Waldorf Intros 2-Pole Analog Filter


2014 NAMM Show: Waldorf has introduced the 2-Pole, a new hardware analog filter that’s designed to give users ‘the heart of the Waldorf sound’ in an easy to use, one-knob per function design. 


  • Fully analog signal path: Preamp -> Filter -> Overdrive
  • Award winning Waldorf analog multimode filter technology
  • Filter can be modulated by LFO, envelope follower or external signal
  • Preamp with overdrive capability for direct connection of instruments like bass or guitar
  • Post-filter overdrive with adjustable gain
  • LFO with different ranges, rate up to several kHz
  • Envelope follower with trigger section and different modes
  • True Bypass
  • Cascadable to stereo (for two 2-pole units)


  • Input Gain with level LED
  • Rectify pot for mixing-in the rectified input signal
  • Filter Cutoff pot
  • Filter Resonance pot
  • Bipolar Filter Env Mod pot
  • Filter Type switch
  • Overdrive pot
  • Activation switch
  • Output Level pot
  • LFO Range switch with 3 positions
  • LFO Rate pot with LED
  • LFO Mod Depth pot
  • Trigger Button with LED
  • Trigger Threshold pot
  • Trigger Hold pot
  • Envelope Follower Source switch with 3 positions
  • Envelope Follower Attack pot
  • Envelope Follower Decay pot


  • Audio In
  • Audio Out
  • Cutoff CV In
  • Envelope Follower CV In
  • Trigger In
  • Power DC 12V

Here’s a preview of the 2-Pole from the NAMM Show, via Future Music:

The 2-Pole is expected to be available in late Q1 2014, priced at about 200 Euro, See the Waldorf site for details.

21 thoughts on “Waldorf Intros 2-Pole Analog Filter

    1. Aren’t there already enough filters in Eurorack format? Why would they make another one?

      This is to fit on a desktop, and thus serves a particular purpose.

      1. I think it would be awesome if they released it in a couple formats, but Eurorack is still a smaller niche market. That would be nice, and take up less desk space, which most of us probably need these days with all the miscellaneous devices sprawled across our desks and studio. I understand though, that it would have a wider appeal in desktop format. And it would probably be stupid for Waldorf not to release it in desktop format.

    1. yeah, i felt the same, but then at that price? i mean trig especially can usually be done with a loud enough square/pulse wave from a regular sound card.

  1. I want to hear a demo of something other than the same couple of loops being run through it. Could have great potential, but the demos are pretty boring so far. Would love to hear this on a live, clean toned guitar.

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