Baby Audio aquire Denise Audio and release BASS XXL plugin

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Baby Audio aquire Denise Audio and release BASS XXL plugin

Bass XXL
Words by Mixdown staff

Since the acquisition of Denise by Baby Audio, they've been working hard behind the scenes to bring out the first new Denise Audio product in over a year: A vastly improved version of the cult plugin Bass XL; appropriately named Bass XXL.

Create ‘Brainwashing’ Bass

Bass XXL makes use of a proprietary algorithm designed to supersize the low end. The plugin accomplishes this by generating additional harmonics that are actually above the bass frequency you want to enhance.

This concept takes advantage of a psychoacoustic phenomenon that causes our brains to interpret sub bass audio largely based on its harmonics more so than the lowest sounds being produced. Even in the absence of sub bass frequencies, we fill in the blanks and perceive the bass as long as the proper harmonics are present.

With so many of today’s earbuds and small speakers unable to generate satisfying low end, Bass XXL comes to the rescue by enhancing your bass with fat and beefy harmonics that can be felt and heard.

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The ultimate low-end enhancement tool

Based on the cult success of our Bass XL V1, we wanted to raise the bar with Bass XXL and create the ‘be-all-end-all’ bass enhancement tool. Use the plugin to beef up bass lines, kick drums, toms, drum groups, or even entire mixes.

Silky harmonics made for bass

Bass XXL’s harmonics algorithm is custom developed for low-end duties. Unlike a sub-synth, it generates its harmonics entirely from your dry track, resulting in a natural and organic bass enhancement that blends perfectly. The algorithm combines the smoothness of analog saturation with digital precision and oversampling. Furthermore, we’ve eliminated the phasing issues that sometimes occur with this type of effect.

Relieving the pain

One of the biggest pain points in professional mixing is to get a defined low end that translates well to all listening devices. Bass XXL doesn’t offer any miracle cure but it relieves a big part of the headache and makes your job a whole lot easier.

Keep reading about Bass XXL here.