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Any favorite Envelope Filters/Auto Wahs on this forum?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Durango Twango, May 20, 2010.

  1. Durango Twango

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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?
     
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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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    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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    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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    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/212934-fantastic-envelope-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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    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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    Boss FT-2 Dynamic Filter.
     
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    pardon my ignorance...but what's the difference between an envelope filter and an auto wah?
     
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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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    Emma Discumbobulator
     
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    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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    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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    +1

    They are two very different animals.
     
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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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    "Well done, Doctor Q"

    Have an original EH Doctor Q!
     
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    I love my Boss AW-2 and my Subdecay Prometheus. They both do filter stuff as well as just quack.

    PJ
     
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    +1

    It's great - very smooth and tweakable. (also great with an expression pedal)
     
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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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