Filtering

Whereas an equaliser will boost or attenuate the amplitude of specific frequencies or ranges of audio a Filter will, generally, only cut and over a specified range.

We tend to use equalisation for tonal balance and to generally improve the signal’s frequency response. However, when it comes to dramatic changes to a signal we might opt for a dedicated Filter unit.

Most dedicated filter devices/plugins come with acres of control. Quite often the modulation matrix on a filter unit is housed with lots of modulation sources with each controlling different parts of the filter. Filter sweeps are common in all genres of music but the filter bank/unit can do so much more. Self oscillation comes to mind..

In this category I run you through some of the techniques I use to add life to a mix by using filters with extensive modulation.

Creative filtering for the sound designer and producer!

4 Tutorials available


Filtering Basics Beginner

What is a Filter, how does it work,what do the functions do and how to use it.
Duration: 4 mins

Modulating a 2 Band Filter Intermediate

Creating Cross Modulation using 2 band Filters in Series and Parallel.
Duration: 7 mins

Modulating a Single Band Filter Intermediate

Creating Crazy Effects using a Modulator to process a Single Filter Band.
Duration: 6 mins

Step Sequencing Filter Cut-Off and Resonance Intermediate

Using a Step Sequencer as a Modulator to process Filter Cut-Off and Resonance
Duration: 7 mins

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