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
March 29, 2012 @ 10:49 pm
I've owned two of these since the late 1990's and I just love the sound. I'm a big fan of ladder filters and this lets me simulate it on anything. It's quite a lot of fun to hear the way the miniworks will transform the character of a synth via MIDI note messages to trigger envelopes. And it's also really cool to have the ability to send polyphonics through a single filter and then control that filter in ways that the synth could not. Like with external triggers. I'd never get rid of this thing.
Antonio Escobar
February 2, 2012 @ 11:44 am
The filter inside Pulse is a ladder one. If you have the 9v 4-Pole version, you have a Curtis, like microWave I analog filter.

Amazing piece of stuff.
January 16, 2011 @ 2:17 pm
If anyone is interested I am selling one of these : http://tinyurl.com/6jxhl6r
February 7, 2010 @ 5:46 am
A fantastic sounding filter from Waldorf! It's Pulse's internal filter in a tabletop unit...has MIDI, preset memories, LFO up to audio rate for nice ring modulated effects, dual envelopes and very nice modulation capabilities!

I bought it to compliment my digital synths and to use it as an alternative filter with my other analog equipment...it's mono input but this isn't a problem for me as most of my synths are mono anyways...really useful stereo output though!!

It uses the famous Moog ladder architecture and has a very nice raw power sound...if you increase the input level it can sound distorted too!!
November 26, 2009 @ 1:04 am
i have sherman, moog filters etc

but the 4 pole its amazing for mods the sound the matrix modulation its very complex and the lfo its very freak, and overall the 4 pole its vey musical machine. and the cem filter 4 pole from the prophet 5 its lethal machine, all its asignable with control change.
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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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