In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Bark of Dog 2. An updated version of this excellent resonant high pass filter.
What is Bark Of Dog?
In classic mode Bark of Dog is a resonant high pass filter. This is very useful for cleaning up low end as the resonant bump introduced but the boost control boosts the frequencies just above the corner frequency of the high pass filter. So with two controls, you can remove unwanted deep bass and dial in a little bottom end to restore any perceived loss of low end. Try this on a kick drum and see what it can do!
New Passive Mode
The passive mode is almost the complete opposite from Classic mode. It is designed to work like the simultaneous boost and attenuation of a "famous passive EQ". Essentially, it lets you boost your low end without getting muddy. It’s an awesome trick, and Bark of Dog 2 makes it so you can do it with one simple knob turn.
This third mode is the first two modes put together. It lets you boost the low end like you would in passive mode, but cuts out some of the super low stuff so you don’t blow your speakers. It basically lets you push it harder than you would normally be able to.
How Do I Get This Plug-in?
Go to the Boz Digital Labs website and purchase the plugin via the webstore. The price of the plug-in is $0 but you need to complete the transaction and set up an account to get your serial number. This is specific to your username so you need to register an account. the installer is available on the product page. This plug-in doesn't require an iLok or any authorisation.