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Moog The Ladder Reviews

4.5 stars based on 8 customer reviews
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  • Carson McClain

    Every synth in your studio needs to run though this. In fact, This is a great tool for other more tradional instruments as well. I own 2 of them and will never get rid of them.

  • AJ Becerra

    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!!!

  • Aaron Cieslikowski

    If you take a hands-on approach to sound manipulation, you HAVE to have The Ladder 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!

  • Dylan Driscoll

    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.

  • from Portland OR June 7, 2016Music Background:
    guitar, synth, production & post production, sound design

    HUGE

    This little box adds so much to whatever signal you pass through it.. add that classic Moog sound to whatever you want, you won't be disappointed!

  • from Los Angeles March 22, 2016

    Incredible Filter

    I was definitely blown away. Everything I run through the Ladder comes to life. I can't believe how dull my MachineDrum or Tempest sound now with these little filters turned off. I bought a pair and threw them in my 500 series box next to a pair of Moog Analog Delays. The two device compliment each other brilliantly.

    Although not mentioned anywhere online, the Ladder is stereo linkable, and includes everything in the box to get you linked up if you buy a pair. By default they link as the average between the two unit's settings, so it actually gives you a lot more flexibility over your filter as you can either move the filters settings together or play with sweeps in between. This works incredibly well, and my drums and synths sound incredible running through the two Ladders.

    I'm actually kind of speechless. I don't know how these little guys make anything I feed them sound so good, but I waited way too long to add these to my setup and now I can't even dream of not having them.

  • from October 8, 2015

    Just great

    Honestly this thing rules. I use it on my Elektron dark trinity outboard gear and ITB synths like Serum. This thing coupled with the Kemper Profiler and a Chandler Little devil is magic. Come to think about it, just about everything sounds awesome through it.

  • from Boise, ID May 21, 2013Music Background:
    Indie artist

    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:
    Recording Engineer

    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 earth August 4, 2014Music Background:
    who cares

    WARNING DIFFICULT TO WORK WITH

    Okay so I admit I'm not too bright. I can play guitar like no one else but I suck at audio engineering. So I bought a demo of this filter and for heaven's sake it pissed me off more than my patchbay! listen its a great piece of gear but you have to KNOW AND EDUCATE yourself on it. I think if I GIVE IT TIME it will become much much better for me. Just a warning know your stuff before buying. happy trails!

  • from Long Beach, CA January 4, 2014Music Background:
    Pro Musician

    Inspiring moog filters!

    Great for inspiring sound-shaping for us non-engineer types. The highpass and Output control are a great addition in comparison with the oversized Moogerfooger version. They are much cleaner and easier to dial in than the pedal version, BUT be warned they still add some hiss at moderate levels. Much more fun than an EQ i think.

  • 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!

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