Our brains really love vocal textures in music. But what if you don’t want to use a real voice, because you’re working in a genre that’s minimal, abstract, electronic? Well, you should know about vowel filters, also known as ‘formant filters’.
Let’s look together at what it feels like when we put formant effects on sounds, and also what we can achieve if we use formant wavetables in wavetable synths.
0:00 What are vowels or formants
1:04 Formant effects over a sawtooth wave
2:08 Formant wavetables
2:58 Example formant lead sound
4:10 Next steps and dance outro