Fil­ter Fun­da­men­tals

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The hum­ble fil­ter is ar­guably the true cor­ner­stone of elec­tronic mu­sic pro­duc­tion. Clas­sic VCF de­signs like Moog’s tran­sis­tor lad­der or Dave Smith’s Cur­tis fil­ter have de­fined the sound of their cre­ators’ synth lines and re­main much sought af­ter decades on from their in­tro­duc­tion. In stand­alone or soft­ware form too, fil­ters are used to sculpt mixes, cre­ate FX and add char­ac­ter. In short, know­ing your way around a fil­ter is es­sen­tial if you want to mas­ter sound de­sign and craft killer tracks.

In this is­sue’s cover fea­ture, we’re go­ing in deep on the stu­dio sci­ence be­hind fil­ter­ing. We’ll ex­plore fil­ters of all shapes and sizes, and dig into some cre­ative tech­niques to help you take your tracks to the next level. Don’t for­get to grab this is­sue’s videos and sam­ples from the cover disc or our brand new down­load site FileSilo, at­tureMu­sic

Si Truss, Ed­i­tor si­mon.truss@fu­

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