Maestro Filter Sample Hold Clone

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“A clone of the vintage Maestro Filter Sample Hold with expanded features on a modern PCB — essentially two effects in one pedal. This build retains all the sounds and quirks of the original Maestro.”

“The first, an envelope filter with a very smooth low pass filter makes it sound synthy and resonant — very Moog-like. It has controls for filter range, resonance, attack, and decay. Like many filters, some lower knob settings will produce no effect, the controls are highly interactive and dependent on a wide range of potential inputs.”

“The Sample Hold is a random step filter effect with controls for speed and it shares the resonance control with the filter side — introducing bloops, pops and robot sounds. Just like the original, during use, the steps can randomly lock up due to minor variations in control voltage. Solution? Just wiggle the speed knob and it regains its stride. 40 years on and on one can engineer this quirk out of this classic.”

“Recommend that you switch it to filter mode or turn down the speed knob when bypassing to avoid LFO bleed through. True bypass, raw aluminum enclosure and powered by a standard Boss style 9V adaptor. Additionally, there are two trim pots inside that can be used to fine tune and calibrate the Sample Hold feature to your liking. They have subjective settings.”

“The term low-frequency oscillation (LFO) is an audio signal usually below 20 Hz which creates a pulsating rhythm rather than an audible tone. LFO predominantly refers to an audio technique specifically used in the production of electronic music.”

The YouTube video demo is of the original Maestro version of this effect.

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