Okay so I will preface this by saying I have looked over the forums high and low and it’s hard to get a general consensus on this topic. The Ambika Overview page states there are ‘two styles of 4-pole filters (SMR4, warm with a soft edge ; and 4P, edgier),’
But then when I listen to THIS comparsion demo, the 4P sounds more ‘liquid’ and smooth.
I’ve listened to demos for each filter type so many times over and am about ready to order, but I want to get your opinions before I do.
The sounds I really like are the ‘Tremolo’ and ‘MultiMoof’ recorded with the 4P filter, shown HERE
And also the demos recorded with the SMR4 called ‘Epno’ and ‘Warm Piano’, shown HERE
As you can see I am looking for more keyboardist type sounds that will fit well into a mix with a band. However I also do love the power of the chords in THIS video, but I realize I may not be able to have the best of both worlds.
My thoughts now are to go for the SMR4, mainly cause I’ve heard the demos and I love the power it has, as well as the smooth sounds of presets such as the ‘Warm Piano’. It seems like it covers a lot of ground.
But which is truly the more ‘liquid smooth’ type of filter?
Anyways, I realize this has been brought up before, but the choices are still not completely clear to me. Thanks for reading and please chime in if you want.