Creative filtering can add welcome animation and movement to your tracks. For this, a basic LP/HP filter knob won’t quite cut it. You’d have to go with something like Filtryg – a new multimode filter plug-in from MOK.
MOK Filtryg multimode filter plug-in
Filtryg is a feature-rich dual filter effect plug-in with many possibilities for expression. The dual multimode filters are tied to a comprehensive modulation section with built-in envelope follower, LFOs, and MIDI keyboard tracking. This way, you can adjust, modulate, and even play the filters like instrument/effect hybrids. You can also automate any parameter from your DAW.
The filter section offers three tried-and-true filter models – multimode 12dB State Variable Filter, 24dB Ladder filter (think Moog), and a Biquad filter. Each sounds quite different – for example, the State Variable filter can morph between lowpass and highpass with bandpass and notch options in-between. The Ladder and Biquad filters have a Drive control for adding saturation. The dual filters can run in series, parallel, or mixed combination for further variety of sound.
More interesting possibilities come from the audio rate filter FM generator, which creates unusual harmonics alongside the filter action. Having a quick look at the modulation options, we get an envelope follower capable of creating sidechain pumping and volume change effects, alongside free or tempo-sync LFOs and threshold-triggered envelopes for rhythmic or chaotic modulation.
What already seems like a really fun filter plug-in is augmented by a striking user interface with multiple color schemes that’s quite something to look at. The layout will instantly feel familiar to anyone dabbling in synthesis and getting around isn’t much trouble. Parameters and routings are clearly visible and invite experimentation.
Price and availability
Filtryg is on an introductory sale at USD 34, down from USD 49. A free trial version and user manual are available for download. The plug-in is available in AAX, AU, and VST formats for 64-bit Mac, 32/64-bit Windows (7, 8, 10), and 64-bit Linux (tested on Ubuntu) operating systems.