Filters & Effects

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This lesson is part of the Electronic Music & Sound Production category.


  • Students will be familiar with the concept of filters and effects and how they are used to manipulate sound.
  • Students will be able to use filters and effects on a sound to create a given musical effect.



Listening or Videos[edit]

Class Activities[edit]

  • Discussion and demonstration of filters and effects, including within digital audio software and through the use of effect pedals
  • Analysis of filters and effects in music of different styles
  • Use of software and hardware to modify sound to meet given criteria
  • Improvisation using filters and effects in live performance


  • Identification and analysis of filters and effects in recorded music