Re: [AH] Korg mono's as external filters?

From Kenneth Balys
Sent Sat, Jan 11th 2014, 02:43

With respect to your leveling issues (ie. Doepfer) I totally recomend 
using a DI.

With a DI you like the sound of, those high synth levels get tamed and 
then you can use your favourite mic-pre.

I now use the Radial ProD8:

http://www.radialeng.com/prod8.php

This is such a kick ass piece of gear. Effect insert, passive twin ins 
per DI unit and I can use whatever Microphone Preamp for gain structure 
and get all the benefits of decades of design


Its a much better sound than using poopy old line ins.

There are lots of other DI's out there and people are going to like or 
dislike each of them for their own reasons

On 11.01.14 1:35 AM, rrooyyccee@yahoo.com wrote:
> Thanks all.
> I do have a peavey spectrum which is nice but was interested in bandpass filters.
> I used to own an electrix but it just fell apart on me after light use. I sort of liked the sound but really did not like the childish front panel.
> These days i am less swayed by magic in filters....i find that most have some sweet spots where unpredictable things may happen and so am skeptical of what one is paying for at the upper end.
> Too bad the monotribes are noisy...sounds like too much trouble.
> I tried the doepfer approach but found the level issue to be a disaster even with preamp modules etc.
> The warp 9 is ideal for my needs but priced too high for this application.
>
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Alex Timchak" <atimchak@gmail.com>
> To: "Kenny Balys" <kenny@beatkamp.com>
> Cc: "soup" <soupforare@gmail.com>, "royce" <rrooyyccee@yahoo.com>, "Analogue Heaven" <analogue@hyperreal.org>
> Subject: [AH] Korg mono's as external filters?
> Date: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 7:18 pm
>
>
> I have to respectfully disagree about the filter factory. With the
> distortion resonance cranked up that thing can make some serious
> noise. Put it before a delay and you're in for hours and I do mean
> hours of fun. And not the clean fun either.
>
>> On Jan 10, 2014, at 6:56 PM, Kenny Balys <kenny@beatkamp.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> The Monotrons are cool for some stuff, the Filterfactory is really nice too. The big one has a distortion stage. You could also set up a little Doepfer lunchbox with a couple of filters.
>>
>> Something like:
>>
>> 32TE Raw Case -
>> http://www.thomann.de/de/doepfer_a100mc_raw.htm
>>
>> Wasp Filter -
>> http://www.thomann.de/de/doepfer_a124_vcf5_waspfilter.htm
>>
>> LFO -
>> http://www.thomann.de/de/doepfer_a145.htm
>>
>> Input / Envelope Follower
>> http://www.thomann.de/de/doepfer_a119.htm
>>
>> Dual VCA -
>> http://www.thomann.de/de/doepfer_a_132.htm
>>
>> Multiple Jacks
>> http://www.thomann.de/de/doepfer_a_181_multiples_2.htm
>>
>> This will do it.
>>
>> Or... if you are one of those people that thinks wars should just go straight to nuclear without starting conventional and going through the boring escalation stuff....
>>
>> you could just get yourself a Sherman Filterbank or the Schippmann Ebbe und Flut
>>
>> That will take care of it
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 11.01.14 12:42 AM, soup wrote:
>>> The Filterfactory/Filterqueen is great and still one of the cheaper
>>> options in standalone filters.
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZR_EBwWpGA latelybass through one :)
>>>
>>> Take care,
>>> soup
>>>
>>>> On 1/10/2014 10:39, royce wrote:
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>
>>>> I have a tx81z that I like to run through analogue filters.
>>>> How are the Korg monotrons as external filters?
>>>> I assume that they have an envelope filter.
>>>> I understand that they are a bit noisy...but I know that many filters
>>>> are noisy. Are they only noisy when the envelope is activated?
>>>>
>>>> Royce
>>>
>>>