SubBoomBass Tutorial

SubBoomBass Explained®

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  • Overview 3:19


    Alex welcomes you to this series on Rob Papen’s SubBoomBass. Throughout this video series you’ll learn how to use and customize your own patches.

  • Play Mode 8:59

    Play Mode

    In this video, Alex walks through the different play modes. SubBoomBass is not only a great bass generator but also a polyphonic synth.

  • Oscillators 8:03


    Alex explores the oscillators in SubBoomBass. Although two oscillators may seem limiting, the additional sub generations plus the double voicing give you unlimited possibilities.

  • Filters 9:04


    In this section you’ll learn how to manipulate the two available filters in serial, parallel, and split mode.

  • Sequencer 10:48


    Alex explores the sequencer in SubBoomBass. The built in sequencer is not simply a pattern generator, but also a creative modular generator for triggering waveforms and filters.

  • Free Mod 8:26

    Free Mod

    With additional envelopes and LFOs, you can assign modulation through the four part matrix. In this video Alex shows how.

  • Effects 5:41


    In this video, Alex examines how SubBoomBass offers two built-in audio effects which can also be modulated to create aggressive distortion or lush reverbs.

  • Pitchy Lead 5:00

    Pitchy Lead

    In this video we take a simple melody and craft an interesting pitch-modulated lead synth.

  • Rich Pad 10:08

    Rich Pad

    Watch how by using the Polyphonic setting, Alex creates a thick, rich pad sound.

  • Deep House Bass 4:22

    Deep House Bass

    In this video, Alex sculpts a bass patch using FM synthesis for a deep house groove.

  • Classic House Bass 4:10

    Classic House Bass

    In this video, Alex uses two oscillators to craft a class house bass patch.

  • R&B Lead 3:59

    R&B Lead

    In this tutorial, Alex uses SubBoomBass to create a classic 90’s R&B synth lead.

  • 808 Kick 4:29

    808 Kick

    In this video. Alex cycles through presets and customizes one to end up with an 808 sounding kick.

  • Sub Bass 7:13

    Sub Bass

    Alex explores how to make a sub bass sound in SubBoomBass.

Product Overview

Rob Papen’s SubBoomBass is far more than just a Subsonic Bass Generator, it’s a full fledged polyphonic synthesizer with an integrated step sequencer as well. In this tutorial series, studio tech guru Alex Solano shows you how to get down low with this powerful creative virtual instrument!

After a brief overview of SubBoomBass’s capabilities, Alex starts with the various Play modes, showing you how to use it as both a Bass Generator and Polyphonic Synth. Alex then goes into the components of the synthesizer, with videos on the Oscillators, Filter, Sequencer, Free Mod Four-Part Modulation Matrix, and Effects.

Once you’ve explored the components of SubBoomBass, Alex gets into the fun stuff by demonstrating how to use this soft synth creatively. First, he demonstrates how to Create a Pitchy Lead by taking a simple melody and using SubBoomBass’s Pitch Modulation capability.

Alex then shows you how to make a rich, polyphonic Pad Sound, as well as how to sculpt a Deep House patch using FM Synthesis. Wrapping it up, Alex demonstrates how to use both Oscillators to craft a Classic House patch and how to use SubBoomBass to build a traditional 90s R&B synth lead.

Whether you’ve never used SubBoomBass before and want to see what it can do, or you’re an experienced SubBoomBass user who wants to go deeper, watch “SubBoomBass Explained” today!

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