Thump2 by Metric Halo is a new free effect plugin that allows you to synthesize low frequency audio to add low end to any sound or to generate a completely new sound.
Briefly explained, here is how it works: Thump2 looks at the pitch and dynamics of the audio input to control its oscillators. The low end accents are generated by two independent envelope driven oscillators, each with its attack and sustain frequency knobs. You can enable/disable and mix the oscillators. Also, there’s a wet/dry control for mixing synthesized sound with the source, as well as a detailed metering.
The video below is very useful, it explains every aspect of Thump2.
In this way, you can add low end to drums (for example beef up a kick drum), augment a bass or even create synthetic drones. Thump2 allows you to add melodic lows to your drums, especially kick drums and toms, also you can create kettledrums from drum loops, or recreate the melodic TR-808 bass drum found in trap music productions.
Thump2 is completely free and comes in VST/AAX 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows and Mac. Download size is 66.8MB. In order to download it, you’ll have to subscribe to Metric Halo’s newsletter.