Get your bass in shape with Bass Sculptor, a versatile multi-FX plugin (VST, AU, AAX) programmed by Jatin Chowdhury of ChowdhuryDSP. Fatten up weak drums, smooth out bass guitar recordings, clean up mud, or tighten up a whole mix, all in one convenient package. Four distinct modules let you manage low-end quickly & easily from a single UI, with just enough tweakability to shape your sound without being complex.
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- Acoustic Drums, Kick Sub Generation (Dry vs Wet) Bass Sculptor 0:41
- Metal Guitars, Bass Generation (Dry vs Wet) Bass Sculptor 0:53
- Breakbeat Drums, Kick & Snare Thickening (Dry vs Wet) Bass Sculptor 0:11
- Complextro Bass, Imaging & Tightening (Dry vs Wet) Bass Sculptor 0:15
- Complextro Mix, Multi-Processing (Dry vs Wet) Bass Sculptor 0:15
Multi-FX bass processor
All functions below are available in a single convenient UI.
Add massive low-end to any signal, then tailor it with envelope & gate shaping.
Surgical EQ and filter
Steep lowcut and single-band EQ to clean up flabby frequencies; zero latency & linear phase EQ modes.
Ensure your mix is ready for clubs and other single-speaker environments by collapsing low frequencies to mono.
Tame and smooth out unruly low end from bass guitars, synths, and more.
Smooth and lightweight
Our custom DSP uses little processing power, leaving plenty of room for all your other plugins.
Quick A/B preset comparison
Find the perfect level of processing by comparing different presets head-to-head.
Beautiful vector UI
Runs great on displays big and small with scaling of 0.75 to 1.5x default.
27 factory presets
These “instant magic” settings range from drum enhancers to mastering-level sculpting.
Offline activation available
Using a key generated from an online machine, you can activate the plugin on a fully-offline computer.
VST3, AU, or AAX-compatible host
OSX Version: AAX requires an Intel Mac; VST/AU compatible with Intel and M1 Macs
50MB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
Minimum 4GB of RAM
Higher amounts of memory improves performance.
Apple M1, Intel I5, or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to use more instances.
Mac OSX Requirements
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): OSX version 10.9 or newer
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Windows System Requirements
Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
Our first collaboration with brilliant engineer Jatin Chowdhury, this plugin is designed with ease-of-use in mind. Rather than using 3 or 4 different plugins for bass management, Bass Sculptor allows you to handle everything in one elegant and clean UI powered by slick, lightweight DSP.
Four functions in one simple UI
- Subharmonic generator
- True synthesis of sub-frequencies based on the input signal; not just a simple pitch-shifter or octaver
- Bass Imager
- Collapses low frequencies to mono using one of three processing modes, ideal for making club-friendly mixes
- Bass EQ & Filter
- Surgical high-pass and single-band EQ with both minimal and linear-phase modes
- Bass Compressor
- Highly-responsive compression of bass frequencies at up to 10:1 ratio
About Jatin Chowdhury and ChowdhuryDSP
Jatin is a software engineer and musician whose innovative work in DSP has been widely-recognized by academia, industry peers, and users of his free ChowdhuryDSP plugins. His novel research includes cutting-edge analog modeling techniques, hardware emulation, and even the use of neural networking for DSP. His goals of creating both excellent audio tools & learning resources align perfectly with our own.
Bass Sculptor – BenoniStudio
“It’s not just your kicks, not just your bass, but also guitar, piano, strings; you could even try it with vocals, if you want. Throw some subharmonic generation on that, and create a cool effect. Or even use it for sound design!”