What qualities can make a filter sound good?

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3230 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Mon May 03, 2021 3:07 pm

Flexibility is the main thing I like. Controls for the input gain, controls for the gain between filter stages, controls to add imperfections between the exact tuning of each stage, controls to change each stage's type, controls for the gain in the feedback path (resonance), controls for where the feedback is inserted back into the overall architecture, controls for clipping and other nonlinearities in the feedback path and then controls for the output stage. This is the sort of thing that you can fiddle with in something like reaktor and even with no zdf you'd be amazed at how much you can change the overall quality of the filter.
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Post Mon May 03, 2021 3:09 pm


705 posts since 8 Mar, 2004 from Network 23

Post Mon May 03, 2021 4:20 pm

zerocrossing wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:58 am
The qualities that make a filter good are oompf, smudge, velvetosity, phattness and screamo. You must have at least two of those qualities.
Yep. That wins the internets. Screamo Velvetosity..epic.
We shall see orchestral machines with a thousand new sounds, with thousands of new euphonies, as opposed to the present day's simple sounds of strings, brass, and woodwinds. -- George Antheil, circa 1925 ---

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77601 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 04, 2021 12:52 am

Dasheesh wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 2:13 pm
and it had to behave correctly... the "bain" of modern instruments, they don't know how to behave anymore.
they need some discipline!

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