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SubLab XL
SubLab XL by Future Audio Workshop (FAW) is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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SubLab XL is the ultimate all-in-one tool for your low-end. Get everything you need to create powerful 808s and unique sub-basses in minutes.


  • Synth Engine:
    • Analog style synth engine with sine wave, triangle wave, sawtooth wave, square wave, and supersaw options.
    • Super Oscillator for a variety of supersaws. Options for layering unison voices, tuning, detuning, dry/wet mix, and widening.
  • Sample Engine:
    • Automatic pitch detection.
    • Set root note and fine tune.
    • X-Fade your sample to remove any unwanted clicks.
    • Reverse any sample for instant reversed 808 effect.
    • Delayed sample start for creating delayed 808s.
    • Internal maximizer for expanding and distorting.
    • Loop mode so any sample can be sustained.
    • Lo-cut and hi-cut filtering for sculpting.
    • Access the factory library of kicks, transients, and 808s, or drag and drop your own.
  • X-Sub Engine:
    • Psychoacoustic sub bass oscillator.
    • Always keeps your notes in the sub range.
    • Control the exact harmonics to create the perfect sub bass.
  • Macro Page:
    • Macro page to transform sounds without interrupting your flow.
    • 2 macros, automatically mapped for all presets.
    • Drag and drop macros onto any parameter you desire.
    • Map up to 10 parameters to each macro.
    • Musically responsive blob with customizable colors and textures.
  • Distortion:
    • TubeA distortion with Heat control.
    • TubeB distortion with Heat control.
    • Orange distortion with Dirt control.
    • Darkdrive distortion with Fatness control.
    • Overdrive distortion with Tone control.
    • Grunge distortion with Fizz control.
    • Visualizer to display how the distortion is working.
    • Lo-cut and hi-cut filters for post filter distortion.
    • Mix amount controls for parallel distortion.
  • Tape:
    • Hiss control.
    • Wobble control.
    • Lo-cut and hi-cut filters.
    • Mix amount controls.
  • Waveshaper:
    • Sine fold, wavefolder, and linear fold options.
    • Drive control.
    • Gain control.
    • Lo-cut and hi-cut filters.
    • Mix amount controls.
  • Bitcrusher:
    • 2x bitcrusher flavors; hardcore and redux.
    • Decimation control.
    • Bit mode control.
    • Lo-cut and hi-cut filters.
    • Mix amount controls.
  • Noise:
    • 10 Noise flavors.
    • Lo-cut and hi-cut filters.
    • Mix amount controls.
  • Compressor:
    • Auto sidechain button so the kick punches through.
    • Mix amount controls for parallel compression.
    • Ratio control.
    • Release control.
    • Gain control.
  • LFO Modulation:
    • Modulate up to two parameters at a time.
    • 18 routing options.
    • Sine, triangle, saw, square and noise wave forms.
    • Rate control and BPM sync.
  • Filter:
    • Analog modelled processing.
    • Low pass, band pass and high pass shapes.
    • Mix amount controls for parallel filtering.
  • Meter / Master:
    • Low shelf and high shelf EQ.
    • Frequency and note cursor display.
    • Synth, Sample and X-Sub engine frequencies overlaid.
    • Divided into 3 most important frequency bands.
    • Master maximizer for expanding and fattening.
    • True peak value meter for clipping control.
  • Patch Browsing:
    • All patch packs have icons for easy search.
    • Favorites category so you can always find your favorite patches.
    • Create your own patch packs and build your own library of custom sounds.
    • SubLab factory packs and expansion pack can be imported into SubLab XL.
  • Other:
    • Activate and deactivate your own machines.
    • Fully resizable interface.
    • Editable glide curves.
    • BPM synced glide times.
    • Global tuning.
    • Fine tuning.
    • Octave offset.
    • Tuning scale settings.

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