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 Waldorf Edition: D-Pole by Waldorf is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product Waldorf Edition: D-Pole
Developer Waldorf
Price (MSRP)
€59 (bundle)
Type / Tags Filter
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
1.7.4 RC5
Downloads Released
1.7.4 RC5
Downloads Released

D-Pole is a musically versatile filter plug-in.


  • Filter Module
    • Frequency 0Hz up to over 17000Hz.
    • Resonance up to self-oscillation.
    • 5 Filter types:
      • Low Pass.
      • Band Pass.
      • High Pass.
      • Notch.
      • Resonator.
    • 12dB / 24dB Slope selectable.
  • Amplifier Module
    • Overdrive up to 52dB.
    • Volume.
    • Panning.
    • Delay Mix.
  • LFO Module
    • LFO Speed up to over 7000Hz, syncable to tempo and audio.
    • 3 LFO Shapes:
      • sinus.
      • triangle.
      • saw.
    • Positive or negative modulation of Filter Cutoff, Panning and Oscillator Pitch.
  • Envelope Follower Module
    • Adjustable Decay Rate.
    • Positive or negative modulation of Filter Cutoff.
  • Delay Module
    • Delay Time up to 2000ms, syncable to tempo.
    • Feedback up to 100%.
    • Damping.
  • Oscillator Module
    • Ring Modulation.
    • Frequency up to over 7000Hz.
    • Shapes:
      • Sine.
      • Triangle.
      • Saw.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By benwalker
May 26, 2004

No Reviews? Oh well...

I got this as part of the Waldorf Edition deal, so bear this in mind for the VFM comment.

How does it sound? Well, it's a filter. But also a distortion, delay, ring-modulator and bit-crusher.

Filter: This is the 'meat' of the thing. Sounds good AFAIC. Has LFO modulation and an envelope follower built in, so does wonders for drum loops. Resonance will go up to self oscillation, and I couldn't hear any stepping/ladders or whatever.

Distortion: In a word, brutal. Even on a very low setting, the volume has to be drastically reduced to avoid blowing the speakers. Vintage warmth this isn't, but if industrial sounds are your bag - look no further.

Ring Modulator: does exactly what it says on the knob...

Delay: Again, nothing particularly amazing, but usable.

Bit: Great and will actually reduce the sound down to nothing :)

interface is fine (looks like a waldorf should), midi CCs respond well, hasn't crashed yet. No support though, so that gets a fat zero. Presets are few, but it's so simple it doesn't really need any. Documentation is in the form of a proper book - pdf haters of the world unite!

overall, if you consider it as a freeby that came with the PPG and Attack, you can't really go wrong. If you consider it as a filter with two synths along for the ride, it still works out fine...Read more


Discussion: Active
9 September 2012 at 9:34pm

Still is the best sounding overdrive distortion in the digital world I have ever heard, and by far.

17 December 2013 at 12:55am

A great, really harsh filter I wish they'd bring it up to date.

11 December 2014 at 6:11am

love this thing. also wish Waldorf would give it some love.

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