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Waldorf | X-Pole


It's nice to know that analog is still around, and Waldorf certainly knows this! That's why their new X-Pole stand-alone filter is a truly ANALOG filter and amplifier module. Best of all it's stereo! This gives you two 12/24dB/oct filters and ADSR envelopes that can contour any sound source, either stereo or dual-mono signals. And it is fully programmable.

The X-Pole really is a nice sounding (self-oscillating) filter that can be used to shape a sound or to create filter-effects on drum loops and such. It's fully MIDI'd including all the real-time controls. It has nice LFO controls, 2 VCA ADSR envelope generators, and it even has an overdrive at the input stage to really get that authentic analog sound. The inclusion of patch memory may even make this a better buy than the popular Mutronics Mutator!

Engine TypeAnalog
LFO1 LFO sine, triangle, saw, square, s&h
Engine DetailedStereo or 2x mono
Filter (VCF)Analog 12dB / 24dB/oct lowpass filter with resonance
Envelope (VCA)2 ADSR envelopes
Key typeN/A
Produced:1998 - 1998
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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