Make anything sound massive

Turn any sound into huge, colorful, unstoppable textures and timbres that’ll give your DAW production the edge you’ve been looking for.

Filter MS-20 extracts the sonic character from an iconic instrument, distilling and enhancing it into a go-to effect for creative mixing and radical sound exploration.

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The soul of a monolith

In the ‘70s, analog synthesizers reigned supreme.

Rich in their sound, powerful in their versatility, playful in their design, these instruments all but defined popular music of the time. But in 1978, a menacing semi-modular black box appeared on the horizon that changed the face of analog.

Aggressive and mysterious in equal measure, the heart of the MS-20's sound was a powerful filter and external signal processing module that handled both bark and bite. Filter MS-20 deconstructs these modules and rebuilds them as an effect enhanced for modern production.

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Filter MS-20: a closer look

When your sound needs some extra bite or boost, get hands-on with an enhanced classic filter that’ll deliver the goods, and then some.

With 3 simple tabs, discover 3 intuitive modulation sources that can be assigned to any parameter with a single click - propelling Filter MS-20 to maximum sonic velocity.

Here’s a closer look at its features:

Try it out

Click the knobs to engage the Filter & Distortion sections, and swap the routing to hear the difference in Filter MS-20's hard-hitting sound.

Preset library

Just a handful of examples of Filter MS-20’s sonic potential, taken from its library of dozens of instantly-satisfying mix-ready presets.

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Included in
FX collection

Effects you'll actually use

This effect is part of FX Collection, a suite of essential audio effect plugins empowering musicians, producers, and artists to get creative with their production. From iconic recording gear modeled with breathtaking accuracy, to cutting-edge contemporary effects, the collection includes the most sought-after studio tools, rare guitar pedals, modern mix enhancers, and beyond. Elevate your production and add color to your mix like never before.

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TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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