bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer

bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer

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$149.00
4.9/5
(48 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

4.9/5
(48 reviews)

G. Watson

November 19, 2017

Producer

just what any producer/engineer hopes for in a pluggin

G. Watson

November 19, 2017

Producer

just what any producer/engineer hopes for in a pluggin

R. Beld

November 16, 2017

Amazing depth that wasn't there

Quickly amazed after demo-ing. Handy tool for tight low end sound design as well for kicks and bass and synths.

J. Shin

October 19, 2017

Good

Subsynth is the Fantastic low end harmonic additive plugin

R. Parkes

October 9, 2017

Sub way

bx_subsynth will fatten up your low end perfectly, especially on a final master and it doesn't seem to leave any bass notes 'sticking out' in the mix. It's a real smoothie and is definitely the way to go!!

J. Kervinen

September 20, 2017

Giving the final touch

This is what i’ve been looking for ages. Simple and yet very effective way to add that missing low energy (dark energy) to your mixes. Controls are easy to use and the result pleases.

D. Baumann

September 18, 2017

Easy to Use, Sounds and Feels Great

This plugin is fantastic for many mixes to fatten up drums, bass and synth and to add low end subharmonic frequencies that will get people moving their feet and swaying to the beats. It's also a great tool to use when recording synths, making many patches sound more dramatic, which will inspire you to play your best and get better control over your dynamics. There's even lots of great uses for guitars, especially when using lowered pitch effects, slaps, percussive taps and dropped tunings. I typically use an API preamp for fattening up my bass when recording, but it's probably the next best thing.
Presets are great for getting in the right zone for a wide range of applications that can then be easily tweaked to taste. If you work or play with rock or other electronic genre it may be just the secret sauce your looking for to spice up your sound and inspire you to play your best.

G. Hampton

September 7, 2017

Polish your Low End!

What can I say that others have not said before. This is the polish you need to tighten and smooth out your low end. It helps give you that magic wall of sound!

G. Hampton

September 7, 2017

Life in the Low End!

This makes filling in the spaces in the low end easy. I would have never thought that it could be so easy to create a wall of sound. Better yet defined low end. It is so useful, whether on individual tracks or the master bus you will not be disappointed!

J. GOMEZ TRAVIESO

August 17, 2017

Excellent

It does the job if you want a big and controlled bass. Using this on low end is amazing. Good for single tracks, busses and master.

A. Georgiev

August 16, 2017

Unique tool

Even with moderate use, it transforms perception of low end into a whole new experience.

M. Pratt

July 30, 2017

Subtle Thickening to Big Boom

I almost didn't buy this plugin as I was thinking of it as an occasional use novelty effect. Glad I changed my mind! I use it all the time, on kick drum, bass guitar, synth bass, keys, sax and the mix buss in all styles of music. Yes it can be over the top and showy but I find it really useful as a almost-not-there enhancer which you quickly notice if you switch it off. The interface gives you lots of control in this respect to make sure you get the right balance. The Low Cut knob stops things getting too silly and prevents you adding too much bottom end that isn't obvious until you get onto monitoring with subs. With the Edge and Filter controls, It's surprising how different the three bands can sound - subby, punchy, gritty. The response is snappy too, the attack doesn't seem delayed in any way.

A. Moore

July 22, 2017

A Good Kind of Punch in The Gut

Wow, this plugin is exactly what dull tracks need. Find sub frequencies where they weren't before, and make them sing with this bad boy. As with everything, be temperament in your coloring- great results are imminent.

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...

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