BPB Dirty Filter is our little gift to Bedroom Producers Blog readers and the music production community as a whole. I launched BPB a little over ten years ago and I enjoyed sharing the news about freeware VST plugins and music production software ever since. This time, BPB’s own VST plugin is in our news section and I couldn’t be happier.
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So, you can download BPB Dirty Filter for free from our website and use it as a distortion effect in your favorite DAW. Check out the demo video below for a quick look at the plugin and its features.
What Is BPB Dirty Filter?
BPB Dirty Filter is a dual filter effect with tube distortion. It features a high-pass and low-pass filter, a Slope control (12, 24, 36, 0r 48 dB/octave), a Mix knob, and Volume control. However, the most important parameter is the Drive knob which controls the resonance for both filters and the amount of tube distortion that is applied to the signal.
By boosting the Drive knob, the user adds resonance and distortion at the same time. As a result, BPB Dirty Filter sounds somewhat similar to a multi-band distortion effect. This is because the cutoff frequency will be distorted the most and the user can focus the distortion around a specific area of the signal.
How To Use BPB Dirty Filter?
There are many ways to use BPB Dirty Filter as a standard filter and a distortion effect.
With the Drive set to zero and the Slope set to 12 dB/octave, you can use BPB Dirty Filter as a gentle transparent filter for removing low-frequency hum or high-frequency noise.
Set the Drive to 35 and the low-pass Cutoff frequency to around 45 Hz to add thump to a kick drum. The same can be done to snare or any other percussive instrument. Experiment with different Mix values to find the perfect amount of distortion for your drum loop.
Of course, you can always go bonkers with BPB Dirty Filter. Set the Drive to 100 and increase the slope to enjoy complete audio annihilation. Again, the Mix knob is your friend if you want to get some of that crazy distortion without completely destroying the incoming audio.
Download BPB Dirty Filter
You can download BPB Dirty Filter for free exclusively from Bedroom Producers Blog. The software is completely free to use in your DAW for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. We are providing the plugin as-is without any express or implied warranty.
BPB Dirty Filter is available in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Both 32-bit and 64-bit plugin hosts are supported. Visit the product page below to download your free copy of the plugin.
UPDATE: Some browsers and AV software detected the EXE installer for BPB Dirty Filter as a threat. Don’t worry – the plugin is 100% clean and this often happens with new EXE installers. We submitted a false positive complaint and this should be fixed soon. In the meanwhile, you can now download the manual installation files, too (no EXE installer).
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