Low-pass vs high-pass filter

Combining High- and Low-Pass Filters in Vital

When you’re trying to learn your way around synthesizers and their various components, you’ve probably encountered the almighty low pass filter. It’s the default filter when you open up any soft synth and it’s used in 90% of tutorials and presets you’ll find online. But, the low pass filter has an evil sibling, the high […]

Production Basics #15 – Mixing with EQ

Mixing with EQ

In part 14 of this production basics series, we briefly went over the different types of effects. In the next couple of articles, we will dive deeper into each effect category. Let’s start by looking at one of the most important plugins that exist: the equalizer. An equalizer is a powerful tool that is often […]

Production Basics #10 – Subtractive Synthesis II

Subtractive Synthesis Part 2

Let’s continue down the signal path of a subtractive synthesizer. In part 9 we got some insight into oscillators and other common parameters. In this part, we’ll discuss filters. But first, let’s talk quickly about the mixer. Mixer Since most synthesizers have multiple oscillators, we need some way to sum all outputs together. This is […]

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