The multiband filter BARK takes the approach to match the reception characteristic of the final destination of all sound: the ear. The ear behaves as if it contains a bank of filters, each filter passing frequencies within the critical band. Two tones separated by more than a critical bandwidth are received by the ear independently. For this reason BARK contains a filter bank with 27 bandpass filters matching the critical bandwidth.
Today Virsyn have released version 1.0.1 of the Multiband Filter BARK. Unfortunately a very important feature of BARK got lost in the last stages of the release. The Linear phase behaviour, which is important for BARK’s sound transparency, was broken. With Version 1.0.1 Linear phase is now guaranteed for all filter settings.
A full functional/time limited demoversion is available – a Syncrosoft Dongle is needed.