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Musitronics MU-TRON III

Musitronics MU-TRON III
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Musitronics MU-TRON III


MU-TRON III Envelope Filter
The Mu-Tron III was based on a Guild prototypes called the Timbre Generator. Beigel said he chose the envelope-controlled filter over other synthesizer elements, such as ring modulation, because it sounded more musical; it was a more general effect that would lend itself to a variety of applications, and it was easy to use.
The Mu-tron III became an instant success and was used by a variety of musicians for a variety of instruments, especially guitar, Clavinet, and bass. Perhaps the best-known use of it is by Stevie Wonder, who used it on his Clavinet for the song "Higher Ground". (taken from Wikipedia)

The biggest, baddest, funkiest envelope filter of all-time – the Mu-Tron III. Debuting in 1972, Musitronic’s Mu-Tron III was the first stand-alone effects device of its kind, literally defining an entirely new category of effects and setting the standard for every envelope filter and auto-wah that was to follow – a standard many believe has yet to be matched. 
Bootsy Collins used the Mu-Tron III on his bass with Parliament/Funkadelic and Jerry Garcia made the Mu-Tron III part of his signature lead guitar sound with the Grateful Dead. (taken from Premier Guitar)

Made in the US, early 70's

Functionality: 100%
Original box: NO
Original manual: NO
AC adaptor: NO

Artists/Bands: Stevie Wonder, Grateful Dead, Larry Coryell, Frank Zappa, Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Frampton, Parliament-Funkadelic

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