Here are 8 reasons why you should consider the µVCF for your Mother 32 rig1. µVCF can pull off some nice format sounds.
2. The µVCF can self oscillate and produces a clean sine wave that tracks well. Sine waves are incredibly useful for FM synthesis. Just let the µVCF's LPF output find it's way to the Linear FM input on the Mother 32 and have at it. To ensure accurate tracking, you'll need to buffer the KB output on the Mother 32 before patching it to the µVCF, as you would most VCOs.
3. The µVCF doesn't loose bass output when you crank the resonance and sweep the cutoff down. This is helpful for patching big bass sounds and thunderous drones.
4. The µVCF has excellent BPF and HPF outputs that work correctly, unlike the Mother 32's HPF.
5. The µVCF is small at 6hp and laid out for easy use with the FREQ knob at the top and patch points at the bottom.
6. The µVCF is an amazing value both used and new.
7. The µVCF blends in, this filter is short on character but doesn't draw attention to itself. This can be good if you don't want your entire track to sound like patches from the same synth.
8. I'm a fan of filters that include commonly used utility functions such as dual inputs with a mixer. While the Intellijel μVCF doesn't have dual inputs, it does include attenuverters on the FM inputs which conserve attenuverters for other duties.
What Does The µVCF Sound Like?
I haven't seen any videos specific to the Mother 32 and the µVCF, minus one that has some West Coast style robot chatter, but here are a few nice videos that demonstrate the µVCF's utility.
What are your thoughts on the Intellijel VCF? What VCF did you add to your Mum?