A Tour of Filtering Tools in Max

    In this 12-minute video, I give you a tour of some advanced Max filtering tools and filter design options that go above and beyond the biquad~ object. With the filterdesign, filterdetail and plot~ objects, you can take filtering to the next level.
    Watch other filter design videos: Demystifying Filters and Crossover Filter Design.

    Explore Filtering Tools in Max

    • Mar 08 2016 | 10:37 pm
      my "next level" would be to calculate the new filter types myself uign messages (or in best case even signal based).
      if anyone would be bored enough to build it for me that would be great.
      i have lowpass, highpass, bandpass and shelving filter coefficient patches (mostly copied from zack settel i think) and it would be so lovely to have the brickwall filters (and eventualy the butterworth, but it is not too important for now) as max patch, too.
    • Mar 09 2016 | 5:41 am
      Great video, thankyou.
    • Mar 09 2016 | 9:25 am
      Informative, and great style (casual and patch-y, with still lots of deep info).
    • Mar 09 2016 | 5:37 pm
      I tried playing around with this, and I got some crazy feedback. Just gave myself a heart attack by switching between filter modes, and nearly blew out my speakers. Perhaps it's best not to be changing the attributes of filterdesign while the audio engine is running, but seriously a little warning would have been nice.
      Otherwise, really interesting tutorial, and definitely did inspire me to try it myself!
    • Mar 10 2016 | 9:49 am
      oh yeah!!! thank for video!!!
    • Mar 10 2016 | 11:46 am
      @Alex D. B.:
      what you see is the expected behaviour of a biquad filter when receiving drastic coefficient change. (i.e. as it also happens when you change the settings within the same filter type!)
      you could implement a function which increases the interpolation time for coefficients to 300 ms or so for that moment you change the filter type.
    • Mar 10 2016 | 2:09 pm
      i've quickly, tested, and it's possible to use Q with filterdesign?
    • Mar 10 2016 | 3:39 pm
      oups i've not see the tab integration, in the help for "filterdesign"..
    • Mar 13 2016 | 3:58 pm
      Hey, thank you very much for this!
    • Mar 16 2016 | 5:33 pm
      Nice work, Tim! Very clear intro to these objects.
    • Aug 24 2016 | 7:06 pm
      Super interesting, thanks for this!
    • Dec 03 2020 | 11:11 am
      Clear explanation of how to use these tools. And also how plot is very handy. Thanks