Electrix Filter Factory

Electrix Filter Factory

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Put the analog edge back into your sound. Run your signal through the FilterFactory and you'll get everything from thick, retro filter sweeps to sub harmonic rumblings or even tweeter-shredding mayhem. Get everything from thick retro filter sweeps to sub harmonic rumblings or even tweeter-shredding mayhem. Extreme sonic shaping is the bottom line. 101 Flavors. Remix your tracks and explore infinite variations just by twisting the FilterFactory's knobs. MIDI controlled filter, so you can automate and sequence every single control setting and movement. Get a Buzz on? The buzz section gives you everything from a bit of extra punch right through to the `in your face` sound. Can you dig it? Similar to the old hybrid synths of the 70's, FilterFactory is a true analog filter design with digital control. How low can you go? Extreme resonance and cutoff frequency control canmake any frequency sub-basement low or stratospheric with mind numbing self-oscillation. Four Filters in one. Choose between Low pass, High Pass,Band Pass, and Notch filters. Five waveforms to choose from: saw tooth, inverse saw tooth, triangle, square and random. All synch to Tap Tempo or MIDI clock. Single Shot ADSR emulator lets you play the filter without needing a keyboard. Filter's CV input allows most old monosynths to control the FilterFactory's frequency and track the notes you're playing. 4 pole provides a big beefy Mono sound. 2 Pole provides a more controlled stereo signal.


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $300.00

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User Reviews of the Electrix Filter Factory

  • Submitted by d. l. from Wakefield, MA (200 points) on Dec 18, 2003
  • I bought this one back when it was new and going for three-hundred (no longer in my possession). Obviously, like all Electrix products, the front panels are a dream for tweakers. The ridged knobs are made of pumice (!) and the casing is all metal. NOTE: the FF can get very malicious and evil easily via the extraordinary filter. Naturally, this self-oscillates like an excessively obliging motherfucker, making this also able to serve as a sine oscillator. The momentary switches (lit-up beautifully) are key for rhythmic punching in/out and disengaging just the fuzz section (nice but could be better), for example... or the whole unit! Use this for rhythmic burbles, powerful static eq-ing (awesome), or really mangling your signal.
  • Good Points: construction, interface, table-top or rackmountable, plenty of modes like one-shot, extremely powerful for mangling, multimode, momentary switches, various lfo patterns, the large solid knobs!
  • Bad Points: power switch on back, fuzz section lacks balls, no jack for expression pedal (less expensive Filter Queen has this; wtf?), company no longer in business (damn.. they made cool shit)
  • Price Paid: US$300.00
  • Purchased At: Guitar Center
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  • Submitted by nkondi from Portland, OR (570 points) on Oct 6, 2003
  • i read so many reviews by techno people on how this would make your casio sound ever that much better...well it didnt do much for me at all. it looks pretty and has some nice features, which would work well for other musics, but the distortion sucked ass for harshnoise...
  • Good Points: built like a tank cool light up features
  • Bad Points: not being made anymore not very useful for harshnoise...
  • Price Paid: US$99.00
  • Purchased At: musiciansfriend
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  • Submitted by Harm from Mechanicsville, VA (86 points) on Jan 20, 2002
  • The Filter Factory is a necessity. I grabbed mine for 99 dollars at Guitar Center. When they came out they were about 400 dollars and I tried to like it but I couldn't see myself paying that much money for one. Now that I have it, I use it all the time. It's really great for its price and it's very simple to use. The Sherman Filter Bank is still much better, but the sherman requires much more knob turning and tweaking to get good the sound you want in a live situation.
  • Good Points: The Electrix is totally analog 2 pole and 4 pole. It self resonates so you can make some really cool sounds. You cna hook it up via CV inputs and outputs to control the the panning a little better. It allows you to take each side out of tunefrom eachother to make some pretty eerie sounds. It's midi controllable, so you can record all the knob movements and whatnot. It's table top or rack mountable. They are built very sturdy. All metal casing.
  • Bad Points: The bad thing is that they won't be around muhc longer. Yamaha has supposedly bought the schematics for the electrix performance effects and will be making their own brand of effects like these. So they cleared the market for themselves. Expect the yamaha stuff to be up in the 400 dollar range too. So grab these electrix things quick.
  • Price Paid: US$99.00
  • Purchased At: Guitar Center
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