Izotope have today announced the release of Mobius Filter, a new effect plug-in that creates the sensation of infinite movement. Based on the auditory illusion of the Shepard Tone, the filters within Mobius Filter producing perpetually rising or falling effects that can be easily manipulated with an X/Y pad.
The ever-ascending or descending results can bring impact to a track: as an intensifying build-up to a chorus or drop, or as a creative effect on individual tracks and instruments. Music producers can turn to Mobius Filter as an inspiring alternative to a standard flanger or phaser, as the antidote to a lackluster bridge or arrangement, or as the spark for psychedelic sonic textures.
Early fans include renowned music producer/mixer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli (U2, The White Stripes, Spoon, The Shins): "I'm loving this - I've been using it on guitars, keys and drums. It's great to have the up/down switch work while the track is playing to change the sweep. It's a no-brainer filter... very cool!"
"Our goal was to make Mobius Filter a joy to play with," adds Izzy Maxwell, iZotope Product Manager. "As you experiment with the controls, you start to realize how powerful directional motion can be, and how strongly it influences the mood and vibe of your track. Mobius Filter and its experience of 'infinite motion' offer up a modern tool for expressiveness, unlocking a new level of emotional control."
The plug-in lets you draw your own sweeps with the X/Y pad, making fluid adjustments to both center frequency and resonance using a single control. It lets you achieve a rapid, pulsing effect or slower motion by adjusting the host tempo sync to anything from eighth notes to eight bars. You can create an immersive environment with the Stereo slider, which widens the stereo field in an amount of your choosing. Also, create a static filter effect by pausing the filter motion with the Pause function. Or, pause it when it feels right and then automate it to create custom sweeps.
Mobius Filter is available now for $49 USD (€49 EUR) at www.izotope.com and at select retailers.