Year / Release Date: 09.2020
Developer: Leapwing Audio
Developer site: leapwingaudio
Format: VST, VST3, AAX
Bit depth: 64bit
System requirements: Windows 8, 10 (64-bit only) in AAX-Native, VST, VST3
Description: RootOne is a unique multi-band subharmonic generator and shaper from Leapwing
Leapwing continues to challenge the status quo with new solutions. With RootOne, they are releasing their fourth plugin, building on their existing reputation for sound quality. Like previous plugins, RootOne was born out of necessity and experience. As Robin Reimers, co-founder of Leapwing, explains: “The three of us, as well as the other engineers we spoke with, were often unhappy with traditional subharmonic generators. They often cause phase shifting at low frequencies, resulting in a feeling of being disconnected from the original sound. So we wanted to develop a new approach to low frequency generation. ”
This inspired the Leapwing team to create their own analysis-synthesis algorithm that allows users to generate the cleanest possible subharmonics in phase-aligned with the original sound.
RootOne allows you to set 3 bass bands with adjustable crossover frequencies. After carefully analyzing the amplitude and phase, each band searches for a frequency one octave higher and generates a pure subharmonic note in the selected band.
Each lane gives the user control over:
drive: decide how much of each subharmonic to send to the saturation section
dynamics: Control how dynamic your bass will be by tracking the original amplitude shape
decay: Form a decay curve of the amplitude from short-term to extended decay.
Last but not least, there is an additional 4th “harmonic” band focused on the lower mids where you can add saturation. This allows low-frequency sounds to pass through the smaller speakers. All in all, you are given tremendous control over the bass to create new musical possibilities!
Unique subharmonic generator: patented algorithm for the purest low frequencies.
Pitch Follower and Phase Alignment: Instead of a simple pitch offset, advanced analysis is used to generate subharmonics that are phase aligned with the source.
Full Harmonics Shaping: The saturation module allows the shaping of mid-frequency harmonics, allowing them to cut through smaller speakers.
Absolute control over dynamics, drive and decay: huge control to get your newly generated subharmonics exactly how you want.
Simple yet beautiful design: Modern, resizable, Retina interface uniquely designed for an optimal workflow.