Solid State Logic has introduced a new audio plugin developed around an advanced, natural-sounding bass synthesis algorithm which utilizes wave inversion to generate a bipolar waveform an octave lower than the source material.

The 4 configurable bands of SSL SubGen let users dial in bass with absolute precision. Whether the requirement is adding depth and weight to an instrument or rebuilding low frequency tracks that may have been poorly recorded, SubGen provides an intuitive interface to quickly bring the noise sub-bass in all the right places.

“SubGen delivers yet another sonic dimension to our SSL Complete portfolio of plug-ins.” commented Jon Sandman, Plug-ins Product Manager at SSL. “It can be used in a highly creative capacity as a generative sub-bass synthesizer to add depth to almost any instrument, it can also quickly remedy tracks suffering from a weak low-end, whilst being a great tool for generating LFE content for a film mix.”

SubGen provides an incredibly easy-to-use interactive interface for controlling parameters such as gain, width and frequency for each of its four synthesis bands, whilst offering workflow enhancements such as per-band solo-ing, mix lock, and built-in contextual help.

Three tailored saturation modes (“pre”, “kick” and “bass”) can be used in combination with a gain-compensated drive control to dial in harmonic character for different sources. Sub-bass dynamics can be controlled and ‘glued’ to the original source material using the built-in SSL Compressor module. The all-in-one mix allows blending any combination of wet and dry signals from a single parameter, as well as parallel compression and punch. Meantime, gentle low and high-pass filters can help tame any generated bass or cut unwanted high frequencies.

SubGen for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX) is available as part of the SSL Complete subscription from $14.99 USD/month. Perpetual licenses are available for $79.99 USD at the SSL eStore and from distributor Plugin Boutique.