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Free Plugin Of The Week: Elysia – Niveau filter

It’s been a while since I’ve come across a nice cross-platform FREE plugin so when I heard about this today I knew I had to spread the word. Elysia makes some very cool hardware & software so getting just a taste of that for free is fantastic.

Niveau filter is a balance control over bass and treble. Simple layout and operation with only a few controls. VST, RTAS, AU – Mac, PC

Here’s what Elysia have to say about the Niveau filter:

Get the niveau filter section of our famous mpressor plugin – it’s free! Add punch to muffled snares, reduce the harshness from active pickups, create some wonderful Dub and LoFi sounds… there are so many ways to benefit from this little tool. It’s fast, efficient, and most important: it sounds great!

This filter is a specialist in changing the overall sonic character of a signal with ease. It features two comprehensive controllers and is capable of producing convincing results in no time at all. Whenever a classic shelving filter would be too limited and a fully parametric filter would be too much, the niveau filter is the perfect tool.

Its main function is to change the proportions between high and low frequencies. The principle is quite similar to a pair of scales: Dependent on the gain setting around a variable center frequency, the high frequencies are boosted whereas the low frequencies are attenuated (or vice versa) at the same time.

The center frequency can be shifted continuously between 26 Hz and 2.2 kHz or between 260 Hz and 22 kHz respectively (when the x10 switch is activated). The characteristics of the filter change in the extreme positions of the EQ Gain controller: the fully counter-clockwise setting will give you a low pass filter; fully clockwise position will result in a high pass filter.

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  1. Sean
    Sean April 29, 2010

    Thanks for the link. I just downloaded it!

  2. Chad
    Chad May 16, 2010

    This thing is great! Just downloaded it and added some life instantly to some electric guitars. This may be my favorite free plugin. An immediate go to.

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