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Band-Stop Filter

A band-rejection filter that passes most frequencies unaltered, but stops those in a specific range.
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Author: Steve Daulton
A band-rejection filter that passes most frequencies unaltered, but stops those in a specific range.
Parameters:
Center Frequency: 100.0 to 10000.0 [Hz]. Set the 'Center Frequency' slider, or type in a value for the center of the frequency band to block.
Stop-Band Width: 0.250 to 4.000 [Octaves]. Set the Stop-Band Width to determine how wide the cut frequency band will be. Smaller numbers will produce a narrower 'notch' and larger numbers will cut a broader band of frequencies.
This filter uses steep high-pass and low-pass filters to achieve the band-stop effect. The filters iterate to improve the band-stop efficiency for narrow band width and can thereby perform close to total blocking down to almost 1/4 octave.
For even narrower notches a notch filter should be used.

Chebyshev Type I Filter

Type I Chebyshev filters can provide a steeper roll-off than Butterworth filters but at the expense of more ripple in the passband.
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A Chebyshev filter with options for high-pass or low-pass operation.
Type I Chebyshev filters can provide a steeper roll-off than Butterworth filters but at the expense of more ripple in the passband. The plug-in provides unity gain (except for ripple) in the passband. This plug-in is capable of providing an exceptionally steep cut-off transition by selecting a "high order".
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Filter Type: [choice: Lowpass / Highpass] (default Lowpass)
  2. 2.
    Order: [choice 2 to 30 in steps of 2] (default 6) The higher the "order" number, the steeper the cut-off transition from the passband to stop band.
  3. 3.
    Cut-off Frequency: [1 to 48000 Hz] (default 1000 Hz). The actual filter frequency is limited to half of the track sample rate (the Nyquist frequency). For example, if the track sample rate is 44100 Hz, then setting the Cut-off frequency to any value greater than 22050 will produce the same result as setting the frequency to 22050 Hz.
  4. 4.
    Ripple: [0.0 to 3.0 dB] (default 0.05) Lower values will produce less ripple in the passband at the expense of a less steep cut-off. Higher values will produce a steeper cut-off but with more ripple in the passband. The difference in ripple and cut-off slope is likely to be most noticeable with low order filters and may be noticed as a slight boost or ringing in the passband just before the cut-off frequency.
When Ripple is set to zero, the passband response is essentially flat and the filter has the characteristics of a Butterworth filter.
The high-pass and low-pass filters may be used one after the other to produce a "flat topped" band-pass effect, in which the lower cut-off is provided by the high-pass filter and the upper cut-off provided by the low pass filter. The passband is the frequency band that passes between these two cut-off frequencies.

Classic EQ

An Equalizer (EQ) that can modify more than one band at a time.
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Authors: Josu Etxeberria and David R.Sky.
An Equalizer (EQ) that can modify more than one band at a time. You have 15 bands to choose from and can manipulate all of of them independently by moving their sliders.

Comb Filter

The name 'comb' filter comes from how it acts on the audio spectrum it's applied to: it looks like a comb with the teeth pointing up.
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Author: David R.Sky
The name 'comb' filter comes from how it acts on the audio spectrum it's applied to: it looks like a comb with the teeth pointing up. For example, if you set the comb frequency at 1000 Hz, the comb filter emphasizes 1000 Hz as well as 2000, 3000, 4000 Hz and succeeding frequencies. Produces an 'airy' effect, which is more pronounced the higher the comb decay value is set, and resonance is increasingly produced as well.
A comb filter can be produced using flanger-like settings on a delay effect, but this filter does not use a delay to get the result, so it does sound somewhat different.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Comb frequency: [Hz, 20 - 5000, default 440]
  2. 2.
    Comb decay: [0 - 0.1, default 0.025]
  3. 3.
    Normalization level: [0.0 - 1.0, default 0.95]

Customizable EQ

Customizable single-band equalizer.
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Author: David R.Sky
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Center frequency: [Hz, 20 - 20000, default 440]
  2. 2.
    Band width in octaves [octaves, 0.1 - 5.0, default 1.0]
  3. 3.
    Gain: [dB, -48.0 - +48.0, default 0.0]
  4. 4.
    Apply normalization? [Default = "no"]
  5. 5.
    Normalization level: [0.0 - 1.0, default 0.95]

