NAMM 2014: Waves MetaFilter promises "creative effects"

MetaFilter promises classic sounds with modern levels of control.
MetaFilter promises classic sounds with modern levels of control.

NAMM 2014: Waves MetaFilter is designed for sound shaping, being based around a modulatable multimode filter that uses the company's proprietary Virtual Voltage technology.

Promising the "warmth, depth and fatness of classic analog filters," combined with "the modern control and endless flexibility" of contemporary plugins, MetaFilter enables you to modulate the filter cutoff, resonance and delay time using a 16-step sequencer, LFO and Envelope follower.

By doing this you can create effects such as filter sweeping, tremolo, auto-wah, rhythmic gating, ducking and modulating delays with saturation buildups.

MetaFilter supports MIDI Learn, and you can actually play the filter cutoff from your MIDI keyboard.

Waves MetaFilter is available in now in native formats at the introductory price of $99 (usual price is $200).

Waves MetaFilter features

  • Three separate modulators: 16-step sequencer, LFO and Envelope follower
  • "Fat" analog sound quality
  • Intuitive MIDI Learn
  • Fully modulatable analog delay
  • Powered by Virtual Voltage technology
  • Endless sound-shaping possibilities
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.