The FT201 Analogue Filter / 10-Step Sequencer is our innovative voltage controlled vactrol state variable filter combined with a 10 step sequencer. The FT-201 is capable of providing ultra low and high frequency filter effects which are controllable with the on board infrared expression controller, which allows the user to create filter sweeps by moving their feet or hands over the pedal. The FT201 has 3 different filter outputs: bandpass, low pass and high pass, which all work simultaneously. The cutoff frequency range is very large, between 20 Hz and 20 kHz and because of the vactrols used the sound quality is superb. The 10 Step Sequencer runs through the selected amount of steps (2 – 10 steps) and adds the control voltage to the value set by the Cutoff knob, thus modulating the cutoff frequency in every step.
All the KOMA Elektronik pedals have an on board motion controller which allows the user to control most of the features of the pedal by just moving a hand, foot or other object over the pedal! And it's easy as 1,2,3 to set it up: just patch the CV output of the sensor into a CV input on the pedal and you are in control!
Knobs and Sliders
The FT201 is a pedal with a lot of different knobs: 3 knobs to control Sequencer Speed, Sequencer Length and Filter Cutof. Besides the 3 big knobs, you'll also find 10 small knobs on the pedal. These knobs can be used to change the cutoff frequency of every single sequencer step. This so you can make filter sequences. The 10 small knobs are relative to the big cutoff knob, so you filter through the full register by just turning the main controls. In addition to the standard knobs we fitted the pedal with 2 sliders to control the Input Gain and Resonance.
The CV and audio patch bay gives the user control of Cutoff frequency, Sequencer Speed, Resonance and the cool function to reset the Sequencer. There is also a Sequencer Out, which allows the user to use the FT201 to control other KOMA pedals or for instance a modular synth. Besides the normal Audio Input, the FT201 has 3 different Audio outputs: Hi Pass, Band pass and Low Pass, which work simultaneously.
On the back of the FT201 you'll find - next to the DC input - trimmers to attenuate all the CV in- and outputs of the pedal. You can easily set the sensitivity of the sensor and the input voltages of the Cutoff, and Resonance CV inputs and the output voltage of the Sequencer CV output.
How to use it?
Just like the BD101, the FT201 can be used as a stand alone pedal, linked to other KOMA Elektronik effect pedals or as a controller for a (modular) synthesizer or other CV receptive electronic instruments. The CV and audio patch bay allows control of the Resonance, Sequencer Reset, Cutoff and gives the user the possibility to synchronize the pedal with an external clock signal.
- Three filter outputs; Bandpass, Low pass and High pass, which all work simultaneously
- Slide controls for Input Gain and Resonance for more control while playing
- On board infrared expression controller, can be used as a standalone CV feature
- CV control for Resonance, Sequencer Reset, Cutoff
- CV input for External Clock signals and synchronization with other KOMA Elektronik pedals
- CV attenuators on the back of the pedal to fine-tune the CV inputs