What is FilterOrgan



FilterOrgan is a VST/AU effect plugin for Digital Audio Workstations. With FilterOrgan you can add bandpass filters to your audio track whose center frequencies are tuned to musical notes. You can control the filters real-time by MIDI to make them play harmonies and melodies.

Supported operating systems:
- macOS 10.8 and newer
- Windows 7 and newer
- Linux

Tested with Renoise, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, REAPER, MuLab, Ardour, Carla but should work with any DAW supporting VST or AU format.



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Download - v1.0

After the payment you can download FilterOrgan (yes, it's up to you to pay before the download):

macOSMac VST 32/64 bitFilterOrgan_v1_0_3_Mac_VST.zip
macOSMac AU 32/64 bitFilterOrgan_v1_0_3_Mac_AU.zip
WindowsWin VST 32 bit FilterOrgan_v1_0_0_Win_VST_32bit.zip
WindowsWin VST 64 bit FilterOrgan_v1_0_0_Win_VST_64bit.zip
LinuxLinux VST 64 bit FilterOrgan_v1_0_3_Linux_VST_64bit.zip


How to install

Just unzip the downloaded file into your VST or AU folder.
If you are not sure where it is, here are the default plugin folders:

Win VST 32 bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\Vstplugins\
Win VST 64 bit: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Vstplugins\
Mac VST: ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/
Mac AU: ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/
Linux VST: ~/.vst

On Mac, certain apps require to have your plugins in both
/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/... and
~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/...


How to use

In Renoise
  • Create or select a track which produces some audio
  • Find FilterOrgan in the effect list under VST/BltWorks (or AU/BltWorks) and add it to your audio track
  • Start playing your song (you won't hear anything until you play some notes on FilterOrgan because its DRY level is 0 by default)
  • Press some keys on your MIDI keyboard or on FilterOrgan's keyboard
  • Adjust FILTER DRIVE to set volume
To record a MIDI track which controls FilterOrgan:
  • Add a new instrument
  • Go to the Plugin tab and open the instrument plugin list
  • Find the "VST FX alias" (or "AU FX alias") node at the top of the list and open it
  • Select FilterOrgan to make this instrument control FilterOrgan on your audio track
  • Create a new track and record some notes with this instrument
In Logic Pro X
  • Create a new Audio track and load some audio file (e.g. one of your songs)
  • Create a new Software Instrument track and add FilterOrgan to it as an "AU MIDI-controlled Effect"
  • Open FilterOrgan GUI, and at the top right corner select your Audio track from the "Side Chain" list
  • Select your Software Instrument track
  • Start playback (you won't hear anything until you play some notes on FilterOrgan because its DRY level is 0 by default)
  • Press some keys on your MIDI keyboard or on FilterOrgan's GUI
  • Adjust FILTER DRIVE to set volume
To record a MIDI track which controls FilterOrgan:
  • Select FilterOrgan's Software Instrument track
  • Record/playback MIDI notes
In Ableton Live
  • First, an important note by Ableton: "Make sure to install the correct version of a plug-in (64-bit or 32-bit) depending on which version of Live you are using. 32-bit plug-ins won't show up in the 64-bit version of Live and vice versa."
  • Create a new audio track and load some sample (e.g. one of your songs)
  • Find FilterOrgan in the Plug-ins list and add it to your new audio track
  • Start playback (you won't hear anything until you play some notes on FilterOrgan because its DRY level is 0 by default)
  • Press some keys on your MIDI keyboard or on FilterOrgan's keyboard
  • Adjust FILTER DRIVE to set volume
To record a MIDI track which controls FilterOrgan:
  • Create a new MIDI track
  • Make sure the In/Out Section is visible
  • In the MIDI track's Output combobox find and select your audio track
  • Record MIDI notes to the new MIDI track
In Cubase
  • Create a new audio track and load some sample (e.g. an endless ambient loop)
  • Add FilterOrgan as an insert FX to this new audio track
  • Create a new MIDI track
  • Assign the output of the new MIDI track to the audio track
  • Start playback (you won't hear anything until you play some notes on FilterOrgan because its DRY level is 0 by default)
  • Select the MIDI track
  • Play the keys on your MIDI keyboard
  • Adjust FILTER DRIVE to set volume
To record a MIDI track which controls FilterOrgan:
  • Record MIDI notes to the new MIDI track
In REAPER
  • Create a new track and load some audio file (e.g. one of your songs)
  • Create a new track and add FilterOrgan to it as a VST (or AU) effect
  • Send the audio track to FilterOrgan's track
  • Start playback (you won't hear anything until you play some notes on FilterOrgan because its DRY level is 0 by default)
  • Open FilterOrgan GUI
  • Press some keys on your MIDI keyboard or on FilterOrgan's GUI
  • Adjust FILTER DRIVE to set volume
To record a MIDI track which controls FilterOrgan:
  • Record/playback MIDI notes in FilterOrgan's track

Feel free to experiment with the parameters!


Parameters

FILTER SETTINGS:
SYNTH SETTINGS: PER-NOTE COMPRESSOR: MASTER:


Tips & tricks


Future development plans


About

FilterOrgan is developed by Blt, a freelance developer and hobby musician from Hungary. He publishes his works under the name BltWorks. In 2017 he established a startup to be able to sell his software officially.

(OK, I'll switch to first-person, I suppose everyone suspects that this is me who is writing it anyway.)

It all started in my childhood when we got a C64 (***Instant love with programming!***). Later, on PC, I started to experiment with music-related ideas, and thanks to the feedback regarding one of my projects I realised that I should switch to a multi-platform development environment. So I started to learn C++ and JUCE, and for practicing I chose one of my earlier projects to rewrite it. It was FilterOrgan.

Business data:
Bálint Magyar, Sole Trader
Tax number: 68654025-1-42
Registration number: 52055207
Registered in Budapest, 2017.12.15.


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