Recommendations for filter plugins with many creative options.

Discussion in 'Mixing, Post-Production, and Effects' started by Headlands, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Headlands

    Headlands Active Member

    Aug 18, 2017
    I've been using FabFilter Volcano and Filter Freak for forever it seems like, and am interested in seeing what's new out there these days that is very advanced and creative both feature-set-wise, GUI-wise, and sonically. I just want to change things up and see what options there are at this time. Money is not an object for it.

    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
  2. D Halgren

    D Halgren Senior Member

    May 6, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Filterfreak by Soundtoys or Tantra.
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  3. OP

    Headlands Active Member

    Aug 18, 2017
    Sorry, forgot to mention that I use Filter Freak already also. I'll check out Tantra, thanks!
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  4. Dr.Quest

    Dr.Quest Senior Member

    Tantra I highly recommend. Super cool!
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  5. kgdrum

    kgdrum Senior Member

    Apr 11, 2005
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  6. anp27

    anp27 Active Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    You can get really crazy results with Cableguys' FilterShaper (Shaperbox). I don't see it get it mentioned enough.
  7. Chandler

    Chandler Active Member

    Jan 12, 2016
    I use MWobbler and I’ve done a few videos on how to use it. There are a number of things it can do, so don’t be fooled and think its only good for dubstep wobbles. I don’t know if it’s exactly what you want, but feel free to check it out.

  8. chillbot

    chillbot Sock Muppet

    Feb 6, 2014
    La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Audio Damage Filtersation 1 & 2 you'll thank me. I prefer 1. And while you're there Panstation is killer. For more extreme, sugar bytes WOW2. So fun
  9. nordicguy

    nordicguy Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Really like what this guy is doing.
    He also just released a delay that is worth a look at!
    AudioThing has this formant one "with a twist".
    Kilohearts'v got this "multi band based" modular effect that could become pretty addictive...
    If you'r on Mac, Sinevibes offers many rhythmic based FXs.
  10. averystemmler

    averystemmler Active Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    Another vote from me for Tantra. It's great for getting rhythmic effects quickly.

    If you own Zebra, I'd also try the included effect version, Zebrafy. It lets you pipe an input signal through all of Zebra's filters, effects, and modulators. You can route midi into it and control parameters just as you can in the base synth, including things like keyboard scaling or velocity.
  11. givemenoughrope

    givemenoughrope Senior Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Soundtoys bundle
    U-he Zebrify and Uhbik
    Cableguys midishaper and daw automation
  12. timprebble

    timprebble Sound designer, Composer, Sound library developer

    totally agree - I own lots of outboard filters (Ebb und Flut, Mutator, Urei Little Dipper, Orban 674A + 622b, MF101) and The Drop is my favourite ITB filter
  13. Living Fossil

    Living Fossil Senior Member

    Oct 20, 2014
    For really serious situations i still prefer Hardware solutions (mostly Sherman Filterbank II or the Filter of the Waldorf Pulse II)

    In the box, i prefer Reaktor based solutions, specially the Monark filter.
    Zebrify also gives great results.
    Further, Logic's new phat and step fx have great filter models, as has Tantra.
    Mostly in combination with distortion i also like WOW2 (specially the vowel filters).
    Finally, Waldorf's Northpole also has a quite characterful sound.
    In short: too much choice...

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