filterbank mk2 dual rack
price : $1,550.00
sherman does it again, and again! introducing the new filterbank 2 x 2 rack, putting 2 of the popular sherman filterbanks behind a rack panel and moving the jacks to where they're more easily integrated into a
modular synth or guitar processing setup.
so whats on the sherman filterbank?
there are 5 extra switches and 2 extra leds from the mki, and on the back panel there's one pedal input jack. a reworked front-panel lay-out and the grey metal color.
the pedal input allows foot control of freq1 and bypass/effect switching.
a 5mm big green led indicates "effect on" on the fb 2.
a 3-way switch on the input stage allows hi boost as well hi cut (both boosting high frequencies at input).
another 3-way switch allows "sensitrig" (which makes the triggering twice as sensitive for, e.g. clean string pad filtering) and "limit", which leaves the filters more "breathing room" for self-oscillation if
the input stage is extremely overdriven.
a 3-way switch has 2 general transpose functions : +1 octave and + quint which works nice with monophonic signals, and has a specific dirty character.
a 3-way switch for the really powerful and quite revolutionary "tracking" function - a monophonic pitch follower, that tunes filter 2 to the incoming pitch, and makes filter 1 slave off of filter 2 via the
harmonics switch e.g. in position 2, filter 1 will be pitched one octave higher than filter 2, but still following the pitch. this extra switch activates the "tracking" in a normal or deep "track low" position,
with stunning basses as result.
the "revolutionary" aspect of this function is that never before any similar system enhances "on the spot" harmonics and creates new harmonics with fat analog circuits.
an extra white led indicates when the tracking system is "locked on".
...and to finish there also is an 3-way function switch in the lfo section, allowing sawtooth wave shape or ar retrig : this forces an lfo restart from the ar trig with pumping grooves as unavoidable