Filterbank3 alternative (Filter+LFO+ExtremeDistortion in 1 plugin)?

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KVRist
92 posts since 22 Nov, 2015

Post Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:13 am

Since long time I am searching for a single-plugin substitution for the Tone2 Filterbank3 which is only 32bit and adds annoying noise when driven hard.

What I need are following features:
- Lowpass-filter with cutoff and resonance control (preferably 30dB but I think 24dB works too)
- BPM-synced LFO with all the typical shapes (sine, ramp up/down, square, triangle, noise etc..)
- Heavy distortion module after the filter with at least 50dB of drive (Tube would be great but for my use simple hard clipping works as well).

Does anything like that exist for Mac 64bit?

KVRAF
8574 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:16 am

ShaperBox from Cableguys looks to check all your boxes. There is the new distortion module.

KVRist

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92 posts since 22 Nov, 2015

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:28 am

Great suggestion! Does indeed check all my boxes. I struggle to get it to sound the way I am used to with filterbank, probably because it doesn't have the characteristic 30dB Filter.. I guess it will be hard to find such a filter slope in another plugin.
Anyway Shaperbox is way more flexible when designing LFO shapes over time. While it doesn't entirely replace Filterbank it opens some different possibilities and is definitely a great tool to have in my arsenal.
I only wish they had an option to display different modules on one page (like a rack for example) and to hide some controls that are not used. But I am surely going to dig deeper into it, thanks for the advice.

Btw if someone else has plugins to recommend of the type I am looking for let me know. I am still open for suggestions.

KVRian
942 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Sat May 15, 2021 7:27 am

Filterbank3 is free with this months edition of Computer Music πŸ‘
Very few posts on here about it πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

KVRian
907 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Sat May 15, 2021 12:22 pm

Phazma wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:28 am
Great suggestion! Does indeed check all my boxes. I struggle to get it to sound the way I am used to with filterbank, probably because it doesn't have the characteristic 30dB Filter.. I guess it will be hard to find such a filter slope in another plugin.
Anyway Shaperbox is way more flexible when designing LFO shapes over time. While it doesn't entirely replace Filterbank it opens some different possibilities and is definitely a great tool to have in my arsenal.
I only wish they had an option to display different modules on one page (like a rack for example) and to hide some controls that are not used. But I am surely going to dig deeper into it, thanks for the advice.

Btw if someone else has plugins to recommend of the type I am looking for let me know. I am still open for suggestions.
It doesn't have a 30db filter, but it has quite a few varieties of the 6, 12, and 24db filters. Yes, you can only view one module at a time.

KVRian
677 posts since 13 Oct, 2006

Post Sat May 15, 2021 2:55 pm

Tone2 releases Filterbank 3.3 (incl. Win 64-bit)
7th December 2011

hmmm
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KVRist
283 posts since 7 Apr, 2001 from Milwaukee, WI

Post Sat May 15, 2021 4:15 pm

Waldorf D-Pole is quite old but it fits the bill, and they are usually giving it away free with the Waldorf Edition pack from time to time. It's pretty aggressive sounding especially with the overdrive so it might work out for you.

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KVRAF
1979 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sat May 15, 2021 4:45 pm

robindrieghe wrote: ↑
Sat May 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Tone2 releases Filterbank 3.3 (incl. Win 64-bit)
7th December 2011

hmmm
I'm guessing the OP is running MacOS, since he, or she, is specifically asking for something similar for Mac. FilterBank is not available as 64-bit for Mac.
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KVRian
674 posts since 27 Nov, 2011

Post Sat May 15, 2021 10:56 pm

FilterBank was my favorite filter plug-in, I don’t get why they stopped supporting it for Mac :(

KVRian
1373 posts since 18 Feb, 2012

Post Sun May 16, 2021 12:50 am

Its a discontinued product. Hopefully, we will see FilterBank 4 soon, they have the technology and the means to do it.

KVRian
942 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Sun May 16, 2021 1:53 am

HcDoom wrote: ↑
Sun May 16, 2021 12:50 am
Its a discontinued product. Hopefully, we will see FilterBank 4 soon, they have the technology and the means to do it.
No its not. https://www.tone2.com/filterbank3.html
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

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KVRAF
1979 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sun May 16, 2021 2:40 am

Discontinued can also mean it's not developed anymore, which is isn't.
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KVRAF
1979 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sun May 16, 2021 2:44 am

Also agreeing with HcDoom regarding the hope for a new version, would be lovely to see. I actually uninstalled v3 yesterday because I have a little hard to use the current small and outdated interface.
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KVRian
942 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Sun May 16, 2021 2:50 am

starflakeprj wrote: ↑
Sun May 16, 2021 2:40 am
Discontinued can also mean it's not developed anymore, which is isn't.
πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ Yeah ok
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

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KVRian
1058 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Post Sun May 16, 2021 4:37 am

HcDoom wrote: ↑
Sun May 16, 2021 12:50 am
Its a discontinued product. Hopefully, we will see FilterBank 4 soon, they have the technology and the means to do it.
Many have asked over the years. But no luck.

Fun fact : Some big names continued using Filterbank2 for a long time, as they thought it sounded better (the distortion part was the kick distortion for many years).

But yeah, an update would be welcome. Include the FB2 and FB1 distortions, modernize the gui a little bit, and we'll be happy.
More BPM please

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