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Reviewed By benwalker [read all by] on 26th May 2004
Version reviewed: 1.6-ish on Windows
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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...

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iszoloscope
iszoloscope
9 September 2012 at 9:34pm

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

RoomofWires
RoomofWires
17 December 2013 at 12:55am

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

robohymn
robohymn
11 December 2014 at 6:11am

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

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