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Fat analog sweeps, pounding filter rhythms, big hardware sound. Nothing adds character to a track faster than a great filter, and FilterFreak can do it all. From funky envelope follower sounds reminiscent of the classic Mutron, to wide resonant LFO sweeps like the Sherman Filterbank. From timeless wah-wah tones to campy sci-fi sample-and-hold effects. Whether you’re controlling it manually, or locking it to tempo for rhythmic effects, FilterFreak delivers the warm, fat, resonant tones you crave. There's also exclusive features added that you won’t find in the classics, so you can create practically any filter effect you can dream up. Analog Sound FilterFreak faithfully recreates the sounds of classic analog resonant filters. Twist the frequency knob for smooth retro synth sweeps. Crank up the resonance to add some edge, or even push the filter into self-oscillation. And when you drive it hard, FilterFreak responds by breaking up in a gritty and pleasing way, just like hardware. There are seven different analog saturation “styles” included that range from warm or crunchy distortion to pumping compression. From subtle to extreme, FilterFreak packs a ton of analog magic into a convenient digital package. Rhythm and Groove While tweaking knobs is always fun, FilterFreak also includes rhythm and groove tools that add motion to your tracks automatically. Turn on Rhythm Mode and flip the MIDI switch to create auto-wah effects that sync to your DAW. FilterFreak - Rhythm Editor Choose a simple note value like eighths or sixteenths, select from a library of pre-made rhythms, or even design your own rhythmic patterns using the Rhythm Editor. Then, to perfectly match the feel of your tune, grab the Groove knob and add some swing or shuffle to drop it in the pocket. For effects that move with the music, choose the Envelope or ADSR modes to trigger the filter with incoming audio. You’ll be amazed by how much one plug-in can transform the feel of your tracks. Double Your Pleasure FilterFreak actually includes two separate plug-ins — FilterFreak 1 and 2. Load up FilterFreak 1 for a single, simple filter. But if you want more power, fire up FilterFreak 2. It gives you two analog filters side by side that can be used in series or parallel. Combining two filters with FilterFreak’s deep modulation options gives you a huge range of moving sounds to explore.

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Soundtoys 5 released!

...old plugins. They overhauled quite a bit all of them. Especially visible in the tweak window. And now EchoBoy's and FilterFreak's tweak window are way more usable. In v4 I always struggled with editing the curves. It just didn't make much sense. Now I instantly understood how those values/parameters interact. That's a big overhaul....

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Use of Effects

...Color Sound Wah Wah pedal, Alesis Quadraverb, Roland DEP-5, Evans ECHOPET, Boss CS compressor sustainer, Nomad Echoes, Soundtoys Echoboy, Filterfreak etc. Audiothing Outerspace…compressor, phaser,flanger vibrato, EQ pedals (Electro Harmonix, Boss, MXR etc.), a lot of selfmade FX racks in Ableton etc. Roland SRV330 Dimensional Space Reverb - The name makes it sound like a dimensional...

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Who Uses Plugin Alliance?

You can get some very nice saturation effects with Filterfreak as well.

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