FilterCrusher – Free Dual Tube Filter VST/AU Plugin By AudioAssault!

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FilterCrusher is a free dual filter effect built around a tube simulation circuit which is based on Audio Assault’s  superb commercial tube amplifier plugin GrindMachine. FilterCrusher was developed by Audio Assault and it is available for free download exclusively on Bedroom Producers Blog. The plugin is released as a 32-bit and 64-bit VST/AU plugin for Windows and Mac.

FilterCrusher features a pair of resonant filters (high pass and low pass) which operate individually. Due to their transparent sound at the lowest resonance setting, the two filters can be used for cleaning up the top and bottom end of audio tracks. At higher resonance settings, they can be used for various creative purposes such as filter sweep effects, boosting certain regions of the frequency spectrum (e.g. adding more thump to bass drums), emulating the frequency response of analogue circuits, etc.

At default settings, the effect of the tube circuit is fairly subtle and almost completely transparent. To add a bit of tube saturation to the processed audio signal, increase the input gain and then lower the output volume to prevent clipping. You’ll hear the effect of the tube emulation algorithm which “warms up” the audio signal and slightly compresses the dynamic range. This kind of effect sounds particularly well on drum loops and it can also add a bit of life to dull synthesizer sounds.

To distort the signal even more, press the CRUSH button which is located in the middle of the GUI. This will boost the volume of the signal on the input, resulting in clearly audible distortion. Use this setting to get more aggressive sounds, or for parallel processing.

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Video Demo

Check out the FilterCrusher demo video:

Features

  • Adjustable 12 dB high and low pass resonant filters.
  • Modeled tube circuit.
  • Subtle and “crush” modes.
  • Zero latency.
  • Optimized for low CPU usage.

Changelog

  • v1.01 (January 22nd 2015) – Maintenance update. Fixed a memory leak issue which caused a noise burst when loading the plugin in certain host applications.
  • v1.0 (October 14th 2014) – Initial release.

Download

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About The Author

Tomislav is a journalist, music producer and web designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the owner and editor-in-chief here at Bedroom Producers Blog.

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43 Comments on "FilterCrusher – Free Dual Tube Filter VST/AU Plugin By AudioAssault!"

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Freddie
1 year 11 months ago

Thanks for your PRIMA service.
Will be taking this plugin for a spin.
Best regards.
[F/L/W] _

Jazzigula
Jazzigula
1 year 11 months ago

Looks and works really nice !

bmovie
bmovie
1 year 11 months ago

Nice one! Thank you

bharris
bharris
1 year 11 months ago

Sounds great! One quick question – what DAW is that?

snk
snk
1 year 11 months ago

Thank you very much, it is very generous !
This plugin looks very good.

cesar
cesar
1 year 11 months ago

Thanks for the filter, it looks pretty good !

Tristan Moore
Tristan Moore
1 year 11 months ago

Hey man, cool stuff! Thanks for the awesome VST. It’s cool to see you partnering up with VST makers :).

UserFX
UserFX
1 year 11 months ago

Nice and useful plugin!

James Wilkerson
James Wilkerson
1 year 11 months ago

The first time I put this on a bass, it emitted an insanely loud and abrasive buzzing noise. I had to turn my interface off to prevent my monitors from blowing. I am using studio One. I will remove this from my comp and attempt a reinstall. Wish me luck. I have other products by Audio Assault and I haven’t had any problems.

James Wilkerson
James Wilkerson
1 year 11 months ago

Reinstalled the filtercrusher. Still the same insane noise. Im going to remove it once again and just skip this one. Thanks anyway.

DarkFlameSquirrel
DarkFlameSquirrel
1 year 10 months ago

Interesting! Thanks for the free download.

Jeppe Christensen
Jeppe Christensen
1 year 8 months ago

This plugin is great and simple.

unfortunately i had to remove this, as i ran into the same problem as James Wilkerson on Logic Studio pro 9.

Thanks though.

steven
steven
1 year 8 months ago

Excellent plugin but experiencing the same signal overload issue mentioned previously and it completely kills my audio (using Logic Pro X) – hoping there is a bug fix coming for this?

Doug Beney
Doug Beney
1 year 7 months ago

I love the sound of those filters! Very warm sounding! Thank god it’s Mac compatible. I gotta try this out.

Ghosthack
1 year 7 months ago

Very nice plugin, blogged about it here: http://www.ghosthack.de/free-dual-tube-filter-plugin :)

nikos
nikos
1 year 6 months ago

hello could you tell me how can i use this effect in virtual dj. I am making the installation but i can not find it in the effect section.

Regards,

Simone
Simone
1 year 6 months ago

I’m eager to test the plug-in, but the mac OS X folder shows a damaged file that is forced to move to trash…?

C-Ram Beats
C-Ram Beats
1 year 4 months ago

How can I submit my 2 free drum kits and 2 nexus presets, sylenth bank

MartinL
MartinL
1 year 4 months ago

I’m using FL Studio and have the same problem like James Wilkerson, Jeppe Christensen and Steven regarding the noise…

Charles
Charles
1 year 3 months ago

Hey bpb,
I wanted to say “Thanks” for this plug. I downloaded it 4 or 5 months ago and find I’m using it quite often. Easy to work with and it sound great. Thanks again for BitCrusher!

John
John
1 year 3 months ago

I wish I could use this plugin, but when I add it to a channel in FL Studio, there’s a click/pop and the channel overloads in the red. Is there a fix for this?

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