Waldorf MiniWorks 4-Pole

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The MiniWorks is a stand-alone 4-pole resonant analog filter and modulation module. Use it to create those Daft-Punk filter sweeps on entire drum & rhythm loops! Run any sounds, synthesizers or loops through it and filter them with a truly analog-like VCF (filter) that is not only very flexible but MIDI controllable as well! There are many modulation sources that can be programmed between the extensive VCF, VCA, envelope and LFO sections and these settings can be stored in the (20) user memory patches. The MiniWorks can also be overloaded for a lo-fi crunchy sound too! If it were a true stereo filter it would be perfect (input is mono, output is stereo), but in its price range it is the best analog filter module available!

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11 Visitor comments
July 8, 2014 @ 11:07 pm
The photo example VSE uses above is an abnormal looking Waldorf 4-pole that appears to have been repaired using improper part sizes to replace the pots. While the red knob looks okay, all the others are too short. Normally, the knobs would all be the same height as the red knob.
February 23, 2014 @ 4:29 am
TIP: Although the my Microwave XT has 8 excellent digital filter types, if you run it into the 4-Pole Mini Works' 24db analog filter, you are actually getting the same filter that resides in the Microwave 1, which adds organic warmth and is a great combo. Waldorf is about to release a "2-Pole Analog Filter" in the form factor of The Rocket Synth.
bristol club
July 8, 2013 @ 10:16 am
the early daft punk sound!
April 8, 2013 @ 7:08 pm
Was fortunate to recently purchase the 12 volt version and downloaded the manual pdf from Waldorf-Music.de and this little tank of a box has some awesome specs! One has to wonder why these are not made anymore. yes, I know there's Sherman filter bank but to be honest, I found it to have just a few "sweet spots", then sonic wonk and distortion all around that 'sweet spot", although that can be good but not what I was after. You would have to have several different models of moogfoogers to do what this one wonderful device does. Waldorf Q and Korg Wavestation dreamy thru this & will never sell!!
July 11, 2012 @ 4:18 pm
"VCF filter" is redundant terminology, since VCF stands for Voltage-Controlled Filter. The phrase appears twice in this article.

Since this site is such a storehouse of excellent information, it would be best if the terms were used correctly, since newcomers visit here to learn about the technology. Great examples are most important at a gateway site like this one.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - n/a
  • Multitimbral - Mono
  • Memory - 20 preset / 20 user patches
  • Filter - 24 dB/oct resonant low/band pass filter
  • VCA - 2 Envelopes
  • Keyboard - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1996
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