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Overview

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Polishing your mix’s low end can be tricky. Bass DI tracks can sound mushy, and kick tracks can lose their “pop.” Sometimes everything below 100Hz can become such an undifferentiated soup of noise that you just don’t know where to start! Start here: The bx_subfilter is just the ticket for adding clarity and definition to tracks that have troublesome low frequencies. There are lots of expensive and complicated EQ plugins out there, but when it comes to shaping your low end, the bx_subfilter is unique for its ease and simplicity. With just a few quick adjustments to its four-knob interface, you can breathe new life into those 808s that have been muddying your mix.

The bx_subfilter is a free plugin that borrows from the “Filter” section of its larger counterpart, the bx_subsynth. It’s the perfect plugin for anyone who loves the bx_subsynth’s unique approach to low-end filtering, but doesn’t need the subharmonic synthesis. If you think that cleaning up your low end shouldn’t break the bank or require twenty knobs, we’ve got a plugin for you.

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Features

  • Tight Punch knob implements a resonant high pass filter that’s especially formulated for cutting problem frequencies in bass-heavy tracks
  • Resonance selector applies three peak settings to the filter – Low, High and Extreme – for accentuating punch while taming low-end rumble
  • Low End control applies a post-Tight Punch fixed bandpass filter, to achieve that perfect frequency balance
  • Input/output gain controls for level matching and preventing clipping

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Thomas Gold
    Thomas Gold

    The bx_subfilter is a nice and handy tool to beef up your low end -- super simple but effective. I just used it to give a bit more oomph to one of my ongoing projects. No brainer!

  • Lee Slater
    Lee Slater

    Taken from the awesome bx_subsynth this cheeky little bottom end exciter really enhances the subs in what ever you stick it on! You'll have your neighbours complaining in no time.

  • James Wiltshire
    James Wiltshire

    This feels like a van load of extra sound just turned up at your mix and added an extra octave. Brainworx -- worrying bassbins since 2017.

  • Stonebridge
    Stonebridge

    Always a little Christmas vibe testing Plugin Alliance stuff, but today the triple espresso fell over. Man, this bx_subfilter one is something I have been dreaming about for 15 years. The total… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Low end miracle
    by Gone Thru Tree
    Brainworx made analog of the sub-Midas touch. And it's free. You definitely should try this one.
  • ★★★★★
    bx_subfilter
    by Bill
    This free little plugin is a major powerhouse! I just finished remastering a live performance video of a band I was in. The bx_subfilter plugin sweetened, smoothed, and empowered the bass guitar and… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    SubFilter
    by EAS Studios
    fantastic free plugin - used on every session. one thing I'd love to see is a phase switch as I'll often use the filter to optimise phase between bassy tracks and I'm currently using another plugin… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Wow
    by Jay
    Simple and to the point low end filter. Best part it's free. It really adds punch to my mixes.
  • ★★★★★
    the winner
    by Glue
    My new sub-bass weapon as always a great job of brainworks developers. I have other plugins that do the job but this one wins

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

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