bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synthesizer
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
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.
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
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.
“Say goodbye to thin kicks, toms, and synths. The bx_subsynth generates ultra-low bottom end from sources where little-to-none exists. And its array of innovative tools let you sculpt your newfound bottom end for truly unique sounds.”
– Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater)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.
November 26, 2018
Well, I was recording my 75 Jazz Bass with flatworms strings directly into a LA 610 into my Apollo Quad set up. I sounded great as usual. When it came to mix the track I snooped through my...Read More
October 6, 2018
A must have for solid low end
For me, this is THE plugin for managing bass. It gives you control over how to shape and beef up the low end with minimal distortion - something so far not possible with other plugins. I...Read More
September 15, 2018
Low end Magic
Works like nothing else I've ever used, makes the low end sounds so good!Read More
August 21, 2018
LITERALLY. I put this on my stereo bus and it just works wondersRead More
July 22, 2018
This thing is no joke! I love how it pushes the air, man I love that feeling...and it has such a richness that doesn’t cause clipping.Read More
July 13, 2018
Love this box
This does everything I loved from the dbx 120xp but even more versatile. A desert island plug in for mixing imo.Read More
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
bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth
Well, I was recording my 75 Jazz Bass with flatworms strings directly into a LA 610 into my Apollo Quad set up. I sounded great as usual. When it came to mix the track I snooped through my faves and put my regular Pultec into the Bass. Just for fun I clicked a demo of the bx and implemented it on the track.The sound instantly transformed into a groovy,gritty,lively and FAT bass sound which exists PERFECTLY with the kick, a very bass heavy TR 808.....Highly recommended!!!
A must have for solid low end
For me, this is THE plugin for managing bass. It gives you control over how to shape and beef up the low end with minimal distortion - something so far not possible with other plugins. I wish it had come out sooner! Kudos to UAD for another banger!
Low end Magic
Works like nothing else I've ever used, makes the low end sounds so good!
LITERALLY. I put this on my stereo bus and it just works wonders
This thing is no joke! I love how it pushes the air, man I love that feeling...and it has such a richness that doesn’t cause clipping.
Love this box
This does everything I loved from the dbx 120xp but even more versatile. A desert island plug in for mixing imo.
When i put this on my sub i can do what i want,clean,put in your face,or smooth the sound... whit this plug you have the new digital full control!
essential to the max
this lil plugin makes all the difference in the world to low frequency! can't get along without this one. necessary. needed. gotta have it.
21st Century Necessity
Before Dr. Dre and Timbaland, we didn't need this plug-in - NOW we do! Heck, you would have been hard pressed to even find a "sub" in most recording studios. But it is "all about the bass" (or "sub-harmonic frequencies"; but that just doesn't sing as well.) these days and into the future. The bx_subsynth adds/enhances sub-harmonics to almost any track and has 3 separate variable freq synth dials. It can produce those car trunk rattling 808 kicks, fat bass/synth tracks. and even a un-worldly vocal sub. If you want big bottom, this is the ticket. However, if you do not have a dedicated sub monitor, be careful when driving your nearfields or smaller speakers.
Je n'arrive pas à m'en passer
Aussi bien pour générer des fréquences basses que pour la spacialisation.
It is the best plugin in the world.
It is the best plugin in the world. It is red.
Pump up the volume ;)
To emphasize the low harmonics, pump the sounds and to take care of the stereo image, LP and HP and more, i love this plugin;)
Great for pumpin up Software Synths
it gives digital software instruments this deep punch your are missing normally when comparing for example Sylenth with Moog Model D.
But take care: use a subwoofer with your monitors !!
Usando este plug-in te evitarás varios dolores de cabeza.
Te ayudará inmediatamente a que tu low-end suene como debe de sonar y que se sienta.
Es sencillo de usar, así que escucharás los resultados de inmediato.
Recomiendo monitores que lleguen a las frecuencias bajas sin problemas o mejor aún un subwoofer.
I use it on kicks, bases, synths... It's just great.
Kickass plugin! My neighbors loves me
Bon produits mais à utiliser avec prudence
Bon rendu, meilleurs controle du bas avec ce plug!mais attention à ne pas trop en abuser car cela peut vite devenir n'importe quoi dans le mix!
Great for getting huge low end but also versatile for subtle changes
Great for low end fx on acoustic stuff, and as a weight on electro stuff. Go easy! Works well on a buss as well, play with the controls