bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer

bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer

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$149.00
4.7/5
(36 reviews)

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Add bone-shaking subharmonic
bass to your sources.

Born in the days of disco, subharmonic synthesizers helped overcome the low-end limitations of vinyl, giving DJs, sound designers, and club mixers pounding kick drums and booty-shaking basslines that defined dance music.

Developed by Brainworx, the bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces takes its cues from the iconic dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer, but with a host of modern features.

Now You Can:

Easily add massive low-end punch without affecting the midrange

Beef up kick drums, bass synths, or even old vinyl

Use the M/S feature to pinpoint where you add bass

Harness features like the extra frequency band, the Edge section, and the expanded metering

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
Updating a Classic

Updating a Classic

The bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer plug-in takes the dbx 120XP’s Waveform Modeling engine one step further by adding a third synthesis band. This extends the upper end of the synthesis range from 56 Hz up to 80 Hz — where many crucial instrument fundamentals lie — allowing you to process a wider range of sources, from electronic kick drums to bass synths and more.

Saturate Sources

Saturate Sources

The bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer plug-in’s Edge section lets you compress and saturate your source — a handy feature for shaping subharmonic content or building explosive transient peaks. And with Smooth or Harsh modes, Squeeze and Drive, as well as Low/High-Cut filters, you’re afforded an unprecedented amount of control over subharmonic information.

Full Stereo Spectrum Control

Full Stereo Spectrum Control

The bx_subsynth’s M/S features give you the option to focus the processing only on the mid channel. Sound designers will love being able to pump the center up to blockbuster proportions without affecting the sides. The stereo field can be further tweaked with the Mono Maker and Stereo Width controls, which keep the image in phase and provide you with total control over the perceived signal width.

dbx 120XP and Waveform Modeled Synthesis are registered trademarks of Harman International. The bx_subsynth was developed by Brainworx based on its own modeling techniques. Neither dbx, Harman, nor any of their affiliate companies have endorsed or sponsored the bx_subsynth in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Key Features

Three-band subharmonic synthesis with individual additive parameter adjustment, metering, and solo, allowing total control over your added sub content

Dual-mode saturation section with filtering and Intensity controls

Mid or Stereo Synthesis Input control allows subharmonics to be generated on either mono or stereo information

M/S section with Mono Maker and Stereo Width allows precise control over the stereo field

Customer Reviews

bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth

OVERALL RATING

4.7/5
(36 reviews)

G. Leslie

July 21, 2017

Bloom!

Great plugin for squeezing out that bottom octave. Adds a foundation to sounds that EQ alone can't deliver. Easy to overdo though - subtlety is the key for me.

C. Nardi

July 16, 2017

Helpful as a creative tool and as a repair tool

I bought this plugin with the idea of using it mainly on bass and kick drum but I soon ended up using it in various situations: while mastering a track that needed some beefy low-end and on voices, guitars and horns. Of course, there is always the danger of overuse of a plugin like this, especially during the first days after purchase. Nonetheless, if used wisely, it can be helpful both as a creative tool and as a repair tool to fix certain critical situations.

D. Lewis

July 15, 2017

Sinfully Decadent Cabinet Crushing Interior Decorator

I Like Big Bass...I Cannot Lie! BX Sub Synth Is In A Class All By Itself! Easy To Over Do It Though. This Plugin Needs A Trim % Knob To Dial It Back From It's Massiveness. Blends Bass Frequencies Sesmlessly, But Can Get More Compressed Than I Like, but Without Mud or Flabbiness. Use A Good Sub-Woofer To Accurately Dial In Your Level Of Super Fat Ground Shaking Heart Thumping Bassliciousness. P.S. - Don't Blow Up Your Cabinets....You've Been Warned. And...It Is All About The Bass!

B. McMahon

July 14, 2017

Controlling The floor

I find that this plugin really helps with unwanted lows. You can bring down low harmonics for you to give or take the push. I like it allot on Bass GTR and synths. If impact is what you are trying to control this is for you. Just a kiss to bliss

UAD User

July 13, 2017

perfect magic plugin

It can make smooth low end.
when we use this plugin on drum or bass.
It make them highlight so nice.

m. balta

July 11, 2017

GOOD GOD IT IS SO GOOD ...

i use it almost everything has a low end I love it thank you so much UAD...

