Source Audio debuted the latest in their line of bass envelop filters at the NAMM show this year with the announcement of the Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter. The Manta is the next generation, following the company’s Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter.
The Manta offers 12 filter effects, plus a new edition for the Soundblox line: distortion. In fact, there are eight variations of distortion in the pedal, designed to work with all of the Manta’s filter effects.
Filter controls are managed by the Manta’s two envelope followers (sine, square, and saw tooth LFO). The signal path splits the instrument’s dry and distorted signals. The dry signal controls the envelope to increase the response from the filter.
The 12 filter effects include 2- and 4-pole Low-Pass, Single-Peak, Multi-Peak and Phasers. The Distortion Types include Hard and Soft clip, Octave distortion, Fold-back, Quantized, and synth-like Gated Fuzz. Each distortion type features independent gain levels which are adjusted by the Drive control.
The Manta is compatible with Source Audio’s Dual Expression Pedal, like all of the Soundblox 2 pedals, as well as the Hot Hand 3 Wireless Effects Controller and MIDI control signals via Source Audio’s Soundblox HUB.
Source Audio Manta Bass Filter Demo:
The Manta is available now with a street price of $169.00.
Source Audio Manta Bass Filter Specs:
|Diverse Sound Palette||Features up to 24 different Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Single Peak, Multi-Peak, and Notch filters.|
|Deep Control Set||Access to control parameters typically found in only professional rack-mount effects, or computer software.|
|Drive/Distortion Type||Add a variety of gain and distortions to any of the Manta’s effects for an added boost and flavor.|
|State-of-the-Art DSP||A proprietary 56-bit Digital Signal Processor, the SA601, and crystal clear 24-bit converters.|
|Multi-Function Jacks||Use the Source Audio Hot Hand motion sensors, or Dual Expression Pedal, for on-the-fly control over modulation or any adjustable parameter.|
|MIDI Capable||Use the Soundblox HUB (connected to the Multi-Function Input) to allow MIDI access to controlling parameters, and save up to 128 user presets.|
|Universal Bypass||Select either analog buffered or relay based True Bypass.|
|Housing:||Compact, rugged, cast aluminum housing.|
|Power Supply:||9V DC (included)|
|Dimensions:||L: 4.5in/11.4cm x W: 4.5in/11.4cm x H: 2.25in/5.7cm (including knobs)|
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