WOW 2 (Filter) by Sugar Bytes (Plugin Review)

Last Updated on: September 1, 2020

WOW 2 by Sugar Bytes

$99.00
9.3

Ease of Use

9.5/10

Clean Intuitive Interface

9.5/10

Features

9.0/10

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WOW 2 was rated as the number one filter plugin in our best filter plugin of the year 2020, so, it’s definitely a go-to choice for me, and anyone looking for a super versatile and simple filter plugin with endless possibility.

It comes predefined with 21 filters that produce a stunning analog sound with huge resolution and free of any aliasing (misidentifying certain frequencies). What I love about this plugin is the way it incorporates its filtering, it works in vowel mode, which shows off a wide variety of humanoid sounds, these are an advanced option you won’t see in-stock filter plugins.

The reason why WOW filter is one of the best filter plugins out there relates to its Talkbox, where you can pick any two vowels from 9 options, the options available are [i:] as in seat, [e] as in hen, [æ] as in fat, [y] as in tu (French), [ə] as in the, [ɑ] as in father, [ɔ] as in awe, [o] as in copy, and [u] as in boot. This gives a wide variety of options to experiment with, you will love it.

Also, you have an option to play with modulation, there are four sources: an envelope follower with frequency detection, the LFO with 13 waveforms, a 16-step step sequencer and the Wobble Knob (lifted from our Cyclop synth).

My favorite section is the Wobble Generator, you can control the shape of the LFO which has over 14 different waveforms while also changing the speed, and in fact, the knob can be modulated itself (pick the LFO for a start) and this is what the wobbling control is all about: to get that knob moving.

Lastly, there is a distortion module, where you can play with tons of distortion settings, this plugin is great and there are lots of useful components you can play with.

Video Overview

►Key Features

  • 21 Filter Types
  • LFO, Env.-Follower, Step Seq. & Wobble
  • No Aliasing
  • Distortion with 3 Overdrives & 4 Digital Functions
  • Distortion Pre- or Post Filter Units
  • Envelope Follower with Frequency Detection
  • 9 human vocal Sounds in Vowel Filter
  • Dynamic Oversampling across the board

►System Requirements

  • Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Windows: Windows 7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • AAX
  • Audio Unit (AU)
  • Standalone Application
  • VST2

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