Envelope filters have been a big part of the bass world since funk took the world by storm in the 70's. For some it is the classic auto wah like effect but for others filters can produce a much more complex range of sounds by mixing together multiple filters at once. The Filter Twin by Aguilar brings together both low and high frequency filters that will please both the classic funk player and modern experimentalists.
The Filter Twin is really easy to get set up with just 4 controls on the front of the pedal. The Blend control sets how much you want of each filter, this is where a lot of the really cool experimental sounds can come out. Using the Threshold pedal you set just how sensitive you want the pedal to be to your playing and the Velocity controls set the speed of each of the filters once you hit the threshold.
Here's what Aguilar say about the Filter Twin Pedal
The Filter Twin uses two identical filters sweeping in opposite directions - one up in frequency, one down in frequency - to give classic 70's-inspired funk sounds or completely new and original filter tones. Two filters sweeping at the same time give you a more organic, vocal quality and allow you to get expressive new sounds that you can't get from other pedals.
The Filter Twin offers unique filter effects via an intuitive four-knob layout. The blend control allows you to adjust the mix between the filters. The threshold control determines how sensitive the unit is to different playing styles. The velocity controls determine the speed of each filter.
- Separate velocity controls for the 'up' and 'down' filters
- Blend control adjusts mix between the filters
- Gig-saver bypass (signal passes even if your battery dies)
- Power: Nine-volt battery or optional universal power supply
- Heavy Duty steel construction
- Inputs: One 1/4" jack
- Outputs: One 1/4" jack
- Controls: Engage switch
- Warranty: Three year limited
- Optional: 9 volt power supply