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Moogerfooger filter vs voyager filter?

Hi there,

I love the sound of running audio through my voyagers filter though the external audio input and overdriving it, mostly i do it with the filter wide open, but if u overdrive it a little it gives a nice kinda colour to the sound.

However I'm prob gonna get rid of my voyager soon

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if running audio through the moogerfooger low pass filter and overdriving gives the same sound as the voyagers filter?

Is it the same circuitry / components / signal flow?

If anyone has experience with both I would love to hear from you
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noone? come on i find that hard to believe on here!
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how about how a sherman filterbank compares to a moogerfooger for processing
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i'd be really curious too...i can't help though, because i have never used either :(
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Well they're both moog filters so should have a similar character.
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I don't have a Voyager to compare it with, but my MF-101 sound pretty Moogy -- enough to make my Prophet almost sound like a Moog. The closest thing I've got to a Voyager would be a Little Phatty. The sound of the MF-101 filter is very similar, but less versatile and sounds a bit different when overdriven. I generally prefer to run things through the LP filter so I can access the Phatty's ENV which is definitely superior to the simple ENV Follower on the MF-101. I mostly use the MF-101 together with other Foogers to filter their output rather than run synths or other audio directly into it. Basically, it's got that classic unmistakable Moog sound if that's what you need.
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thanks for the info guys!

does anyone else on here have a moogerfooger filter pedal and a voyager that can give me a specific answer??

come on there must be someone surely!!!! this is gearslutz!!!
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i have a voyager and a MF101, i use the MF101 mostly on bass guitar or samples straight out the e6400ultra, both filters sound pretty much the same. the mf101 has drive, when overdriven it sounds a bit different/better than overloading the voyager input.
but the voyager has stereo filters, adjustable poles etc. so it can do a bit more than the MF101.
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I don't own the filter, but I imagine it is the same as the other pedals which I do own. The drive on the moogerfoogers is at the output (post-effect), where the overdrive "trick" on the Voyager is pre-filter. That is why it sounds different as Subosc mentioned.

I prefer inserting an overdrive pedal into the Voyager's mixer input to overdrive the oscillators, rather than using the filter input. It is different, but I find the overloading the filter from the Voyager's main output alters the tone a bit too much. The new sub phatty basically adds an overdrive to mixer input to beefin up the tone.
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Voyager actually has dual/stereo filters that you can adjust with the Spacing knob, you can also select dual lowpass or lowpass/highpass in serie (bandpass) and also 1,2,3,4 poles.

MF101 is just lowpass with either 2 or 4 pole mode.
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Hi there,

I love the sound of running audio through my voyagers filter though the external audio input and overdriving it, mostly i do it with the filter wide open, but if u overdrive it a little it gives a nice kinda colour to the sound.
Why not use a nice (tube)preamp for this?
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thanks for everyones responses!

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Why not use a nice (tube)preamp for this?
never thought of that, all this is quite new to me, could you recommend me one / some?
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never thought of that, all this is quite new to me, could you recommend me one / some?
There are lots, stompboxes are very cool and cheap.
You just can't go wrong with the Behringer MIC200.
If you have a bit more to spend the Golden Age Project Pre-73 MK2 could be an option.
Blackstar has some nice pedals.
In this price range there are about 1000 options to choose from, so get to the store and try them out for yourself.

But you could also use stuff you already have at home. Try overdriving your mixingdesk.
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