Cambridge, MA (April 5, 2016) — iZotope, Inc. has released Mobius Filter, a new effect plug-in based on the auditory illusion of the Shepard Tone that creates the sensation of infinite movement and can be manipulated with an X/Y pad.
The ever-ascending or descending results 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 psychotropic sonic textures.
Early fans include renowned music producer, mixer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli, who says, “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.”
Key features of the plug-in are said to include the ability to add motion and energy to music with infinitely ascending or descending filter sweeps, and for users to draw their own sweeps with the X/Y pad, making fluid adjustments to both center frequency and resonance using a single control. According to iZotope, Mobius Filter can create a rapid, pulsing effect or slower motion may be achieved. The Stereo slider, which widens the stereo field, can create an immersive environment, while static filter effects may be achieved by pausing the filter motion with the Pause function or automated to create custom sweeps.