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There are many other filter designs we could throw into the mix, and with the analogue revival there’s been a resurgence of interest in long-forgotten designs.

Here’s an Arturia Microbrute with band-pass filter mode engaged:

Pic 26a - freq plot.

Pic 26b - freq plot.

Pic 26c - freq plot.

And with the same sound modulated by an LFO:

Pic 27a - spectrogram.

The Microbrute uses a (previously) uncommon Steiner-Parker 2-pole multimode filter. ‘Multimode’ means that it can be switched into different configurations: low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, etc.

20th October, 2015

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Comments

  • Thanks !
    Good basic article, but I would assume the typical reader of attack mag already pretty much knew about filter frequency charts resonance, poles, comb filters, etc.
    It would have been maybe interesting after a short introduction covering these topics, to move on to discuss in more detail the phase effects of filters, the different uses and possibilities of modulations routes, what makes a moog, DSI, arturia filters, sound so different, etc…

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  • Good article! I enjoyed the example filter types (Oberheim, Korg, Moog, Arturia). I often look for ways to describe differences in filters. I also appreciated the learning that analogue filter slopes are rarely linear. Guess I’ll have to go play with Ableton Lives new Cytomic filter types.

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