Tourbuss – Drawmer Tourbuss for Digidesign Venue User Manual

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Bracketing Filter


31.2Hz to 8kHz

works by severely attenuating frequencies below
the cutoff frequency selected.


125Hz to 22.6kHz

attenuates frequencies above the selected cutoff
In other words, when both filters are set, it is the
range between the two settings that is allowed
to pass to output.

A Bracketing Filter has been incorporated in to the
TourBuss suite, providing Low and High 12dB per
octave filters that attenuate any unwanted frequencies.
Thus making it simple to remove unwanted frequencies
without using the resources that a more complicated
equaliser would utilise.

The most widely used function of a bracketing filter is
to remove signals created at high or low frequencies
that bleed into the source, and can be used for tuning
into an acoustic guitar, for instance, to remove
background rumble etc.

Bracketing Filter Control Description

Bracketing Filter Operation

Quick Start

Setting of controls can be done very quickly using
the following suggestions:
Start with the L.F. and H.F. controls at 31.2Hz
and 22.6kHz respectively.
Increase the L.F. until you hear it bite into the
lower frequencies of the signal, then reduce the
frequency until the effect leaves the main signal
To set up the H.F. reduce the frequency until
you hear it affect high frequency signals and then
increase until no alteration to the signal is

Set up correctly and you will have removed all the room/vehicle rumble, high frequency amplifier hiss

etc. that any mic may pick up. On a snare drum, this filter can be very effective in controlling bass drum
leak, or, on a bass drum, removing snare rattle. Acoustic guitar or backing vocals can be greatly
improved allowing you to hear midrange clarity and stereo separation without the need for any additional


A meter above the key filter controls provides a
visual representation of the LF and HF controls,
showing the full key filter range from 31.2Hz to
As the LF and HF knobs move so do the
corresponding pointers on the meter. Note that
as one filter gets within one octave of the other it
also pushes that control. The pointers can also
be moved by the mouse.