function is for...

Here's an active thread just a few lines below this one:
http://www.tdpri.com/forum/stomp-box...pe-filter.html

There are a bunch more if you look. Personally, I have a Discumbobulator and like it most of the time, but it's real sensitive in terms of settings. I also have an MXR Envelope Filter from the late 70s and a Digitech Synth Wah and like both of them, too. I do many gigs where I don't hook up my wah, but rarely without an autowah/envelope filter!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 07:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've had my eye on the Discombobulator for awhile. Tested one and really liked it. I don't play out much anymore so I can't really justify buying one right now...but it was a cool pedal.

I do currently have the Digitech envelope filter/synth wah, different animal...I forget the proper name, but it's the green one (such a popular pedal color ). I'm not much of a pedal guy when I do play out, but I like it enough for recording. Some crazy/different sounds in there. It's not the best, but it seems to be built well, good value for the money.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 08:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old May 20th, 2010, 08:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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pardon my ignorance...but what's the difference between an envelope filter and an auto wah?
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Old May 20th, 2010, 08:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here's where I put in a plug for the Line 6 M9. It has some great filter effects in it. The Mutron and others are very cool, but the Seeker, based on Z.Vex Seek Wah is extremely cool.
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pardon my ignorance...but what's the difference between an envelope filter and an auto wah?
Ostensibly, nothing really.
The correct term is 'Envelope Following Filter' which we shorten to Envelope Filter.
Auto-wah is guitar-centric terminology for the same thing.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't really see an envelope filter/auto wah as a replacement or substitute for a foot sweepable wah pedal. To me they are very different in terms of how I use them and the sound I get from them.

I guess if you were to sweep every note you play with a Crybaby (or similar type pedal) the sound would be similar to an envelope filter/auto wah.
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I just picked this MXR pedal up in trade. It is " Shaftastic!" I have never owned this type of pedal before, so I can't compare it to anything else.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't really see an envelope filter/auto wah as a replacement or substitute for a foot sweepable wah pedal. To me they are very different in terms of how I use them and the sound I get from them.

I guess if you were to sweep every note you play with a Crybaby (or similar type pedal) the sound would be similar to an envelope filter/auto wah.
+1

They are two very different animals.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If you can afford it, that Subdecay Proteus is pretty rad, IMO. Check it out.
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I have the DiscumBOBulator and an old Boss TW-1. The TW-1 is fine for subtle stuff, but if you want people to hear the effect, get the DiscumBOBulator. I hear good things about the Snow White as well, but I haven't tried it.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 04:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I like my current Wah (CAE) but I use it very sparingly and it takes up a fair amount of space. I thought I'd give an auto wah a try. You guys have any favorites?
I love my Boss AW-2 and my Subdecay Prometheus. They both do filter stuff as well as just quack.

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Old May 22nd, 2010, 08:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Boss FT-2 Dynamic Filter.
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It's great - very smooth and tweakable. (also great with an expression pedal)
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 10:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks guys - I went ahead and ordered an Xotic Robotalk 2. I like the idea of two independent filters in such a small footprint. So, we'll see, not selling my wah just yet but if it works out it will certainly save some board space.
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