Ever wanted to use one of the world's most famous synth filters in your DAW?
The classic filter from Arturia's lovingly recreated Mini V software instrument is now in a dedicated plugin. Now you can add the familiar filter tone to warm or smooth out your audio, or to add sweetness to a sensitive recording.
Not only that, but Filter MINI also includes a powerful modulation section which consists of an envelope follower, an LFO, and a step sequencer. A patch manager is also built-in, along with a set of presets to inspire your creativity.
In 2003, Arturia collaborated with Bob Moog to recreate the illustrious synthesizers he designed as software instruments, allowing a whole new generation of musicians, producers, and enthusiasts the chance to experience his unique method of synthesis. Fast-forward 15 years, and sadly the godfather of synthesis is no longer with us; but his legacy remains forever.
Through the collaborative effort and expertise, Arturia was not only able to perfectly recreate his iconic 70s monosynth, but also isolate individual components. The 24dB per octave ladder filter has always been at the core of the Model D monosynth mythos, and they were intrigued as to how it would sound on other audio sources. So they applied the greatest care and used the latest technological advances to reproduce its warm and highly musical tone.
For many music producers and electronic musicians, filters are an essential part of their sound and creative process. Put simply, filters cut or boost certain sound frequencies, letting you control the tonal 'shape' of audio.
For example, if you had a vocal recording that you wanted to remove some low, bassy rumbles from, you could use a high-pass filter.
A low-pass filter could be used in the same way, but to remove unwanted high frequencies; maybe to tame particularly zingy cymbals or hi-hats in a drum recording.
Notch filters can pinpoint certain frequencies and either boost or cut them; one great use for these is to find and remove clothy, unwanted mid-range resonance from recordings of acoustic instruments.