The filter has the most effect on the sound’s character or "timbre." It affects the timbre by changing the relative volume of certain frequencies in the sound. Use it with other synth Bits to give the impression that a sound is "brighter" (more high frequencies) or "darker" (more low frequencies.)

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The filter has the biggest effect on the sound’s character or “timbre.” It affects the timbre by changing the relative volume of certain frequencies in the sound. Use it to give the impression that a sound is “brighter” (more high frequencies) or “darker” (more low frequencies). The "cutoff" knob sets the frequency to be emphasized, while the "peak" knob controls the intensity of the filter. If the peak is turned up all the way, the filter turns into an oscillator!

Users
Ages 8+
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height 0.75"
Width 5.0"
Length 8.0"
Weight
0.0072 kg/ 0.016 lbs
Model No.
650-0127
UPC
810876020190

The filter allows you to sculpt the tone of your sounds. The filter is a modifier, a synthesizer element that directly affects the sound of the signal generator. They can either reduce or enhance characteristics of sound and manipulate waveforms. If the cutoff knob is fully counterclockwise, it cuts off the tone completely, darkening the oscillator’s sound. When the knob is fully clockwise, the filter is open and allows the oscillator’s tone to pass through. The peak knob emphasizes the intensity of the filter, capable of creating deep bass or high-pitched frequencies.

The filter is know as a low-pass filter. This means that frequencies higher than a certain point will be reduced or filtered out. When the peak is increased and the cutoff is adjested, the timbral effect can sound like a person making vowel like sounds.

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The filter has the biggest effect on the sound’s character or “timbre.” It affects the timbre by changing the relative volume of certain frequencies in the sound. Use it to give the impression that a sound is “brighter” (more high frequencies) or “darker” (more low frequencies). The "cutoff" knob sets the frequency to be emphasized, while the "peak" knob controls the intensity of the filter. If the peak is turned up all the way, the filter turns into an oscillator!

PRODUCT SPECS

Users
Ages 8+
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height 0.75"
Width 5.0"
Length 8.0"
Weight
0.0072 kg/ 0.016 lbs
Model No.
650-0127
UPC
810876020190

HOW IT WORKS

The filter allows you to sculpt the tone of your sounds. The filter is a modifier, a synthesizer element that directly affects the sound of the signal generator. They can either reduce or enhance characteristics of sound and manipulate waveforms. If the cutoff knob is fully counterclockwise, it cuts off the tone completely, darkening the oscillator’s sound. When the knob is fully clockwise, the filter is open and allows the oscillator’s tone to pass through. The peak knob emphasizes the intensity of the filter, capable of creating deep bass or high-pitched frequencies.

The filter is know as a low-pass filter. This means that frequencies higher than a certain point will be reduced or filtered out. When the peak is increased and the cutoff is adjested, the timbral effect can sound like a person making vowel like sounds.

 

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GET INSPIRED

Find more than a thousand invention ideas and then share what you invent on littleBits Classroom. Here are just a few:

EXPAND WITH JAM

JAM is a safe online community for kids to
discover new passions, level up their skills,
and meet fearless geeks just like them.

DO MORE WITH YOUR BITS

Tap into the littleBits course on JAM to pair your kits with fun, instructional videos. JAM projects empower kids to understand how circuits and sensors work and to invent amazing things with them.

 

 

GO BEYOND THE BITS

Host a workshop using JAM courses to introduce other STEAM topics to your students.

GIVE STUDENTS GOOD SCREEN TIME

Use JAM to reward students for completing work early, or engage students who aren’t catching on with a standard approach.

CONNECT TO A WHOLE WIDE WORLD

JAM lets kids discover videos made by inspiring mentors and also projects uploaded by other kids around the world.

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