Since the last beta we’ve been working on the bugs that were reported. I’ve highlighted them below…
- Fixed issue where if you drag and drop a single sample you were unable to set the sample start/end markers.
- Worked on improving xSub clicking when “Phase optimise” is set.
Of the other things reported ( randomise preset and automation fixes ) we’ll get around to this in the next update!
The links below are a beta versions. Always backup your existing SubLabXL folder somewhere safe prior to running the installers. You can find your existing SubLabXL folder at the following locations:
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/FAW/SubLabXL ( on macOS )
C:/Program Files/FAW/SubLabXL ( on Windows )
Beta Download Links
We’ve added a new Noise FX module. This will allow you to add noise in the fx chain. A nice sound design trick is to add the noise before a Distortion. Also you can pan the distortion to the left/right to create more space to your subs.
We’ve added an extra wave shaping type “Wavefolder”. It works the similar to the other shapers and is great for adding harmonics to your subs.
Another new feature is the option to “Optimise X-Sub Phase”. What happens here is that we phase shift X-Sub’s sub bass tones in relation to the Synth engine, to optimise perceived loudness and eliminate possible phase cancelation issues between the Synth and X-Sub engines. We’ve also increased the range of the volume of the X-Sub harmonics. What all this means is that you can really simply create sub-bass sounds like the type Mr Bill describes below👇 …we’ll be releasing a deep dive blog post on the topic soon. For now just check that everything is working ok.
We’ve added another extra option to align the start phase of each of engines. You can experiment with this setting if you are having phase alignment issues between imported samples and X-Sub.
We fixed a bug where X-Sub was running out of phase with the Synth engine. This happened when pitch modulation was applied to the Synth.
We’ve improved the hard-reset mode performance, where by it shouldn’t click as loudly when a new note resets the phase of each of the engines when you have enabled hard reset. We recommend however mostly using “First note restart” as the phase reset mode.
We’ve added the ability to import in folders of samples. Just drag in a folder and it will imported, with the folder name appearing a sub-menu in the available samples list.
We’ve added Windows 7 support, but you’ll need to do some extra steps in order to get it to run. We’ll be updating this thread with those steps early next week.
Ok, that’s it for the moment…enjoy testing out the new features and if you run into any issues please let us know in the comments below.