So there was a filter being advertised on my social media that struck my attention. After listening to it on the introduction video, I was interested in seeing the price. Once I saw that it was $15 I said why not, and I was in need of a musical filter. This is my review of Saucey Filter, and it didn't let me down.
This filter was made to be simple and efficient, so it only offers two knobs to work with. On the big knob titled 'Main Filter', we can either start a low pass sweep (starting at 20kHz and dropping to 15Hz) or engage a hi pass which is the same frequency range, just in an opposite direction. Now don't be fooled by the simplicity, because there are characteristic things going on under the hood. The small knob is a 'Pre Low Pass Cutoff' adjustment that does exactly that. Say you're sweeping the low pass and you get to some very harsh mid range stuff, but like the character somewhat in that area. You can dial down the LP Cutoff (that is "pre" the Main Filter) and roll off some of those highs to smoothen things out. And you also have a bypass slider.
There are some downsides to having something as simplistic as this filter though. Not being able to control the resonance (bandwidth) leaves the character of this filter very static in it's capabilities. With that being said, this filter can be unique in it's own way, thus grabbing for it when it's appropriate. I will say that it sounds amazing on atmospheric pads or long drone type sounds, but I wouldn't consider using it on my drums due to it not being very transparent. The interface can be fully automated and used very quickly.
Overall, this filter did not let me down. This is an easy way to get that current production sound on your instruments without having to fiddle with too many controls. I will definitely be using this plugin in my current setup for production, and for $15, you can't really go too wrong.
Here is the link to the plugin:
Julez Jadon Saucey Filter
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