Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

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MasterTuner
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Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:32 am

I was looking at bx_subsynth on Black friday, its been as low as $29 in the past, but its stuck right up there at $149.
Anyway, I know there are other options like Waves Submarine, Lo-Air etc.
(I'm trying to keep to my vow of not buying anymore Waves stuff though ;) )
I do have Izotopes exciter already, and wonder if that does a similar job of adding enough harmonics to the low end.

Anyway, any of you guys got a recommendation of a sub plugin that you've found does the job for you?
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Ah_Dziz
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 am

MBassador is my goto (It May be 50% off). Lo air is pretty okay as well for a simple solution, but the fact that Mabassador does bass enhancement along with generating sub content makes it a quicker fix. For really messed up mixes I use mxxx and a combo of transient designers, oscillators and envelope followers. Really though I try to just compose the music with enough sub bass in there in the first place.
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onerob
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:01 am

You could check out some of the Air Windows plugins that do this. E.g. DubSub and DubCenter, Fathom 5, Basskit.

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Aloysius
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:29 am

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Sahul
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:35 am

Renaissance Bass still does the job for me.

Elektronisch
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:43 am

Highpass the synth and add a low octave of sine pulse or triangle wave with other synth

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MasterTuner
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:08 am

Ah_Dziz wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 am
MBassador is my goto
Hmm, this might be my first Melda plugin buy...maybe
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:19 am

MasterTuner wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:08 am
Ah_Dziz wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 am
MBassador is my goto
Hmm, this might be my first Melda plugin buy...maybe
Will probably be selling mine :tu:

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Halonmusic
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:45 am

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elassi
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:47 am

Did a thorough test some time ago (both free and commercial plugins) and ended with BX_Subsynth. It works best for my needs and taste. Though I also have MBassador but honestly I never touched, read: used it.

escalona
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618 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:22 am

MasterTuner wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:32 am
I was looking at bx_subsynth on Black friday, its been as low as $29 in the past, but its stuck right up there at $149.
Anyway, I know there are other options like Waves Submarine, Lo-Air etc.
(I'm trying to keep to my vow of not buying anymore Waves stuff though ;) )
I do have Izotopes exciter already, and wonder if that does a similar job of adding enough harmonics to the low end.

Anyway, any of you guys got a recommendation of a sub plugin that you've found does the job for you?
I´m selling my bx_subsynth for $29. I´m ok just with Ren Bass and LoAir.
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MasterTuner
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:30 am

escalona wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:22 am
I´m selling my bx_subsynth for $29. I´m ok just with Ren Bass and LoAir.
I think there is also a license transfer fee with bx, right?
With Ren Air, is that psycho-acoustic, meaning that it just give you the "impression" that its adding more low frequencies?
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Ploki
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1260 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:52 am

Check out Voxengo LF Max Punch. Doesn't look as fancy but it's very nice and has pretty good tracking.

it's also prolly cheapest
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Ploki
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:54 am

escalona wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:22 am

I´m selling my bx_subsynth for $29. I´m ok just with Ren Bass and LoAir.
doens't rbass add upper harmonics, not subs? so, the opposite of sub enhancer

Ploki
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Re: Whats your favorite "sub" adding plugin (bx_subsynth, lo-air, Submarine etc..) ?

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:56 am

Elektronisch wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:43 am
Highpass the synth and add a low octave of sine pulse or triangle wave with other synth
sure works well for audio

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