andy-cytomic wrote: xalama qo wrote:
That's great to hear Andy! Looking forward to seeing what stomps you release, and wah pedals (with auto-wah env follower too please) will be fun when they arrive
As far as I am aware the the circuits in most large wahs vs auto wahs are very different, so won't be included in a single plugin. This is the first time I've been asked about an auto wah model, I remember using such pedals ages ago and don't recall them sounding very good! If you want a way more configurable and powerful sound I suggest grabbing The Drop as then you'll be able to do any sort of auto wah sound you want with the dual envelope followers, and then use classic synth filters
Agreed! Never used a good auto-wah. I'm no expert, but I've owned a few various wah's (two different Voxes and two different Crybabies - nothing boutique) over the years and my favorite is the Vox 847. My only beef with it was the horrible, horrible tone and volume suck. Just didn't work in my pedalboard. Otherwise, the overall sound of the wah was exactly what I like in wah's without being at all harsh. I recently replaced it with an Analogman modified 846-HW, and while I appreciate the true bypass and boss-style adapter, it's a little too bright in the treble settings. I wouldn't go back to the stock 847, but I think I just wanted an 847 with a true bypass and the 846-HW isn't quite that.
All that said, so much of a wah is about how each player uses the expression pedal. I'm not sure a plugin version (without an expression pedal attached to it) will yield the same results as the real deal just from a playability perspective. I can't explain how I use my foot to rock the wah-pedal, but it's entirely subconscious and based on feel.
From my perspective, I'm honestly way more psyched about The Glue v2 and any other compressors Andy could model over more stomp boxes or wahs. It's not that I have beef against stomp boxes, but I just kinda feel like Andy and Urs Heckman do component modeling better than anyone else and I'd rather see Andy focus his efforts on higher end (read: more expensive) pieces of gear than stompboxes. I mean, $99-299 is the price range for good stomp boxes, which isn't all that much more than plugins. Meanwhile, a Universal Audio LA-2A is $3,500 and I still don't think anyone has nailed that particular unit yet. I think Andy has the best shot at putting out the best version to date. If a Cytomic LA-2A sold for $99 that's still 35 times cheaper than the hardware, whereas a $40 wah pedal plugin is still only like 3-8x cheaper than real wahs (heck, you can get a hardware wah on Craigslist for $40 if you're patient). it's a very selfish way to express interest in future potential Cytomic models, but I hope it's at least understandable.
Just my two cents. The ones no one asked for.