I just put a switch in to allow me to choose between 2-pole and 4-pole filters. I was wondering if there would be much of a difference in sound between the two in the same patch. I suppose I’m wondering if the switch actually works. All I can hear so far with the standard patches is a large difference in volume, the 4-pole is much louder.
Is there an easy way to tell if the switch is actually working?
There are a bunch of percussion patches around the 120 mark that do not produce any sound when in 2-pole mode but seem to sound fine in 4-pole mode so I suppose it works.
Using the term 2 and 4 pole confused me at first. If you think of it as 12dB and 24dB then it sounds more user friendly
I used the terms that are printed on the PCB, but I tend to use 2-pole and 4-pole more often than 12db or 24db.
This is a good explanation, if not a bit technical:
I’m still not sure why there is such a bit difference in volume 'though.
Every synth I’ve owned has used 12/24db
Then you haven’t owned this one
Alesis uses the “pole” terms, Oberheim uses both. I’m okay with either, but can anyone answer my original question? Or is the answer obvious and it’s a dumb question?
Oh, the Miniworks has Oscillators? Ill go and check…
well the difference is in the sound. 2pole sounds more weak, and dirty, 4 pole sounds fat. i can’t say if there’s a huge difference in volume, i can’t even remember if i’ve tried it.