The Sherman Filterbank 2 Compact is a powerful analog filtering/distortion unit that features all the components that made its predecessor a classic, albeit in a more compact design. This makes the Compact FB 2 ideal for touring and traveling. Like its predecessor, the Compact FB 2 features independent low-pass, high-pass, and bandpass filters with dedicated ADSR and frequency controls, resonance, FM, and even a ring modulator input! If all that wasn’t enough, there’s a six-octave switch, noise generator, and a VCA overdrive with dedicated AR generator.
Filterbank 2 Compact Features
Independent low pass, band pass and high pass filters with resonance, frequency and ADSR (positive - negative) controls.. These are switchable between parallel or serial
The second filter has a 6 octave switch, and is synchronizable with the first filter
1 ADSR generator for these filters with an external output for use with more filterbanks or modular systems, triggered by the incoming signal, by a second sounds source, or by a gate
1 FM input for the filters, internal or external audio, LFO or CV
1 VCA overdrive with AR generator also
1 ring modulator input, internal or external audio, LFO or CV
Trigger AR, AM In, ADSR Out and Trigger In, Link In/Out, FM In, Sig. In, Pedal In
Product Demo Videos
Sherman Filterbank 2 Compact as part of a synth voice and as a drum machine destruction device
This video shows the Sherman Filterbank 2 Compact being used as part of a synthesizer voice and filtering and distorting a drum machine. The synth voice is made with a Vermona Mono Lancet with the VCA and VCF all the way open, so the droning saw wave oscillators go into the Filterbank which filters and then controls the amplitude of them. Then an Elektron Machinedrum is run into the Filterbank for the classic screaming and distorted drum machine into filterbank sound.