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Mixers and Filters

Eurorack Modular 102


In this second course in our Eurorack series, synthesis expert DivKid (A.K.A. Ben Wilson) explores the nature of the all-important Mixer and Filter modules. Learn how to use them in these exclusive hands-on tutorials!

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1 Audio Mixing and Shaping 04:46
2 Linear vs Exponential Mixing 03:37
3 Filter Intro and Low Pass Filtering 02:02

Course Overview

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

It’s easy to forget about them, but Mixer modules play a crucial role in any modular system. Without them, how would you combine signals from all your various sources? Another essential component of Eurorack synths is, of course, the filter, which is used to sculpt the sound and give it character. Both types of modules are covered in detail in this course by Ben Wilson.

Ben starts by looking at the CP3 mixer from Manhattan Analog. After explaining the differences between linear and exponential mixing, he reveals how to shape your sound through filtering. Using Manhattan Analog’s Discrete SVVCF module, Ben demonstrates all the different filter flavors: Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Notch. You also discover other filter modules such as the MiniMod Transistor Ladder Filter from AJH Synth, the Humpback filter from God’s Box and the Dtech VCF from Erica Synths. Along the way, you will learn about filter self-oscillation, one volt per octave tracking, envelope modulation, and more.

So sit back, put on your headphones, and deepen your knowledge of Eurorack with DivKid! After watching this course, you will have a solid understanding of mixer and filter modules.