Moog 500 Series Ladder Filter

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$ 549.00 

Introducing The Ladder. Based on Bob Moog's original ladder filter designs, The Ladder is a Dynamic Transistor Ladder Filter and is the first of Moog's 500 series modules.

By design, The Ladder has the smoothest all analog Low Pass and High Pass filter section, so when you choose Low Pass you add analog vibe and warmth or when you select High Pass you can sweeten or relieve the heft of a sound.  The Ladder is an amazing sound sculpting tool that puts at your finger tips unique sound shifting and shaping abilities.

The Envelope section of The Ladder is where things get really cool:

  • Variable Attack and Release controls allow you to perfectly dial in the behavior of The Ladder's envelope section. Use these controls to open and close the envelope as fast as lightning, or slow as molasses.
  • Use the Amount control in Positive or Negative mode for mild to extreme sound shaping and manipulation. From slight timbral excitement and voicing to extreme compression-like behavior. Even reversed filter action is achievable!
  • The Resonance control used with The Ladder’s other features allows for the creation of sweet, dynamic and even speech like behavior. Use it to tune The Ladder to a sound source… or not. You can excite or accentuate specific frequencies as well as create completely new unique and wild sounds.

*NOTE* The Resonance control on the unit will push the Ladder into self-oscillation. This can make for one cool effect.

The 2Pole/4Pole switch gives you the ability to select how aggressive your filter slope is. 2 pole is equal to 12db per octave which is sweet and smooth, while 4 pole is 24db per octave which is hard and aggressive.

You also have a hard wire Bypass for totally transparent routing and A/B comparison.