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
Sonic State’s Edd Butterworth takes a look at the Koma FT201 Analog Filter / 10-Step Sequencer – a voltage controlled vactrol state variable filter, combined with a 10 step sequencer.
The FT201 is capable of providing ultra low and high frequency filter effects, which are controllable with an on-board infrared expression controller, which lets you create filter sweeps by moving your feet or hands over the pedal. Continue reading
This video, via DivKidMusic, compares 5 low-pass filters (not in order) for Eurorack modular synths: Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Korg product specialist Rich Formidoni explains the concept behind the filters on the new KingKorg keyboard synth and demonstrates their sound.
If you’ve used the KingKorg, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!
This video, via user Jesse Strait, compares the filter on the Roland Juno 6 to the Mode Machines F-106 Juno Filter.
See the Mode Machines site for details.
Zynaptiq has introduced Unfilter, an adaptive tonal contour linearization effect plug-in for Windows and Mac that lets you remove the effects of filters, including comb filtering, resonance, or excessive equalization – effectively linearizing the frequency response of a signal automatically.
Unfilter can also copy a detected filter response and apply it to another signal, or export it to disk as an impulse response file (WAV), and can perform mastering grade adaptive, free-form, and graphic equalization. Continue reading