Discover the awesome power of the Zebra Combfilter
It’s Combfilter time! What? Yes you heard it right! The moment has arrived, we are going to look into the most awesome and unique filter Zebra has to offer. Lets discover how the Zebra combfilter works and why it is so great.
There are a lot of filters living inside your Zebra synthesizer, and they are all pretty awesome, but one is even a little bit more special, allow me to explain that. A comb filter is based on a delay that is so fast that you can not recognise it as a delay anymore, similar to digital reverbs indeed. After you hit a key on your keyboard a very short sound is played through the combfilter. After that the delay immediately kicks in giving the short tick, also called impulse, a nice decay. You can do a lot with this tone once it is generated, like distort it a little bit (or a lot), damp it to make it sound duller or pitch it up. Im sure we’re gonna look into this a lot more in the future, but this week it was time for the ”Blown” combfilter mode. In Blown mode a bandpass filter is used inside the feedback path to accentuate the harmonics of the tone, instead of the fundamental. This generates a sound that is great for reproducing the sounds of blown instruments. Not only brass instruments but also flutes, oboe’s and all other woodwind instruments. But don’t worry if your not that interrested in recreating real world instruments, there is a lot more stuff you can do! In this video I’ll show you how to make nice pad sounds and other ambient tones suited for a lot of musical styles. This is just an introduction, as always; Experiment away and share your ideas on the forum! Thanks and have fun!