Hey! Originally i just wanted to open a thread with my impression for the filter… but since your post has already the perfect name i just will add my impressions here.
May i already say: If you think about buying it: Buy it! It is worth every cent and for all its features it is quite cheap i think.
To the building:
I was the “beta-tester” of the very detailed building instructions, Andre made.
The instructions are very very detailed and every step is explained.
But anyway: the building is sophisticated and definitly only something for someone who is well experienced in soldering!
At first i didnt understood the symbol on the frontplate. The razorblade.
But after listening to it, the icon makes sense. The sound is very clear and original. It is a good filter to get rid of frequencies without changing the original charakter. …well if you want it that way.
The resonance first let me think i made a mistake while building, but sometimes it is indeed a feature and not a bug.
The resonance is at its “peak” about at 2/3 of the position, the last third is going into boost.
And what an boost that is.
In “usual” circumstances i went at most to half of the possible resonance.
What i really love is the FM! It strongly depends on what signal you put in the filter… But with that feature you can give a bit charakter to your sound.
And of course: 15 Filter types!! What comes in really handy: you can change the types over cv!
With some signals there is a pop noise when changing on other signals you can change wildly without no problems. Definitly a damn nice feature to just plug some lfo or other random signal in and see what happens.
Also a nice thing which at first i underestimated:
The build in vca: Very nice and clean sound, closing completly.
The quality of the module is very decent and the look is also very nice.
I have to admit it is only the 4th filter module i own/used. But it definitly is my favorite “tool” in my rack so far! And for that price it is a bargain!
And yes… it is a bit of an “advertisment”.
But i am really happy with that filter and i definitly want to support Tubeohm to help him creating more nice modules in future!