Desk EQ

This equalizer is modelled on the EQ section of the Allen & Heath GL series mixing desk.
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Author: Steve Daulton
This EQ is modelled on the EQ section of the Allen & Heath(TM) GL series mixing desk.
It is a 4-band EQ (equaliser) with two semi-parametric mids and provides independent control of four frequency bands plus a low frequency roll-off switch (HPF). Allen & Heath (along with Soundcraft and Neve) are well known for their distinctive "British EQ". The two "mid" filters are bell shaped peak/dip filters which affect frequencies around a center point which can be swept from 500 Hz to 15 kHz, and 35 Hz to 1 kHz respectively. The width of the band is selected to provide effective control for both creative and corrective equalisation.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    100 Hz HPF: (+/- 15 dB) attenuates frequencies below 100 Hz by 12 dB per octave. It may be used to reduce low frequency noise such as microphone popping, stage noise and tape transport rumble.
  2. 2.
    HF Gain: sets the gain of the high frequency shelf filter which boosts or cuts high frequencies. Positive values will tend to make the sound "brighter". Negative values will tend to make the sound less bright.
  3. 3.
    High-Mid Frequency: (500 Hz to 15 kHz) sets the center frequency of the high-mid band filter.
  4. 4.
    High-Mid Gain: (+/- 15 dB) sets the gain of the high-mid band filter.
  5. 5.
    Low-Mid Frequency: (35 Hz to 1 kHz) sets the center frequency of the low-mid band filter.
  6. 6.
    Low-Mid Gain: (+/- 15 dB) sets the gain of the low-mid band filter.
  7. 7.
    LF Gain: (+/- 15 dB) sets the gain of the low frequency shelf filter. Positive values will tend to give the sound more bass and negative values will reduce the bass.

High Pass Filter with Q

A high pass filter with Q, or resonance.
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Author: David R.Sky
A high pass filter with Q, or resonance. A high pass filter attenuates frequencies below a given cut-off point. The higher Q is, the more the cut-off frequency will resonate (produce a tone). Applied to white noise, both this filter and the low pass filter with Q can be used to produce wind-like sounds at a constant frequency. See the high pass filter (LFO) and low pass filter (LFO) for ability to modulate a fixed resonance cut-off frequency.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Cut-off frequency: [20 - 10000 Hz, default 1000]
  2. 2.
    Filter Q (resonance): [0 - 5, default 1]

High Pass Filter (LFO)

A high pass filter with a low frequency oscillator (LFO).
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Author: David R.Sky
A high pass filter with a low frequency oscillator (LFO). A high pass filter attenuates frequencies below a given cut-off point. The LFO in this plug-in modulates the cut-off frequency up and down, like on an electronic synthesizer.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    LFO frequency: [0 - 20 Hz, default 0.2] - defines the speed of the oscillation, higher is faster
  2. 2.
    Lower cut-off frequency: [20 - 20000 Hz, default 160]
  3. 3.
    Upper cut-off frequency: [20 - 20000 Hz, default 2560]
  4. 4.
    LFO starting phase: [-180 to + 180 degrees, default 0]

High Pass Filter (LFO) - Alternative version

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Author: David R.Sky
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Center cut-off frequency: [20 to 20000 Hz, default 640]
  2. 2.
    LFO depth (radius): [0.0 to 10.0, default 1] - how far (in octaves) from center f the filter sweeps.
  3. 3.
    LFO frequency: [0.0 to 20.0, default 0.2]
  4. 4.
    LFO starting phase: [-180 to + 180 degrees, default 0]

Hum Remover

A filter for removing the sound of mains hum from recordings.
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Author: Steve Daulton
A filter for removing the sound of mains hum from recordings.
The frequency of mains electricity is 60 Hz in the US, 50 Hz in Europe. This can create electrical interference in recordings with many harmonics. To remove the hum, this effect applies a series of notch filters based on the frequencies of mains electricity and the harmonics, which have frequencies that are at exact multiples of that frequency.
To minimize loss of audio data, the number of harmonics may be adjusted so that only as many notches as required to eliminate the audible hum are applied. There are often more odd harmonics than even harmonics, so this effect allows the number of odd and even harmonic filters to be set independently.
Unless the amount of hum is very bad, high level audio will often mask the hum, making removal unnecessary, but during quiet parts of the recording the hum may be unpleasantly obtrusive. This effect therefore has a threshold level control so that only quiet sounds (where the hum will be most noticeable) are filtered.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Select Region: [Europe (50Hz) or USA (60Hz), default 50Hz] - Sets the fundamental hum frequency.
  2. 2.
    Number of odd Harmonics: [0 to 200, default 1] - The first harmonic is 50 or 60 Hz depending on the region selected.
  3. 3.
    Number of even Harmonics: [0 to 200, default 0] - The number of even harmonics to filter.
  4. 4.
    Hum Threshold Level (0 to 100%): [0 to 100, default 10] - The signal level, as a percentage of 'full scale' below which the filters are applied.
The Plot Spectrum effect can often provide a useful guide as to which frequencies need to be removed.
First, select 50 or 60 Hz with the first control as appropriate, then set the other controls to maximum. Preview the effect frequently while reducing one control at a time to find the minimum settings required to remove the hum.

