Highpass Filter for Reverb

Delay already has a Filter. It would be nice if the same thing could be implemented for the Reverb

What is the problem?

Reverbs often sound muddy or rumbly without a high pass option.

While the Tracker reverb effect generally sounds great and has a Damping setting to attenuate the feedback of higher frequencies, it lacks a way to attenuate the low end of the frequency spectrum. This, compounded by the lack of any Instrument or Track EQ, generally leads to muddy mixes with too much energy in the 100-500 Hz range.

What do you want to achieve?

This feature would allow you to reduce the reverberation in the lower end of the mix, allowing for more creative sculpting of the sound and overall cleaner mixes. For example, this would allow you to use it for clean reverb “throws” after full spectrum bass sounds.

Are there any workarounds?

The usual workarounds exist:

  1. Carefully resampling and then manually EQing full phrases using the Sample Editor, effectively printing the effects onto the samples. Note: this won’t work for the soft synths unless you dedicate sample tracks for those too. Also, this will obviously EQ the dry signal too, which may not be what you want.

  2. Ignoring mixing in the sketch phase and applying EQ in the DAW instead.

Any links to related discussions?

Any references to other products?

  • Basically every reverb and/or delay has this option. All other grooveboxes tested allow you to tame the mud in the reverb, including the Model:Cycles, Model:Samples, Digitakt, Syntakt, Digitone, MC-101, MC-707, MPC One, Maschine, and Push 3. Of all those grooveboxes, the Model:Cycles/Samples offer the most basic control which is called REV TONE, a bipolar effect that dampens either the low or top end, but not simultaneously. Even something as basic as this would still be an improvement to what’s currently possible on the Tracker.
  • The Delay on the Tracker already has a Filter option.
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Delay already has a filter as far as i know. But this wish could still be valid for Reverb.
Is it ok, if we change this wish to be specific for the reverb?

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yes please.

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@here Thanks for your wish. It’s now ready for voting :slight_smile:

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definitely yes, please

This definitely gets my vote. However, seeing as this is for the OG Tracker and there may be technical limitations that explain why this hasn’t been added, I have created the equivalent feature request for the Tracker+ and Mini that presumably have a higher chance of supporting this from a pure technical standpoint:

High-pass filter on the Reverb effect

I’ll let the helpful moderators here determine whether this should be consolidated into the same request or kept separate. :slight_smile:

Based on input from @Sandroid, I took the liberty of amending this wish/report with a bit more context. @thephatconductor, hope you don’t mind, and if you do, please feel free to remove the added parts.

However, I have a question:

What does this mean exactly? To my knowledge, the delay only has a low-pass filter, so there is no way to clean up the lower frequency range. I filed a separate request for the equivalent of this request but for the Delay: Expand Filter capabilities on the Delay effect