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Old 06-14-2016, 03:11 PM   #1
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Creating A Z-Plane Filter In Ableton Live Tutorial

Just wanted to share this turorial about making a Z-Plane Filter sort of thing in Ableton Live

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It does some really cool (mostly unexpected stuff ),but I´ve also found out, that if you use lowpass, bandpass and notch filters and play with resonance and drive (Just map them, too), you can get some real rich harmonic distorted/saturated sounds, works especially well on analog(-style) synths basslines. Now with the new Filters -> Mind=blown. Seriosuly.

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Re: Creating A Z-Plane Filter In Ableton Live Tutorial

Sounds great thanks for sharing! I will definitely add this to my other homemade effects racks! Love ableton racks! What are you mostly using these on?

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Re: Creating A Z-Plane Filter In Ableton Live Tutorial

Actually, you just have to experiment. Depending on which combination of filters you use, the X Y Z controls will drastically alter the sound and ofc it also depends on how you set the amount of XYZ compared to each other. Just give it a try, you'll see. Also, often the results are pretty much useless, so^^

I just wonder if I can have two or more LP with different frequencies; I mean, if I'd set different defaults by saving the rack, then load it in my rack, and repeat with another default freq.

Hmm just have to do a little test laterz. Our cat is ill again...Not much time for music making.
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Re: Creating A Z-Plane Filter In Ableton Live Tutorial

In his example Z axe is is a cross between one pair of parallel filters to another pair of same parallel filters. Am I missing something? In his set up z cross isnt really doing much, except making it louder.

Edit: it shouldn't make it louder. still no idea about why he did that

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You should have different filters on X and Y.
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Re: Creating A Z-Plane Filter In Ableton Live Tutorial

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In his example Z axe is is a cross between one pair of parallel filters to another pair of same parallel filters. Am I missing something? In his set up z cross isnt really doing much, except making it louder.

Edit: it shouldn't make it louder. still no idea about why he did that

You are meant to have different filters in the the "TOP" and "BOTTOM" chains...

"Select the chain containing your first Rack, and duplicate it. Name one ‘TOP’ and one ‘BOTTOM’. Repeat the previously explained process of setting up a cross-fade, this time between your ‘TOP’ and ‘BOTTOM’ racks. Now it will look something like this:
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All that is left to do at this point is go into the ‘BOTTOM’ rack, replace the filter in each chain with a new choice, and re map their frequency as desired."

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You are meant to have different filters in the the "TOP" and "BOTTOM" chains...

"Select the chain containing your first Rack, and duplicate it. Name one ‘TOP’ and one ‘BOTTOM’. Repeat the previously explained process of setting up a cross-fade, this time between your ‘TOP’ and ‘BOTTOM’ racks. Now it will look something like this:
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All that is left to do at this point is go into the ‘BOTTOM’ rack, replace the filter in each chain with a new choice, and re map their frequency as desired."
Make sense.

Hardest thing here is to go beyond lp,hp,bp and come up with your own eq filters.
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Make sense.



Hardest thing here is to go beyond lp,hp,bp and come up with your own eq filters.

The morph filter in Ableton is pretty cool. Kinda like its own z-filter. Just make sure you map the morph knob as well.

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