Low Pass Filter (LFO)

A low pass filter with a low frequency oscillator (LFO).
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Author: David R.Sky
A low pass filter with a low frequency oscillator (LFO). A low pass filter attenuates frequencies above a given cut-off point. The LFO in this plug-in modulates the cut-off frequency up and down, like on an electronic synthesizer.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    LFO frequency: [0 - 20 Hz, default 0.2] - defines the speed of the oscillation, higher is faster
  2. 2.
    Lower cut-off frequency: [20 - 20000 Hz, default 160]
  3. 3.
    Upper cut-off frequency: [20 - 20000 Hz, default 2560]
  4. 4.
    LFO starting phase: [-180 to + 180 degrees, default 0]

Low Pass Filter (LFO) - Alternative version

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Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Center cut-off frequency: [20 20000 Hz, default 640]
  2. 2.
    LFO depth (radius): [0.0 to 10.0, default 1] - how far (in octaves) from center f the filter sweeps.
  3. 3.
    LFO frequency: [0.0 to 20.0, default 0.2]
  4. 4.
    LFO starting phase: [-180 to + 180 degrees, default 0]

Low Pass Filter with Q

A low pass filter with Q, or resonance.
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Author: David R.Sky
A low pass filter with Q, or resonance. A low pass filter attenuates frequencies above a given cut-off point. The higher Q is, the more the cut-off frequency will resonate (produce a tone). Applied to white noise, both this filter and the high pass filter with Q can be used to produce wind-like sounds at a constant frequency. See the low pass filter (LFO) and high pass filter (LFO) for ability to modulate a fixed resonance cut-off frequency.
  1. 1.
    Cut-off frequency: [20 - 10000 Hz, default 1000]
  2. 2.
    Filter q (resonance): [0 - 5, default 1]

Multiband EQ

A multiband equalizer.
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Author: David R.Sky
Select total number of bands (T, from 2 to 30), band number (1 to 30, depending on how many total bands T you chose), and apply gain (-24 to +24 db). Determines width of band depending on total band number T you chose.

Mutron

Loosely based on the Mutron stomp box from the late 70's. Basically it is a filter controlled by an envelope follower.
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Author: Steven Jones.
Loosely based on the Mutron stomp box from the late 70's. Basically it is a filter controlled by an envelope follower.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Center/Cut-off: [0 - 10000 Hz, default 100] - sets the static filter frequency
  2. 2.
    Depth: [-10000 - +10000 Hz, default 5000] - sets the negative or positive filter modulation depth
  3. 3.
    Band Width: [50 - 400 Hz, default 100] - controls the resonance, lower values being more resonant
  4. 4.
    Mode: [0="Low" 1="High" 2="Notch" 3="Band" (default)] - sets the filter mode: 0 = "Low pass", 1 = High pass, 2 = Band Reject (cut a notch at the filter frequency), 3 = Band Pass

Notch Filter

A notch filter cuts out a "notch" in the spectrum of your audio.
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Authors: Steve Daulton and Bill Wharrie.
Like its name suggests, a notch filter cuts out a "notch" in the spectrum of your audio. The default frequency (60 Hz) can remove much of the hum that recordings can acquire from 60 Hz mains supply (as used in North and Central America and much of South America). You can set Frequency to 50 Hz to counteract mains hum in other countries. See chart of mains frequencies by country.
Filter frequencies above 10000 Hz may be entered by typing the value but are only valid up to half of the sample rate of the audio being processed. Q values outside of the slider range can be entered by typing the values but must be greater than 0.01.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Frequency: [0 - 10000 Hz, default 60 Hz]
  2. 2.
    Q: [0.1 - 20.00, default 1.00] - determines the width of the notch. Below 1 creates a wider notch, above 1 creates a narrower notch.

