Used Moog 500 Series Ladder Filter (Pair)

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The Ladder - Moog Music’s first 500 series module!


This Pre-Owned unit comes with original packaging.

A warranty of six months will be issued with this purchase.


Condition: Excellent




At a glance

  • Audio I/O: Balanced line-level +19dBµ to -16dBµ input accepted
  • Filter Type: Dynamic Low Pass and Dynamic High Pass Transistor Ladder Filter
  • Envelope Follower RMS detector, bi-polar with variable attack & release
  • Attack: 250µS to 2.0 seconds
  • Release: 200mS to 400mS
  • Envelope Control: Positive and Negative Modulation
  • Input Impedance: 24KΩ balanced differential, 12KΩ unbalanced single-ended.
  • Output Impedance: 50Ω differential, 25k single-ended
  • Max. Output Level: Better than +22dBµ, balanced.
  • Drive Gain: 36dB
  • Output Gain: 36dB
  • Frequency Response: Better than +/-0.5dB 20Hz – 20KHz passband. Better than +/- 1.5dB 5Hz – 24KHz pass band
  • Noise Level: better than 73dB below +4dBu, 0-30kHz
  • Bypass: Hard Relay Bypass
  • Distortion: It sounds good…
  • Power Consumption: Less than 105mA +16V, less than 75mA -16V

The Ladder - Moog Music’s first 500 series module!

"That thing is endlessly deep. You could use it on about every instrument to make it more interesting or give it it’s own character… I could play with it for days" -Michael Wagener

The Ladder is a Dynamic Transistor Ladder Filter that is based on Bob Moog's original ladder filter designs. Don't be fooled by its small size, The Ladder is a powerful and fantastic sound sculpting tool that allows for creative and unique sound shifting and shaping. By design, The Ladder sports the smoothest all analogue Low Pass and High Pass filter section. Simply adjust the Cutoff knob to add vibe, warmth or tonal adjustment. Choose LP to add analogue vibe and warmth to a sound or select HP for sweetening and relieving the heft of a sound.

The Envelope section of The Ladder is where things get really cool:

- Variable Attack and Release controls allow you to perfectly dial in the behaviour of The Ladder's envelope section. Use these controls to open and close the envelope as fast as lightning, or slow as molasses.

- Use the Amount control in Positive or Negative mode for mild to extreme sound shaping and manipulation. From slight timbral excitement and voicing to extreme compression-like behaviour. Even reversed filter action is achievable!

- The Resonance control used with The Ladder’s other features allows for the creation of sweet, dynamic and even speech like behavior. Use it to tune The Ladder to a sound source… or not. You can excite or accentuate specific frequencies as well as create completely new unique and wild sounds.

NOTE: The Ladder's Resonance control will push the unit into self-oscillation. This can be used for effect if desired.

The 2Pole/4Pole switch allows you to select how aggressive your filter slope is. 2 pole is equal to 12db per octave which is smooth and sweet, while 4 pole is 24db per octave which is hard and aggressive.

You also have a hardwire Bypass for totally transparent routing and A/B comparison

The Ladder isn't your average filter. It's a big step up

More Information
AT A GLANCE
  • Audio I/O: Balanced line-level +19dBµ to -16dBµ input accepted
  • Filter Type: Dynamic Low Pass and Dynamic High Pass Transistor Ladder Filter
  • Envelope Follower RMS detector, bi-polar with variable attack & release
  • Attack: 250µS to 2.0 seconds
  • Release: 200mS to 400mS
  • Envelope Control: Positive and Negative Modulation
  • Input Impedance: 24KΩ balanced differential, 12KΩ unbalanced single-ended.
  • Output Impedance: 50Ω differential, 25k single-ended
  • Max. Output Level: Better than +22dBµ, balanced.
  • Drive Gain: 36dB
  • Output Gain: 36dB
  • Frequency Response: Better than +/-0.5dB 20Hz – 20KHz passband. Better than +/- 1.5dB 5Hz – 24KHz pass band
  • Noise Level: better than 73dB below +4dBu, 0-30kHz
  • Bypass: Hard Relay Bypass
  • Distortion: It sounds good…
  • Power Consumption: Less than 105mA +16V, less than 75mA -16V
Demo in StoreNo
ManufacturerMoog
Short DescriptionThe Ladder - Moog Music’s first 500 series module!
Power Supply110V - 240V (Internal)
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