PIttsburgh Modular has introduced Fltr, a voltage controlled, analog state variable filter.
According to the company, Fltr is ‘a distilled version’ of their classic Filter module, that offers the same ‘warm and gummy sounds’ in half the space.
Here’s what they have to say about the Fltr module:
The Fltr offers a warm, organic sweep through the full frequency range. The lowpass filter is gummy and relaxed while the highpass is clean and defined. The goal was to produce a filter that does not have a single sweet spot. We worked to make every turn of a knob offer something musically engaging. Multiple filter responses are available simultaneously including lowpass, highpass, and bandpass.
- Frequency Knob – Adjusts the cutoff frequency of the filter.
- Frequency CV Knob – Attenuator and/or invert the frequency CV input.
- Resonance Knob – Adjusts the resonance (Q) of the filter.
- Frequency CV Input Jack – Frequency CV input.
- Input Jack – Audio input.
- Highpass Output Jack – 12db highpass filter output.
- Bandpass Output Jack – 12db bandpass filter output.
- Lowpass Output Jack – 12db lowpass filter output.
Production of the Fltr is limited to 60 modules. The Fltr module is available now via the Pittsburgh Modular site for US $169.
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Radikal Technologies‘ Joerg Schaaf will be introducing the RT451 Stereo Multimode Filter. Continue reading
Kush has introduced Tweaker – a sidechain shaping compressor that they say combines ‘an old soul with a post-modern brain’.
Tweaker expands the range and function of its traditional compressor controls, then adds ‘Sidechain Shaper’ section which allows you to select and shape what the compressor ‘sees’ and therefore how it responds—from simple HPFs to complex and flexible multi-shelving filters.
Kush’s Gregory Scott says “This box creates a wider array of effects than any other compressor ever made”. Continue reading
This video, via CZRider01, captures a demo of the classic R. A. Moog 907 Fixed Filter Bank. Continue reading
This video, via FunkyjunkItaly, is a quick demo of the Dave Smith Instruments DSM01 Curtis Filter For Eurorack modular synthesizers. Continue reading
This video, via Alessandro Petrolati, is a sneak preview of DensityGS apeFilter, an advanced filter effect of iPad and Audiobus.
Synthrotek has announced that it has released the DIRT filter – a module that allows for distortion, mangling, wave shaping and other caustic and filter like effects.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
DIRT is our new 4HP low-pass filter / effect for the Eurorack modular synth platform.
Inspired by one of our favorite ‘noisy’ filters, the DIRT is an unapologetic filter / effect that produces interesting and unique effects via the Bias knob, accessible from the front panel.
It’s not a traditional filter; it’s an effects module with filtering, ring mod effects, wave shaping and even outright brutal harmonic distortion.
DIRT likes to square things up a bit, so throw in a triangle, sawtooth, sine or other wave forms for different style effects. Even plugging a guitar (using an external amplification module) into the DIRT produces some great sounds and heavy distortion.
This video, jakobsweb, is an informal sound comparison between 3 Eurorack lowpass filters:
- The new Aion 904A;
- The Synthesis Technology E440 (MOTM); and
- The Macbeth Dual SV filter.
Aion and SynTech have a 24db slope, the Macbeth has 12db and is a dual multimode filter.
Here’s what he has to say about the three filters: Continue reading