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Bark of Dog is a bass resonance filter that lets you increase your low end without turning up the flab. I like to think of it as a way to boost the low end while still keeping it under control. While the controls are super simple, the effect that this has on controlling the low end in a mix is pretty exciting.
Is this just a resonant high pass filter?
Yes, it is.
Why create a dedicated plugin for a tool we all already have?
Great question. Truthfully, what you get here can be accomplished with pretty much any digital EQ plugin. The reason why I made a dedicated plugin for this is because even though I had the capability to put a resonant high pass filter on my tracks for the past 15 years using my stock EQ, the thought never occurred to me to try it. I read reviews on a certain plugin that claimed to enhance the low end with a resonant high pass filter, and everybody who tried it seemed to love it. Rather than spending loads of money on a big dongle and then more money on a plugin, I decided just to make my own.
Even though it is super simple, I think it lived up to it's hype. I love this tool. It solved all my low end problems. Because this is a feature we all already have, I didn't feel right about charging money for it. There are enough good new ideas to do that I don't want to fall into the trap of repackaging old tricks. Think of this as more of a really helpful tip with a plugin to go along with it. If you don't want to download this plugin, then at least open up your stock EQ and play with the resonance on your high pass filter. It made my life a lot easier, and I think it can make yours easier too.
Its very simple filter with boost. Just frequency and boost knobs. No LFO or other fancy stuff. It is doing something but we have way better free filters. I haven't found musical use for that.
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Love this. I use large diaphragm, but inexpensive MXL mics for Voice Overs. I use Bark of the Dog for the low end to thicken, in combination with Roth-AIR for the top end, to bring life back into otherwise stale voice tracks. Especially with tracks that have been hammered sterile by noise filters/plugins from noisy and field environs.Read Review