UAD User

July 11, 2017

Saturation all the time

I don't understand why on all the presets the gain out is so fuckin loud ! always stuck in the red, it saturate all the signals i put in ... i just want to have nice sub not to have saturation

R. Stopper

July 7, 2017

bx_subsynth

this unit is great for certain styles, although i dont understand why the signal flow is different than the gui flow.. ? use this unit gently - especially when your monitors dont reproduce the lowest lows.. :) less is more

K. Gilroy

July 4, 2017

Love The bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth. Get a True 4TH BANG DOWN LOW w/ this one!

Wow! That's all I needed to round out the collection. This is the Cake in my Mixes. I've had the icing on Top......now I'm really Good -to-Go. Love The bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth. It makes me smile. Love it!

B. Poe

July 2, 2017

Submariner Harmony

I'm on a subharmonic mission for you baby, I feel the waves you are growing. I picked you up at the UAD store, I feel your undercurrent flowing.

S. Shrimpton

June 30, 2017

It does the job.

Subsynth is a brilliant plugin. I've only had chance to use it on 3 masters so far. On each one its tightened up the low end, and given the bottom end a smooth sheen. Results are like what I would expect out of a high end pro studio session. Can't wait to try this on Kicks, Synths, Bass and possibly even guitars!...we'll see.

Despite how useful I'm finding it, its quite a finiky plugin. There doesn't seem to be much give between modest sub frequencies and extreme amounts. It may just require getting used too though. When its set right, it really adds a polish and amazing bottom end punch. Definately the best Subharmonic plugin I've ever used.

Not an essential compared to some of the other plugins on the UA platform. So if you're new to UA, pick up some of thier amazing EQ's, compressors and verbs first; but for plugin hoarders, this one might just fill a hole in your plugin collection. It may end up being one of my go-to's in my mastering chain.
And like the promo video said, brilliant on Hip-Hop beats, EDM tracks, but also seems like it would be great for most rock sub-genres too.

K. Hankins

June 21, 2017

Add low end harmonics quickly and perfectly

The BX Subsynth is the perfect low end harmonic additive plugin. This release came at the perfect time. It has increased my mix engineer workflow profoundly.

J. Nathaniel

June 18, 2017

When you need to generate low end

When you receive files from clients and the bass ain't got the goods, this comes to the rescue.
It's definitely something that either works or not, but when it does, it sounds $$$. The mix knobs also come in handy to make "parallel processing" flawless and phase accurate.

UAD User

June 17, 2017

Love this

useful? yes. practical? you bet. fun? insanely!

G. Scharmer

June 17, 2017

it´s a winner :)

Really like the Stereo Width knob of this one - Great PlugIn overall

K. Nielsen

June 16, 2017

another practical tool from bx

bx make a number of useful tools for mixing and mastering.
as a tool bx sub synth covers similar ground to the Little Labs VOG Bass Resonance Plug and also Waves MaxxBass, but in my opinion has superior control and at the end of the day just sounds much better.
great for adding heft to a variety of live or synthetic sounds, drums, synths, effects... it's really worth just trying sources through this plugin.
thanks to bx and UAD for a useful product.

P. Perfetto

June 15, 2017

IF you make EDM this is a must!

Using this on low end is amazing. It really carves bass frequencies to have that club or hip hop sound. In 2017, most modern music has great bass that thumps and this helps do the trick. It sounds great on the sub group, or bass aux.

M. Jiaras

May 21, 2017

Great *****

Sounds fantastic. Had the dbx 120x for years. This plugin is much better: more flexible, more control, more sounds. I was waiting for this.

j. murawski

May 11, 2017

bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth if somebody thinks that is another EQ,,,Well it isn't ""

low end magic!!! and is not another EQ!!! lov on CPU so I'm using it on about everything,,ads subharmonics with UAD top class style & quality!!!,,, your choice smoothly or hard,,A must have for drums,basses and everything between ,,//oops you did it again //!!!

M. Wilcher

May 7, 2017

Sonic Bombastic!!

This sub synth is a MONSTER on bass synths!! I have not had a chance to try it out on drums, or other instruments yet but if the sonic experience is anything close, then this is no less than amazing!

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