Bass synth revamped with new features and sounds 27/11/17
Rob Papen Soundware has announced availability of SubBoomBass 2, which they say succeeds the SubBoomBass soft synth with the original presets all present and accounted for alongside an abundance of new features and new sound colours. Here's their press release with the full details...
It is immediately obvious to the naked eye that SubBoomBass 2's GUI (Graphical User Interface) is on the receiving end of a musical makeover making for more comfortable control of all its fanciful features. Fortunately for fans of the original soft synth, SubBoomBass 2 retains its much-loved modelled analogue waveform-driven warmth, but brings into being a brave new world of new sound colours courtesy of supplemental spectrum waveforms, with high-quality thinking outside of the box-style samples sitting alongside a welcome inclusion of Karplus-Strong string synthesis -- a method of physical modelling synthesis that loops a short waveform through a filtered delay line to simulate the sound of a hammered or plucked string or some types of percussion. Put it this way: with so much musical firepower placed at adventurous users' fingertips, SubBoomBass 2 surely sets loose some seriously fresh-sounding and hitherto unheard sounds... above and beyond the (arguably) restrictive realms of dance production with which SubBoomBass first found its musical mark so beautifully.
But, Rob Papen being Rob Papen, there is so much more to SubBoomBass 2 than might first meet the eye... enter an X/Y screen (which will already be familiar to owners of the company's critically-acclaimed BLUE-II and RAW soft synths both designed differently for different musical motivation in mind); access an all-new SEQUENCER (capable of running four patterns); plus an easy-to-use BANK MANAGER (with 'star' feature for speedily searching for favourites -- whether user- created or one of the trademark Rob Papen professionally-programmed presets presented in their thousands). Speaking of which, all of the original SubBoomBass (sometimes) bass-heavy presets are all present and accounted for, so SubBoomBass 2 can capably boom and shake-shake-shake the room with the very best -- bigger and better than its predecessor, possibly.
Pricing and Availability: SubBoomBass 2 can be purchased in a boxed edition -- as an AAX (32-/64-bit), AU (32-/64-bit), VST (32-/64-bit) compatible audio software plug-in for Mac OS X (10.6 or higher) and Windows (Vista, 7, 8, and 10) -- from authorised Rob Papen dealers worldwide or as a download directly from Rob Papen for €99.00 EUR/$99.00 USD (Owners of SubBoomBass are eligible to upgrade to SubBoomBass 2 for €39.00 EUR/$39.00 USD, while SubBoomBass 2 is included in eXplorer4, the latest incarnation of Rob Papen's all-encompassing software bundle, so owners of eXplorer4 can download the SubBoomBass 2 installer for free.)