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  1. Of all time...? Musitronics Mu-Tron III (or Mu-Fx Tru-Tron 3x) Moog MF-101 LPF Chunk Systems Agent 00Funk Mk II (or the Octavius Squeezer which shares the same filter circuit) Frostwave Funk-a-Duck
  2. The Keeley sounds like a really cool, old school Moog style synth to me. I'm actually tempted by it. Not super flexible but it's pretty phat sounding, sounds good for a hip-hop dirty synth bass Dr Dre/Snoop Dogg type sound and it looks easy to dual in. These demos by a Talkbass member make it sound better too. I think the Synth-1's real strength is going to be using it with an expression pedal as the filter control has a really wide sweep to it.
  3. My understanding was that it was a partnership with Mike Matthews, so Mike Beigel didn't get the choose the make /quality of the components for example.
  4. 1972 Musitronics Mu-Tron III is the original with the separate power supply 1979 ARP Mu-Tron came next with a fixed power cable, these don't sound as good imo but can be calibrated to sound more like the original. In the mod 90's there was the Haz Mu-Tron 3+ looked like a vintage Mu-Tron but was a completely different circuit, plus notch filter setting, some internal dip switches and a low battery light indicator. The original inventor (Mike Beigel) slated these and said they stole his designs, and recommended the EHX Q-Tron instead although I think the Haz version does sound ok, but different. Q-Tron coincidentally is a different circuit too. Mike Beigel also had a hand in the EHX Enigma QBalls design. Next came the Guyatone Ultron, different designer and manufacturer but meant to be based on a Mu-Tron, with a whole host of other features including different wave forms. After that Mike Beigel brought out the official Mu-Fx Tru-Tron 3x in 2014 (also called Mu-Tron 3x in Europe), with a preamp option, mix filter mode, and Peak and Preamps going up to 11 on the dial giving it more range than the other Mu-Tron's to date. After that came the Mu-Fx Micro-Tron III. They then got back the rights to use the Mu-Tron brand name in the US to become the Mu-Tron Micro-Tron III. Lastly, the current version is the Micro-Tron IV. The only difference between the three and the four is that they started building their own switchable opto-couplers in the IV, but imo they sound pretty identical to the III using the gold default opto-mod. There is a red opto mod which is meant to sound dirtier like an original Mu-Tron which has drifted out of calibration. Not heard any demos of this though and I think all the later Mu-Tron's sound a bit cleaner than the originals. Other unofficial Mu-Tron variants or similar filters with albeit different circuitry include the 3Leaf Proton, VFE Mini-Mu, Mojo Hand Wonder and Little Wonder, Keeley Neutrino, and Maxon AF-9. I'm sure there are others out there.
  5. Glad you like the Tru-Tron. It really is a very powerful and versatile filter..it definitely has the most range of all the Mu-Trons released. Had mine a few years now and Mu-Trons are one of the reasons (along with the Chunk, Moog and Frostwave filters! 🤩) that I don't really lust for other envelope filters anymore.
  6. I think they got discontinued back in 2018. I love my MF-101 LPF, sounds awesome with an expression pedal. Moog really needs to resissue them in a smaller design without sacrificing functionality as I think the market for them is still there. Used Moogerfoogers have also shot up in value over the past couple of years.
  7. Love the Meters. Prime time 70's Parliament-Funkadelic would also fit that description for me. Whilst the line-up was constantly evolving when you had the likes of virtuoso musicians such as George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Michael Hampton, Bootsy and other JB's Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley playing together, they were collectively both one of the tightest and yet somehow also one of the loosest funk bands around.
  8. Love that you have a Frostwave Funk-a-Duck clone. I have an original of these and as you say tricky to dial in but the sweet spots sound awesome.
  9. Yes great demo, both modes sound really good and the tracking seems excellent...count me interested
  10. 4 is an unlucky number in Japan so I don't think they'll ever be a OC-4.
  11. Seems to track very well, although everything is through the BC-1X compressor. I'd like to hear the OC-5 just on its own.
  12. @GisserD you're killing it with those Steak clips. Loving it. Sounds like a monster of a pedal 👾
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