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The Warp 9 from German Co. MAM (Music And More) is an economical analog multi-mode filter for processing external mono audio. Its filter is based on that of the classic EDP Wasp from 1978, utilizing a 12dB/oct (2-pole) resonant filter with switchable lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and notch modes. There is a built-in ADSR envelope with Delay and an LFO with 9 waveforms for modulating the filter's effect. The LFO can also be MIDI clock synced for tempo matched modulation of the filter's cutoff, resonance, etc. Other common analog filter effects such as Distortion, Velocity and Key tracking are also on-board. The LFO and VCA alone can lead to some creative modulated filter effects! The Warp 9 has full MIDI implementation which can send/receive all of its parameters.

In it's price range, the Warp 9 is competitively priced with the Vermona DAF1. Both filters offer the same types of filtering except the slightly more expensive DAF-1 has 4 filters, 24dB/oct (4-pole) slopes, and accepts stereo audio. However, the Warp 9 has something the DAF-1 doesn't, patch memory! The Warp 9 has 32 memories for storing your favorite filter settings and effects. The Warp 9 is one of the cheapest analog filters around and is best suited to processing your other synths, guitars, vocals, and effects rather than entire mixes or anything stereo. You can use it to add that analog sound to your digital synths, or to "Warp" them with the wacky sonic modulations it has the potential to deliver!

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3 Visitor comments
June 17, 2012 @ 11:11 am
i have one and yes its powerhouse but like most filters its in mono but hooking it to a mixer fixes that i highly recommend this filter. i think its sounds best with the distortion turned on wow is it something else.
Matthew Feinman
September 9, 2009 @ 11:02 pm
I would love to buy one of these. It's extremely hard to find isolated filter units now.
July 20, 2009 @ 3:05 pm
These filters are great if you can find one - the ability to trigger filter events with midi-on notes as well as audio spikes combined with a nice set of algorithms for mixing triggers, cutoffs, resonance and LFOs, etc. means this filter can really dance...the 32 memory slots are nice too , tonce you get what you like... save it .....the only real hassles are two - multi-use pots the require you to select the meaning of the pots in advance and a binary 5 light interface for numbering and recalling patches , not an easy learning curve but definitely worth taking the time to figure it all out
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - None
  • LFO - 1 LFO with 9 waveforms and MIDI Clock sync
  • Filter - 12 dB/oct multimode filter with Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, and Notch filter modes
  • VCA - 1 ADSR envelope
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 32 patches
  • Control - MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, Gate In
  • Date Produced - 2002

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