macProVideo Blog Series Part Three: Filters

Filters with Marc Doty187423_504216109_4746861_n

The filter is the most popular module in synthesis, and like the oscillator, has a surprising origin.  Initially a means to increase caller count on telephone lines, the filter’s ability to remove and or emphasize harmonics found quick application in electronic musical instruments.  Marc shows us how this function is implemented in the classic synthesizers and demonstrates how it can be used to author sound.

Videos included:

1.  Filter Introduction

2.  Filter Cutoff Control

3.  Voyager Serial Resonance

4. The ARP 2600 Filter Demonstrated with an Oscilloscope

5. Minimoog Self-Oscillation

To view and purchase the complete 22-video tutorial The Filter please visit’s website here.

To preview more of the tutorials check out the macProVideo Blog Series on our website:

To start at the beginning click here.

To find out more about oscillators click here.

To find out more about control voltage click here.

To find out more about the VCA and other tools click here.

To find out more about designing timbres click here.