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    (156)

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4.9/5
(156)

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.

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
(156)

W. L.

March 8, 2024

Control Sonic Thunder

This amazing secret weapon tool is a must!!! Warning! Do not use the bx_subsynth if you don't have LOW END monitoring capability or sub woofers! This monster will make speakers die from shaken baby syndrome if not used responsibly! I used to manually pump up the fundamental, add saturation, EQ and other things, but now I do the work in one plugin and insert. Very efficient and easy to tweak. I use it to fatten synths & bass, add chest thumping bottom to kick or sound effects and to increase thickness to mid range and even some higher frequency material. The saturation possibilities are subtle too extreme yet versatile, but are a different flavour to the VSC-3 and Culture Vulture. This is a seriously creative tool specifically for the gut punching sounds in your project. Test it on your hip-hop friend's car windows!!! I strongly recommend this UA plugin.

C. Duru

January 7, 2024

For the perfect drum buss.

Give your drums a studio sound, be gently in the mix knob.

L. Weisz

January 2, 2024

Plugin

Szuper kis effekt!

m. molinari

December 14, 2023

With Final Cut Pro?

An authentic disaster

S. Bernard

October 12, 2023

Sehr nützliches Tool für den Tiefbassbereich

Erweitert meine Mixes und macht Spaß beim arbeiten.

D. Matos

October 7, 2023

I like

Very Very good .

D. Pejakovic

September 4, 2023

bx_subsynth Subharmonic Synth

Nice tool!

B. rogers

June 9, 2023

Smooth!!

easy to use and so smooth sounding

R. Bouma

July 15, 2022

Since I have it didn’t stop using it

There is always a way to fix low end and sub. I also have submarine from waves but this tool is much better. Musical which is all there is to. Intuitive to use. My go to tool for bass and kick decision which lays the foundation of a good vibing mix

J. Maasakkers

July 4, 2022

bx-subsynth

This generator is very efficient and intuitive for almost anything.
A must have!!

G. Fricke

June 28, 2022

Low End

This really helped bring in subsonic tones to my mix when working with the final mix.

K. Beleznay

June 8, 2022

a good tool to highlight bass

can be used nicely in the mix with good settings.

C. Bergström

June 3, 2022

It’s a bass it’s an 808

No it’s just my voice run through this plug

I. Danyi

May 26, 2022

Adds a subtle low end

This tool gives a nice low end to anything. No more need for layering sound to make them thicker.

W. Ji

January 24, 2022

100!!

100점!!!

R. Kretschmar

November 16, 2021

Boost a Bass

Brings a big controlled Sub- and Bass Boost to your Kicks. I recommend it.

M. Oates

November 15, 2021

Well worth the money

Works really well to beef up bass lines - controllable and easy to use.

C. Bergström

October 8, 2021

Been producing for 5 years

and plugins rarely surprise me anymore, but this did

D. Cox

August 12, 2021

Energize the Bottom!

Remixing some old material. This plug-in gave new energy to some old tracks. I used to look over it… I honestly didn’t think I needed it, now I can’t do without it. Great tool for reviving that bottom!

J. Brown

May 15, 2021

Simple Deep Analog Bass

I just got this for fun when producing more industrial bass type stuff and was pleasantly surprised by the ease of use and the wonderful low end with some analog feel to it. I find I will be using this more and more in the future.