Join Dave Darlington for an in-depth discussion in this video Filtering effects with MetaFilter, part of Waves Plug-ins: Mixing Techniques.
MetaFilter was developed by Waves in response to the explosion of EDM. Rather than just a resonant cut off filter, MetaFilter has three modulation sources, LFO, Envelope, and a 16 step sequencer. It takes a little noodling to get your head around this one. We all know what a filter can do, and we hear them everyday in pop and dance tracks. I've got this meta filter installed across the whole track so we can hear what its doing. That's the frequency. And the resonance. But these can all be modulated by the three modulation inputs.
If I scroll this way, I am adding LFO, which is here. Here is the sine wave. The rate is synced right now to my DAW. The more I add, the further it modulates. We can also follow the input source signal, much like a wawa. Or we can follow the sequencer, down here. We can follow the path with the lights. These are the different types of filters. High pass. Notch. Dip. And a kind of ring modulator one. There's also a delay, which can be routed before.
So that's the delay after. With a lot of feedback. There's a Mix control for when it's in line. And then there's a Bit-Crusher Element up here, which can be overdrive and compressed. >> So you can really do quite a few amazing things. Metafilter can unlock your creativity with wild cross routing and rhythmic filtering effects. Let yourself go crazy.
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- Controlling levels with the Renaissance Compressor
- Side chaining
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- Modulating delay with MondoMod
- Adding crunch with amp simulation
- Sweetening the mix