No matter how your music is made or what itâs played through, it always ends up at the same place â your ears. So, German software developer VirSyn has taken the logical step of releasing a filter plug-in, known as Bark, thatâs modelled on the way the ear receives audio information.
Bark comprises a filter bank that features 27 band-pass filters â these are said to match the earâs âcritical bandwidthâ. Thereâs also a compression algorithm thatâs designed to replicate the compression system that youâll find in your lugs.
Bark is available now for Mac and PC in Audio Units, RTAS and VST 3 formats. The full price is â¬169, though itâs available for â¬99 until June 30 2008. A fully working demo version is also being offered â youâll find it at the VirSyn website.
By Ben Rogerson