Splice is offering the Ableton Live 10 Lite lightweight digital audio workstation for free until December 31st, 2020. Live Lite 10 is a limited version of Ableton’s popular DAW software, as you may already know. However, one does not simply download Ableton Live Lite from Ableton’s website. This lightweight DAW is bundled with various hardware […]
Baby Audio is now offering the Baby Comeback delay plugin (previously a Computer Music magazine exclusive) as a free download from their website. Baby Comeback is a free delay plugin based on Baby Audio’s popular Comeback Kid delay/echo effect. It was developed in collaboration with Computer Music magazine and came as a freebie in the […]
Developer Iceberg Audio promises a quick and easy antidote to your mix’s sub-par sub frequencies. Aptly titled The Sub, this new virtual instrument combines everything you need to get a basic sub bass going into a sleek and intuitive user interface.
Iceberg Audio The Sub
Iceberg Audio’s The Sub begins with an oscillator module that’s followed by an ADSR envelope and a pair of controls – Drive and Glide. An Extra Attack button gives the sub more perceived ‘punch’. Each of the included presets has a custom-designed Extra Attack profile. Internally, a pitch-independent attack overlay helps the notes cut through. The presets are found immediately above the oscillator. And that’s pretty much all there is to the plug-in. In the developer’s words, “less is more”!
Convenient and quick
I can easily see The Sub making its way into bass-heavy genres like trap, hip-hop and hard dance music. It’s just so convenient and quick, doing its job with minimum effort. Let’s hope the developer can come up with more plug-ins in the same style. There’s clear potential for The Sub’s concept to translate into other types of plug-ins, such as synthesizers, multi-effects, saturation, and much more. As much as I enjoy having options, sometimes all one needs is a simple and immediate solution. Tweaking to no end can get a little tiring after a while, and this is where one-knob (or two in this case) wonders like The Sub come in guns-blazing.
Price and availability
The Sub is being sold at an introductory price of USD 39, down from the regular USD 59. A free 14-day trial is also available. The plug-in runs in VST3 and AU formats on 64-bit Windows and macOS computers. One licence covers all your computers and no iLok is required for authorization.
Roland has launched 808303.studio, a free browser-based music-making platform that emulates the sequencing workflow of the original TR-808 and TR-303 hardware. The new 808303.studio is free to access in any internet browser. It’s a web-based music instrument based on Roland’s classic TR-808 drum machine and TB-303 bass synthesizer. The two legendary instruments are presented in […]
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