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Thump is a FREE percussive subharmonic synth from Metric Halo.

Thump is a FREE percussive subharmonic synth from Metric Halo.

Thump is a percussive subharmonic synth that allows you to trigger oscillator tones from your audio sources. The most common use for this is to layer your kick drum with a low sub tone, like an 808-style sub bass.

The two oscillators in Thump.

The two oscillators in Thump.

Thump has TWO oscillators, that can be individually tuned and mixed into signal. Typically I tuned these an octave apart. In the screenshot above, Osc 1 is tuned at 73.42 Hz, which is a Low D, while Osc 2 is tuned roughly one octave lower at 36.7 Hz. You can also set and attack frequency for each, which determines the starting frequency for the pitch follower for each oscillator.

The amplitude followers, or envelope followers in Thump.

The amplitude followers, or envelope followers in Thump.

Thump also has two Amplitude Followers which function more like Envelope Followers. The Envelope follower allows you to adjust the attack time and sustain of the volume envelope. If you pull up the Env Sustain control, you can make the sub bass last up to 1.00k ms, which is 1 second. This is great for making your 808 tones more like long drones that last like a bass synth part. The Pitch follower adjusts the attack and sustain time of the pitch of the oscillators, based on the attack frequency set in the oscillators.

Mix, Out Gain, Meters.

Mix, Out Gain, Meters.

On the right of GUI is a Wet/Dry mix control. This allows you to blend your original signal with the Thump signal. There’s an output gain control, and dB-FS output meters.

Check out THUMP here:

https://mhsecure.com/metric_halo/products/software/thump.html

Joshua Carney