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Old 07-06-2012, 12:10 AM
SmoothOperator SmoothOperator is offline
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Originally Posted by SBS Designs
and believe in HIFI solid state processing and soon will offer Tube processors with the SP1, but not str8 up filters. Filters do have there place in the field but not a product I see for SBS Designs. You do have movable xover points on the High and low of the Iso Q2 so that can be used to filter out unwanted frequencies in a mix - Specs - but a str8 up filter to add that squaking sound to be kind, SBS Designs will not offer this at any time, there are options out there from many fine companies that do offer a part for this.

Actually I don't like the squawking sound and prefer to have the resonance turned down. An exception to that is sometimes I like to add a small resonant peak around 40hz to add some low end oomph to the subs when it's missing in the track. That squawking noise keeps me from using the filters on the pioneer mixers. I usually just want to gently remove the low end for a cleaner sound and that resonant peak mucks it up. Right now I'm using the filters built into Serato with the Kontrol X1 for the knobs. It makes it easy to have filters with me wherever I play and they sound decent. Really I would like a better option though. Something analog with big knobs would be nice. The A&H Xone-VF1 is the only one I have found that I like but it's not for sale anymore. The layout of the Vestax isolator with built in filters was cool too but everyone says the build/sound quality was lacking.

Is there something non-hifi about about filters? Do they add unwanted noise/color to the signal path? Are the variable crossover points on the Iso Q2 basically filters without variable resonance and the ability to sweep from 20-20khz?

It's fine that you don't want to make one or have one in the SBS product line. I just like filters and was wondering why there are not more being made.
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