Received my Poly Cinematic and have been having a good play with it. Some really amazing sounds can be squeezed from this module!
I am having a bit of an issue with the filter though. The cutoff frequency doesn't seem to go below ~300Hz, with 12oclock sitting at about 3k - which is quite high for a filter in my experience. It means most of the knob past 12 oclock is rarely used with lowpass, and I'm not able to actually close the filter (300Hz is very much in the audible range).
Is there a way to calibrate the filter, or is there as issue with my module?
Edit: I should mention that this is with Key follow off and Env Depth at its lowest setting. Using key follow seems to bring the floor down a little for low notes (so it can definitely go lower), but I'm not always looking for this kind of modulation - I want it at 0 when the knob is at 0 with key follow off. Increasing environment depth increases the floor.
That's great thanks Jason!
Released today, Version 2 firmware has the minimum filter frequency lowered to 40hz, which is half the frequency of V1 firmware. Depending on other settings such as key follow and External Filter CV, this should close the filter in most cases.
I was also confused and would have wished for being able to close the filter...
Ok thanks Jason, if it's by design I can work with that although I do like to be able to close a filter - I have enough other filters - thanks for quick response!
The cut-off frequency should go down to 150hz, which might correlate with your 300hz if the tuner picks the octave above (or mine the octave below!). The filter is also a pad friendly 12db/oct SVF design so you won't be able to close it down completely, this is intended behaviour since Poly Cinematic is designed to always make a sound.