TwoToneshuzz wrote:I keep changing my post above, so I just bump this for any that may have read the earlier version...
I liked the part where you wrote, "To sum up." And then wrote twice as much again! Just teasing, I highly approve your enthusiasm.
I've long had my eye on Filterscape. There was a thread somewhere here of Urs claiming he feels that Filterscape is an overlooked gem of a tool. Some day!
Well it's currently supported for OS X lastest version, so there's still time to get in on the Filterscape goodness.
Looking through the various Filterscape VA patches I'm actually surpised at how many don't use the snapshot slots to create movement. So there's still much that can be discoverd and exploited in the instrument.
The Filterscape main effect plug in my opinion is still very much full of un-tapped possiblities..
It's a mini host for Filter effects modulation of type, the 10 snapshots, the 4 envelope followers, the delay, the multiple signal routing setups..
So much on offer here that it's very easy to get lost because of the depth and number of features. So it's not a plug that gets mastered in a hurry by any but the most capable of sound designers. Seen in that light and remembering that filtering techniques almost always have to be built around the actual input material to be most effective can be an explanation as to why this is not more popular..
Once you get used to the concept, then try settting similiar things up in your host, return to Filterscape to achieve the same things, you will likely begin to understand the advantages of having this setup in a compact, effective enviroment like the Filterscape..