Moog The Ladder Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
If you are new 500 Series, Moog's The Ladder should hands-down be your first module! This filter will work miracles on nearly every instrument in your mix - it's practically a ribbon microphone in a box. In my studio, it adds grit to my flat drum track, tone to my muddy guitar, and body to nearly any vocal I use it on. The Ladder is an absolute must for anyone who's interested in the 500 Series format.
WOW!!!! I am absolutley blown away. The Ladder filter can be used on much more than synths, I have used it on nearly every source I can think of while mixing and the results are dramatic and instant. On guitar tracks, it makes a weak dynamic mic come alive like it was tracked with a high end ribbon; it gives punch and clarity to a flabby kick drum (you can also get a "subkick" sound if needed); on bass guitars, it can give a growl and edge or take out the high end "slap"; a pair of them on the mix buss makes it sound like it was tracked on a high end analog console! I can't say enough good things about The Ladder and how necessary it is as a mixing tool. The Ladder makes EVERYTHING sit where it needs to in the mix with NO effort!!!
If you take a hands-on approach to sound manipulation, you HAVE to have The Ladder by in your rack. When I got a couple into my studio I was able to channel Bob Moog's energy as I mashed my drum buss into oblivion. Next I moved over to the bass and added some sweetening with a deft touch. I think I tried it on every instrument on the record I'm currently working on and some of the sounds just defy description!
from Boise, ID
May 21, 2013Music Background:
Amazing Tool!This thing is great on just about anything. Especially if you work ITB with a lot of soft synths. When you send them through the ladder it makes them sound like they came out of an expensive outboard synth! Cool on vocals and many other sources as well. Thanks to Karl Long for reccomending it to me!
from Durham, NC
March 4, 2013Music Background:
Ladder rocks!This unit is absolutely killer on kick drum and electric guitars. It's absolutely amazing how powerful it really is. It's somewhere between EQ, compression, and harmonic expansion! Great unit and my go to on rock guitars and kick.
from United States
March 13, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Student, Pro Musician
Not just for synths and drums!With this great product you can remove the harshness of a guitar amp. The sound that comes out is perfect to record electric guitars and basses, the drive and the LPF will remove the harshness of the amps for a more focused sound. A MUST for metal and hard rock recordings!