This is the 2nd of a two part set. Here we have a set of band-pass and notch filters that were ‘based on’ a unique, vintage filter unit that was heavily used in forensic audio work, due to its extremely sharp notch filters which can precisely remove unwanted frequency specific noises, without adversely affecting the kept audio. Some users found more creative uses for the super-sharp notches and peaks, which could make unique phaser-like (though not as extreme) effects when swept around, and that ability has been improved here, using Nebula’s built in LFO to modulate the effect. There is also a pass-through program that samples the unit’s character with all filters disabled. Everything was sampled with a Lynx Aurora 8 using high-end Mogami cables.
This 2nd part of the set includes:
A set of programs that have the bp/notch filters combined in one program, and set up to be modulated by Nebula’s internal LFO. There are different programs for several different LFO shapes. Lots of controls allow for many different types of creative effects here, from extreme to subtle. These use a custom LFO control system I developed myself which took quite a bit of work to get it just right. It gives a great amount of control over the effect.
A set that uses envelope followers to modulate the frequency position instead of LFOs. These have a similar control setup to the LFO programs and provide a lot of ability to fine-tune the effect, with almost endless possibilities.
Additional separate programs for the notch and bp filters, which are optimized for EQ purposes. Both are fully variable from around 26hz up to somewhere around26khz. You surely have no other program in your collection with this much precision in a single adjustable band. The notches are incredibly sharp and can be used for some serious forensic work. That precision comes at the cost of thousands of samples. The band-pass program can be used as an EQ-style peak filter too.
A program with the bp/notch filters combined, but optimized for FX use as with the LFO/envelope programs, and intended for manual sweeps/automation/modulation within a host program that allows it. You can sweep these around however you want. For example if you use Reaper, you can use it’s own internal LFOs.
2 pass-through programs without filtering, sampled with full dynamics/harmonics from the unit. The unit that was sampled was the 565T which is more sought after by some (than the standard 565) due to it having a transformer on the output which adds extra coloration, so these programs can be used in conjunction with a filter program to give a fuller approximation of the unit, or it can be used separately in other situations to color any sound, just as you would with other preamp or similar Nebula programs. The first has the filters bypassed, the 2nd just has them set out of audible range, so each sounds a bit different.