MBassador Enhancer Plugin by Melda production is a great plugin to enhance the existing bass content in your projects and give you a Pristine bass side.
With Mbassador Bass enhancer plugin, you can shape the bass side of a soundtrack to make the sub-bass spectrum more powerful. You can get just awesome results bass with just a few mouse clicks.
In this review, we will go through all information of Meldaproduction Mbassador plugin including the pros and cons, features, system requirements etc.
So, let’s begin.
What Mbassador Plugin Actually Does
Mbassador plugin is generally an enhancer effect but its different from other enhancers. Where other enhancer plugins are used to enhance the overall frequency spectrum of a sound Mbassador is used to enhance the sub-bass section.
Now you can be wondered why enhancing a sub-bass frequency is important in music?
Though most of the music played in small speakers and earphones low-end speakers are also used in some situations like concerts, movie theatres etc.
Even, home theatres also have a separate subwoofer for deep bass.
So enhancing sub bass in your mixes is as important as other frequencies. And for this work, Mbassador Enhancer plugin is a great tool.
Let us know the features of Meldaproduction Mbassador plugin.
Features of Mbassador Enhancer Plugin
- With stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated user interface it has the most advanced UI in the market
- 4 modulators – exceptionally versatile
- 4 multiparameters
- Features Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
- Classic meters and time graphs powered by the unique visualisation engine
- single channel, M/S, and up to 8 channels surround processing support
- We can also control it with MIDI – MIDI learning
- Safety limiter protects from clipping
- up-sampling 1x-16x – Adjustable
- Online preset exchange facility with global preset management
- unlimited sampling rate and 64-bit processing
- Extremely fast as well as optimized for newest AVX capable processors
- No dongle and internet access is required for activation
- All VST / VST3 / AAX compatible hosts (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
Mac OS X
- VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
- Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
Pros and Cons of Mbassador Enhancer Plugin
Like other plugins, it has also some pros and cons which you must be aware of before choosing this sub bass enhancer plugin.
- Most advanced GPU accelerated interface.
- Creates a real presence in low ends.
- Able to create deeper and tight bass.
- Two separate sub-bass layers.
- Quite confusing interface for newbies
- No Ripitching option is available.
- Sometimes stops working (probably due to lack of computer’s processing power)
The User Interface
There are several sections of the user interface of Mbassador sub-bass enhancer. The main control section, Bass, Sub and Sub2, crossover, primary meters section, A/B testing and presets sections. Each section has its own sliders and knobs to adjust the original bass and sub-bass.
There are two other sections which are in default hidden in the interface – Meters and subsystem (For detailed meter reading) and Multiparameter.
Let me explain each section one by one.
Detail of UI Sections
Main control section – This section has six knobs – Gain in, Gain out, High band, Dry bass, Wet and Wet HP. With these controls, you can adjust the in/out gain and the amount of effect in the audio.
Bass – In this section, you can shape the normal bass frequencies by using the level, tone and saturation sliders.
Sub and Sub2 (one and two octaves down) – Just as the bass section sub and sub2 have their own saturation, tone and level controls to adjust the subs.
crossover – In this section, you can adjust the crossover frequency for the sub bass. Crossover frequency decides where to start applying the sub bass in the frequency spectrum. You can adjust the crossover frequency up to 200Hz. You can also check out the range up to 20kHz by pressing the range to 20kHz and solo button.
Primary meters section – This section gives help you to monitor the changes on the fly.
A/B testing – This section is very important as A/B testing provide you with the ability to test multiple settings on the fly with one click.
Preset manager – This section provides you with the whole preset manager window where you can save, load your own presets along with using the default ones. Also, you can exchange presets online.
Meters and subsystem – This section is hidden in the default window but you can easily access this section by clicking on the “Meters and subsystem” vertical tab on the right side of the interface. Here you can not only monitor the changes but also use the given tools to adjust the metering display as per your needs.
Multiparameter – This is another hidden section in the Mbassador plugin’s interface which can be accessed by clicking on the vertical “Multiparameter” tab.
How Mbassador Enhancer Works
Actually, the crossover frequency section does the magic. The crossover frequency splits the spectrum into two parts. The upper-frequency part goes directly to the output and the lower frequency part enters into the plugin where we can shape it with bass and subs sliders.
As it is a bass enhancer, we could only adjust the crossover frequency up to 200Hz. The separation feature slopes the frequency graph from 6dB octave to 120dB octave.
As its only resynthesize the lower frequencies below the crossover frequency, the upper frequencies remain untouched. If you want to listen to how the bass works you can use the solo button to hear the former in isolation.
Tip: You should set the frequency Range as low as you can before the fundamental note of your bass or kick starts suffering. For the Separation slope, it also has to be at its lowest possible setting to avoid phase distortion. You can also use Linear-Phase mode at high settings.
As I have described above, there are three processors Bass, Sub and Sub2 which resynthesize the filtered bass signal by generating sub bass signals one and two octaves below the original bass frequency.
You can manually control the level of the original bass and subs-octaves by tone controls sliders. You can also redesign the harmonics of the bass by separately adding the saturation overdriving by the built-in amplifier.
By adjusting the tone and saturation sliders you don’t need much time to find the sweet spot for punch, tightness.
When you apply MBassador over kick drum or bassline sure you will wonder how it transforms the sound. It not only capable to rescue the bottom line but shape the tonal quality of the bass.
Finally, you got all the details of Meldaprodcution’s Mbassador Bass Enhancer Plugin now its time to decide that should you go with this plugin or not.
Here is my opinion.
You should go with this plugin if you want some cool bass subs in your mixes. If you mix for movies like BG for films. If you prefer mix kick and bass line based songs.
This plugin is really helpful in all the above applications. But if you work on pure melody genres where there is not much need for the bass side then you could avoid this plugin.
However, these days most of us work on several genres simultaneously so having Mbassador Enhancer plugin in your plugin inventory is quite beneficial.
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