Waves introduces two-octave subharmonic generator plugin

Waves Audio has introduced Waves Submarine, a two-octave subharmonic generator plugin.

Submarine is designed to add bigger, deeper sub bass to tracks, with ‘unprecedented’ clarity and low-end accuracy. Powered by Waves’ Organic ReSynthesis technology, Submarine’s two subharmonic generators deliver well-balanced subsonic results on any large sound system.

Submarine’s two sub generators process the source – kicks, bass, even full busy mixdowns – and cleanly add new subharmonic frequencies up to a full two octaves below the precise frequency range that’s been selected. The plugin’s Organic ReSynthesis engine strips the original signal down to its core elements – carrier, pitch, formant, and envelope – processes them individually, and then reconstructs the audio to create brand new sub frequencies which retain the exact pitch and time of the original signal. The result is deep subharmonic content that is clean and musical and naturally blends with the source.

The plugin’s RANGE slider lets users zero in on the exact frequencies from which they want to generate their sub sounds, anywhere between 20–240 Hz – ideal for when they want to add subharmonics to a full mix, or to an old-school drum break sample, but only surgically to the kick, not to the snare or to other instruments.

The DRIVE control can be used to saturate the added subs and easily glue them into the rest of the mix. The DYNAMICS knob goes from short transient sub sounds, to heavier compression for longer sustained sub notes.

Submarine features:

  • Subharmonic generation plugin powered by Organic ReSynthesis technology
  • Two subharmonic generators (Sub -1 and Sub -2) add subs ONE and TWO full octaves below the selected frequency range of the source
  • High-precision Frequency Range slider (20–240 Hz) to target precise frequencies
  • Drive saturation control to easily glue the added subs into the mix
  • Dynamics control to go from short sub transients to longer sustained sub notes
  • Selectable Mono/Stereo control
  • Dry/Wet control for parallel mixing
  • Zero latency for real-time mixing; SoundGrid-compatible
  • Presets by Grammy-winning producers & mix engineers