ShermanFilterbank 2 Desktop


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Sherman Filterbank 2 Desktop

The Sherman Filterbank 2 Desktop is a dense analog filter with an exemplary frequency range and characteristically deranged overdrive. The unit’s straightforward front panel interface and internal MIDI ensure its suitability for both live and studio applications.

The FB 2 Desktop features independent switchable low-pass and high-pass filters, each with frequency, resonance, and ADSR controls. Filter 2 features a six-octave switch that can sync with Filter 1. One of the ADSR generators features an external output that can be used with other Filterbanks or modular systems.

Additionally, the envelope can be triggered via an external source for even for synchronization options. Rounding out the FD 2’s already superb features is an FM input for both filters, a VCS overdrive with dedicated AR generator, and a ring modulation input.

Filterbank 2 Desktop Features

  • Pedal input allows foot control of frequency 1 and bypass / effect switching
  • 5mm big green LED indicates Effect status on the FB 2
  • 3-way switch on the input stage allows Hi boost as well Hi cut (both boosting high frequencies at input)
  • Another 3-way switch allows Sensitrig and Limit
  • A 3-way switch has 2 general transpose functions: +1 Octave and + Quint
  • A 3-way switch for the really powerful and quite revolutionary "Tracking" function - a monophonic pitch follower, that tunes filter 2 to the incoming pitch, and makes filter 1 slave of filter 2 via the harmonics switch
  • Extra white LED indicates when the tracking system is locked on
  • 3-way function switch in the LFO section, allowing sawtooth wave shape OR AR retrig
  • 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
  • 430 mm (19 ") width
  • 110 mm depth
  • 80 mm height
  • Packed weight : 4.3 Kg
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Product Demo Videos
Sherman Filterbank 2 With TR606 Demo
Modified TR-606 running thru Sherman Filterbank 2 messing with the harmonics and envelope.
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.

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.
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