Parametric EQ

A parametric equalizer is a variable equalizer effect which provides control of three parameters: amplitude, center frequency and bandwidth.
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Author: Steve Daulton and Bill Wharrie
A parametric equalizer is a variable equalizer effect which provides control of three parameters: amplitude, center frequency and bandwidth. This plug-in provides control of one frequency band that can be "tuned" to a user defined center frequency. The width of the affected frequency band may be adjusted with the "Width" control and the defined frequency band may be boosted or attenuated according to the "Gain" control.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Frequency (Hz): [10 to 10000 Hz, default 1000 Hz] - sets the center frequency of the filter
  2. 2.
    Width: [0 to 10, default 5] - determines the width of the affected frequency band. Greater width settings affect a broader range of frequencies. Smaller width affects a narrower band of frequencies. Numerically the width setting is approximately the half gain width in half octaves, thus the default setting of 5 has a half gain width of approximately 2.5 octaves.
  3. 3.
    Gain (dB): [-15 to +15 dB, default 0 dB (no effect)] - how much the filter center frequency is boosted or attenuated.

Random Low Pass Filter

Like someone is playing around with the cut-off frequency knob of your low pass filter.
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Author: David R.Sky
Like someone is playing around with the cut-off frequency knob of your low pass filter. Because of the way the random signal is generated, the lower the maximum speed is, the higher the depth factor must be to produce a similar depth of filtering changes. If you generate white noise then apply this effect, you can to some extent simulate constant pitch wind noise.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Max filter sweep speed: [0.01 - 10.0 Hz, default 0.2] - maximum speed of the random filter cut-off changes
  2. 2.
    Filter depth factor: [1 - 300, default 20] - how extreme the random filter cut-off changes are
  3. 3.
    Maximum cut-off frequency: [20 - 5000 H, default 2000] - the filter's maximum cut-off frequency

Resonant Filter

A filter with low pass, high pass and band pass options with a "resonance" control.
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Author: Steve Daulton
A filter with low pass, high pass and band pass options with a "resonance" control.
Audio filters are commonly designed to have a smooth frequency response that is essentially flat in the pass band then rolls off to a lower level in the stop band, but in some cases it is desirable to use a filter that has a peak and accentuates frequencies close to the defined filter frequency. Such filters are commonly used in sound synthesis to cause "ringing" at specified frequencies. This tends to be most effective with sounds that have complex frequency content, such as noise.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Filter frequency: [1 to 20000 Hz] (default: 1000 Hz) - The corner frequency of the filter. The frequency must be below the Nyquist Frequency (half the sample rate) or an error message will be displayed.
  2. 2.
    Resonance (Q): [0.1 to 100] (default: 10) - The amount of resonance. Higher values will produce a more pronounced and narrower peak at the corner frequency. Lower values will produce a less prominant peak with values below 0.7 showing no peak at all.
  3. 3.
    Filter type: [choice: Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass] (default: Low Pass) - Low pass allows frequencies below the corner frequency to pass through the filter and reduces frequencies above the corner. High Pass allows frequencies above the corner to pass and reduces frequencies below the corner. Band Pass reduces frequencies that are below the corner and reduces frequencies that are above the corner, allowing only a band of frequencies around the corner frequency to pass.
  4. 4.
    Output Gain: [-60 to 0 dB] (default -12 dB) - Because the resonance accentuates frequencies around the corner frequency it is often necessary to reduce the output level of this effect. Lower (more negative) values reduce the level more.

Shelf Filter

A shelf filter with options for high shelf, low shelf or mid-band.
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Author: Steve Daulton
A shelf filter with options for high shelf, low shelf or mid-band.
Low-shelf filter passes all frequencies, but increases or reduces frequencies below the shelf frequency by specified amount. High-shelf filter passes all frequencies, but increases or reduces frequencies above the shelf frequency by specified amount. Mid-band shelf filter passes all frequencies, but increases or reduces frequencies between the low and high cut-off frequencies by specified amount.
Parameters:
  1. 1.
    Filter type: [low-shelf / high-shelf / mid-band] - specifies which type of filter
  2. 2.
    Low frequency cut-off: [1 to 10000 Hz] - The corner frequency for the low shelf filter, or the lower corner frequency for the mid-band filter.
  3. 3.
    High frequency cut-off: [0.1 to 20 kHz] - The corner frequency for the high shelf filter, or the upper corner frequency for the mid-band filter. The high frequency cut-off must be less than half the track sample rate.
  4. 4.
    Filter gain: [+/- 30 dB] - how much to boost or cut the filtered audio. Positive values boot and negative values reduce the level.

Ten Band EQ

An Equalizer (EQ) that can modify one band at a time.
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Author: David R.Sky
An Equalizer (EQ) that can modify one band at a time. Select the band number (1 to 10) and gain (-24 to +24 dB).