VirSyn has released BARK, a multiband filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The multiband filter BARK takes the approach to match the reception characteristic of the final destination of all sound: the ear. The ear behaves as if it contains a bank of filters, each filter passing frequencies within the critical band. Two tones separated by more than a critical bandwidth are received by the ear independently. For this reason BARK contains a filter bank with 27 bandpass filters matching the critical bandwidth.

BARK features

  • 27 Bark band Equalizer/Compressor.
  • Linear phase precision filters for maximal transparency.
  • +24 / -48 dB gain change rate per band.
  • Surround operation with channel link/unlink (only available for AU / RTAS / VST3 version).
  • Minimized latency (12 ms).
  • Real time pre/post processing spectrum display.
  • Compression parameters overall and per band.

From now till June 30th, 2008 you can buy BARK for 99 EUR (regular price 169 EUR). A fully functional demo is available for download.

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