Polyverse releases Filtron, a freeware modulated filter effect in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS.
Filtron is a self-oscillating filter capable of smoothly transitioning between several filter modes. It can morph between high-pass, band-pass, and low-pass filter modes while saturating the signal for additional impact.
However, I can spend an unhealthy amount of time adjusting the filter cutoff parameter and listening to how it affects the frequencies. Filters are incredibly musical, and they’re definitely my favorite sound design tool.
So, when a freeware filter like Polyverse Filtron shows up, you can bet that I’ll stop whatever I’m doing and download the plugin instantly.
Filtron doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. Instead, it provides an excellent combination of smooth filter mode transitioning and creamy saturation. This combo is perfect for sculpting the frequency range of a sound and can prove equally useful for mixing and sound design purposes.
I tested Filtron on the guitar channel of a relatively busy rock mix, and it helped me bring the guitars to the front while reducing some of the harsh frequencies in the mids. The ability to customize the filter mode makes it a fantastic tool to carve out unwanted frequencies in one easy move.
I also tried Filtron on some of my sound design projects, especially some new Braam sounds that I’m working on, and I loved how the saturation adds grit without destroying the sound. I could gently boost the lows and tame the high frequencies while adding harmonics with some gentle overdrive.
The interface is another strong point. The graphic design is quite stylish but doesn’t get in the way of usability. On the contrary, I loved the sleek knob design and how it responds to the knob value. The interface is also resizable from 50% to 200% of its default value. At 200% it looked perfectly crisp on my Macbook Air’s screen.
Filtron is available for free download from Polyverse. It is compatible with digital audio workstations capable of hosting VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugins.
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