Felt Instruments Smugi

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PsychicVST
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102 posts since 24 Mar, 2022

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:54 pm

Felt Instruments (a company I’m not really familiar with) just released Smugi, a 1960s filter bank clone, on 9/29 and don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned here. It looked interesting enough to me that I purchased it and am pretty darn impressed. It’s really heavy on CPU but sounds great, has a uniquely inspiring GUI and tons of tweak-ability.

Check it out here:
https://www.feltinstruments.com/smugi

There is a cool video on there talking about the original filter bank and how he went about making Smugi.

*Felt Instruments appears to be a one-man operation so maybe he needs a little help getting the word out. I really like it and am glad to have stumbled across it.

seangm
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483 posts since 7 Dec, 2017

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:44 pm

They also make a filter called "Rysy" which I really like also. I'm going to grab Smugi for sure, looks like a good one. This guy does really good work.

PsychicVST
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102 posts since 24 Mar, 2022

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:15 pm

seangm wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:44 pm They also make a filter called "Rysy" which I really like also. I'm going to grab Smugi for sure, looks like a good one. This guy does really good work.
I picked up the Pioneer bundle with both Smugi and Rysy and really like them both.

fairlyclose
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2525 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:56 pm

Very interesting developer. I demoed Smugi and liked it quite a bit. Probably priced a bit high for me to buy as I dont think I would use it enough. But on the good side - he doesnt do mega discounts so I can take my time thinking about it.

dubguy99
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224 posts since 28 Jun, 2017

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:03 am

Sounds cool and I love filterbanks - I'd buy it if it wasn't so stupidely CPU heavy. Makes it practically unuseable in real projects for me. Or at least had a low CPU mode without feedback or something.

dubguy99
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224 posts since 28 Jun, 2017

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:09 am

Okay, after more testing I've got to say, this thing sounds awesome and is super unique. Just wish it wasn't so CPU heavy. Two instances take 50% of my CPU LOL

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KVRAF
2806 posts since 30 Aug, 2001 from where dinosaurs are still alive

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:29 am

Bottom of Smugi's page, "limitations" paragraph.

charlesalbert
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47 posts since 20 Apr, 2021

Post Mon Oct 03, 2022 5:36 am

Tried the demo. Madness. I have one of must powerful cpu in the market with 32 gb of ram and it uses 28% cpu in FL Studio. Only one instance. Can't believe it is due only to the filters. So sorry becuse the dev is a nice guy but this is a no go for me.

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