Dynamic Transistor Ladder Filter is the first 500 Series Module from Moog Music 21/10/11
Moog Music has announced the release of The Ladder, a Professional 500 Series Dynamic
Ladder Filter based on Bob Moog's original ladder filter design. The
Ladder is Moog Music's first 500 series module for the Pro Audio
market and is designed to add depth, flexibility and classic Moog
vibe to sound sources.
Adams, President/CEO of Moog Music, told us, "There have been a lot of firsts for Moog this year. The release of Animoog, the
first professional synthesizer for the iPad has introduced us to whole
new segment of customers. Now The Ladder will reacquaint Moog with
the Pro Audio community that embraced Moog Modular Synthesizers in the
1960's. We are very happy to see the market embracing this exciting
format and we look to developing other modules."
Moog Music tell us that the Ladder packs all the punch, fullness and analog euphoria of the
original Moog Filter, but adds key component and feature upgrades
required for professional studio use. They say that, from classic Moog filtering and
vibe to modern sweetening and wild, exciting behavior, The Ladder is a
powerful, articulate sound sculpting tool. The Ladder features include:
Low Pass and High Pass: The Ladder has inherited the smoothest all
analog filter section possible. Choose between LP and HP at the
flick of a switch.
Cutoff: Simply adjust this knob to determine where The Ladder begins
to sculpt the sound.
Attack and Release: These variable controls allow you
to perfectly dial in the timing behavior of The Ladder's envelope
section. Use them to open and close the envelope as fast as lightning,
or slow as molasses.
Amount: Use in Positive or Negative mode for mild to extreme
sound shaping and manipulation. The amount determines how much signal
is sent to the envelope section of The Ladder. From slight timbral
excitement and voicing to extreme compression-like behavior and even
reversed filtering is achievable.
Resonance: Controls the amount of harmonic bump at the cutoff
frequency. This is the voice of The Ladder. Create sweet, dynamic or
extreme speech like behavior and beyond. Accentuate specific
frequencies to excite a sound or create completely new and unique
NOTE: The Ladder's Resonance control can push the unit into
self-oscillation. This can be used for effect if desired.
2Pole/4Pole: Select how aggressive the filter slope is. 2 pole is
equal to 12db per octave, which is smooth and sweet, while 4 pole is
24db per octave, which is hard, aggressive and most similar to a
Classic Moog filter.
Bypass: Totally transparent relay bypass for routing
and A/B comparison
Pricing and Availability:
The Ladder will be available at Moog
Dealers worldwide in December 2011 for MSRP US$769.00.