Waves RBass free alternatives?

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4damind
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5632 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:56 am

chk071 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:05 pm
4damind wrote: ↑Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:01 pm Today many users use saturation and/or the layering of different basses.
TBH, i never got the point of bass enhancing plugins. Can't you do all that with layering, or EQ'ing? Or is it rather a one click, or quick applying of something you'd have to do more tediously?
No, this Waves plugins are psycho-acoustic effects adding specific harmonics based on the fundamental tones of the sound, the effect cannot be achieved with layering or EQing.
But maybe.. people sometimes equalize the bass with a similar idea with cutting the very low frequencies and the same time boost higher frequencies.

Anyway, I can't remember that current bass tutorials recommending MaxxBass/RBass. But this doesn't mean that still some users find a usage for this plugins.

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The Noodlist
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5377 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:44 am

Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

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5377 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:26 am

oops, no free
Infra by BlueLab Audio Plugins
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/infra- ... ns#kvrphd2
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Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

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The Noodlist
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5377 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:51 am

Just get RBass, you won't regret it, along with Bass Rider. I've tried the alternatives, RBass walked it.
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Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

Zit
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19 posts since 27 Jan, 2007 from Moscow

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am


reggie1979
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1858 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:28 am

NOTHING is RennBass. It's one of the most unique plugs out there.

Obsolete236871
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821 posts since 4 Aug, 2010

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 am

Glad I got Waves RBass for free a couple of years ago. I wanted to have it ever since I first used it (long time ago). There was a thread saying that the patent for the underlying technology runs out, so maybe some developer will try to recreate the magic?

Also, a few days ago the very cool Swedish developer Klevgrand released their very own bass enhancement plugin. Has anyone tried it yet? https://klevgrand.se/products/knorr

deton24
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2 posts since 6 Dec, 2022

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 5:38 pm

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Zit wrote: ↑Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am Also this:
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... how/12053/ (https://www.native-instruments.com/en/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/entry/show/12053/)
You need full version of Kontakt (not just Kontakt Player) to run this Bass Enchanter plugin (demo in Player is 30 minutes).

Check out Thimeo Stereo Tool.
Among many other plugins, it consists of three modules for bass:
- Bastardarizer
- TrueBass
- Bass Cliper

It's free as Winamp DSP plugin (not all modules, but at least those for bass), and you can use DSP to VST bridge to run it as 32 bit VST. The only limitation is 16 bit output, but it sounds decent.
Plugin:
https://www.stereotool.com/download/ (https://www.stereotool.com/download/)
Bridge:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,55441.0.html (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,55441.0.html)

Installation instruction
Place wa_dsp.dll and plugin.ini both in the same VST folder, edit path to Thimeo in ini.
If Thimeo doesn't show up (most likely) place plugin.ini with correct path near your DAWs VST bridge. As the first location you can check you DAW root directory near exe if you don't have a bridge (or if you open 32 bit plugin in DAW, a bridge process might be shown in process manager, so you can find its location and place ini nearby).
When Thimeo shows up, don't close it, otherwise it won't reappear till you restart your project in DAW.

jinotsuh
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784 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:20 pm

Hello, a little late to the party then?

Never mind, the peanuts might be a little stale, but the conversation is always fresh.

And ah . . . some would say there is no alternative for RBass, free or paid.

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phreaque
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1277 posts since 17 Jul, 2007 from Riversland Valhalla

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:51 pm

For FL Studio users, I made a Patcher based low frequency enhancement tool, and it is available in this link:
DEEP - Low end enhancer FX

deton24
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2 posts since 6 Dec, 2022

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:43 pm

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Also, you can try out
Real Bass Exciter
https://winampheritage.com/plugin/real- ... ter/222489 (https://winampheritage.com/plugin/real-bass-exciter/222489)
with DSP>VST bridge and instruction I posted above. It might work like Thimeo Stereo Tool.
Sadly old free iZotope DSP doesn't work with that bridge. It shows up for a moment and disappears. Maybe it works in a background. I didn't check.

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