At the Machines in Music show in New York over the weekend Verbos Electronics announced their new module. A picture has now arrived on Facebook and their new Instagram account. It’s called the Bark Filter Processor and looks very slidey and pluggy.
Bark Filter Processor
It’s a fixed filter bank with 12 bands on the Bark scale. For those not in the know, this is a frequency scale on which equal distances correspond to the distances subjectively perceived (for more detail, see this Wikipedia article). Are the sliders basically a 12-band EQ? Yes, kind of, but each band is actually a 6-pole bandpass filter. They all have separate output and envelope followers, which are accessible via the jack sockets at the top. The filters can be mixed dynamically via the Harmonic Oscillator as well as separate even/odd processing. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what that means.
The LEDs show the content of the input signal and the levels of channels on the mixer. There’s also a master decay control and a master envelope follower output.
A bit of a demo video would be really good at this point.