Solid State Logic expands its native line of plug-ins with the SSL SubGen. This multiband processor will help you tighten the low frequencies when mixing individual tracks, buses, and your entire mix.
So much of what we do in the studio can easily be lost on the listener through modern playback formats like earbuds and laptop speakers. To tackle this problem, the SubGen plug-in can help with the translation of your low-end so your tracks retain the punch on any system.
A closer look at the SSL SubGen plug-in
The interface has two analysis areas. The first one up top sets the entire frequency range with LP and HP filters so you can isolate and focus your sound. The second is the main compression area, where you set the threshold for the 4 sweepable bands, each with its own width control.
Compression controls are simple, with a single parameter that sets the ratio and knee, along with the makeup gain control. In addition, you have a drive control which naturally goes up to eleven.
Like most SSL plug-ins you have your basic input and output gain controls, along with a mix knob for doing parallel processing. Personally though, I prefer to use effects like this on a separate aux track, as this allows you to precisely EQ your wet and dry signals individually.
Overall, the SubGen plugin looks like an easy-to-use tool with precision controls where they are needed. You should be able to get decent results regardless of your experience level as a producer or engineer.
Pricing and availability:
The SSL SubGen is currently available from Thomann.
More about the SSL SubGen
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- The Subgen plug-in from Solid State Logic: SSL
- SSL-subgen: Thomann