MATRIXSYNTH: AE Modular Synth Filter Comparison (No Talking) #TTNM

Sunday, April 28, 2019

AE Modular Synth Filter Comparison (No Talking) #TTNM

Published on Apr 28, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"A quick comparison of the AE Modular synthesizer lowpass filters.


Of course the individual modules can offer a lot more than just lowpass filtering and the modulation ranges, etc. can vary as well, so here are my opinions about them:

WASP Filter:
The WASP filter has a lot of musical character without the need to dial in many parameters. It loses bottom end and volume at higher resonance levels and doesn't really self-oscillate.

NYLE Steiner Parker Filter:
This is a feature-packed filter with LP, BP and HP inputs instead of outputs. It's got a raw and sometimes squelchy or rubbery sound. The resonance can be CV-controlled and the filter self-oscillates really well.

SVF State Variable Filter:
The State Variable Filter offers two audio inputs with different preset amplification levels. This video demonstrates the hot input, which can overdrive the input signal, adding a nice wave-shaping character to filter sweeps. The lower amp input keeps the signal cleaner. It self-oscillates nicely as well.

LOPAG Lowpass Gate:
This is not a typical filter, but a vactrol lowpass gate. There is no resonance control and it does not self-oscillate. It is normally meant to be pinged or "struck" by triggers or gates, producing percussive sounds."

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