Initial Audio’s 808 Studio is a VST plugin focused on serving up huge 808 kicks, deep sub basses, as well as more traditional synth basses. Instead of having to rely on 808 samples all the time, 808 Studio gives you much more flexibility to really shape the sound and tone of the 808 itself, giving you more control and ultimately, a better sound suited to your needs! 808 Studio uses 70 ultra high definition waveforms, which give unmatched clarity and precision when going into those ultra low frequencies, giving you harder hitting bass every time.
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Another huge advantage to using 808 Studio to render your 808’s in real time, as opposed to constantly relying on samples, is that you have access to a wide variety of tools to really shape the sound in real time, such as adjusting the impact and click of the kick itself, and swapping out waveforms to get a totally new bass sound, and adjusting the envelopes, EQ, and effects on the fly. What would normally require time and patience to processing your samples, you can now do instantly!
This plugin will surely benefit any producer focusing on modern trap, rap, dubstep, and more. It’s very focused, and doesn’t ever try to hide the fact that this is a plugin for getting huge 808’s, but it also has more traditional synth basses, and they all provide earth shaking bass with unmatched control over your sound. From super clean subs to gritty, overdriven synths, 808 Studio is a fantastic tool for really adding heft and weight to tracks in pretty much any genre. Even in cinematic/hybrid music, adding a sub bass to low brass or strings lines is an amazing tool to add huge impact relatively easily. Composers like Vangelis, Hans Zimmer, and Harry Gregson-Williams use this all the time to great effect! Just check out Blade Runner (the original and the sequel, Blade Runner 2049) and scores like Zimmer’s Inception and Gregson-William’s “Total Recall” (2012).
If there’s a surefire way to lay the foundation for an amazing track, whether it be trap and hip hop or epic hybrid, it’s having that low end constantly present to drive the track forward and make the windows rattle. On that front, 808 Studio delivers HUGE results!
-Brian Freeland, APD