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Leapwing Audio RootOne Multi-band Subharmonics Generator/Shaper

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RootOne Multi-band Subharmonics Generator/Shaper



Don’t compromise on your low-end. RootOne is designed from the ground up as a new way to generate and shape subharmonic frequencies. Leapwing set out to create the cleanest low-end possible, phase aligned with the original, making the result sound like it comes from one source. RootOne comes with 3 low frequency bands at custom crossover frequencies. Each band will look for a frequency an octave above the selected band, and after carefully analysing amplitude and phase, it then generates a clean sound within that band. 
- Phase Aligned Subharmonics Generator
Traditional subharmonics generators use a band-passed pitch-shifted signal, which often results in a disconnection from the original sound. Leapwing therefore opted to develop their own pitch & phase tracking algorithm and combined that with a clean signal generator. 
- Full Control over Saturation, Dynamics, and Decay
A 4th saturation band allows you to create lower midrange harmonics, giving you full control over the tone and sound of your low-end. 
Each of the low frequency bands also has control over dynamics, decay and drive.
- Easy to Use and Intuitive GUI
Leapwing aim to build plugins that sound good from the moment you start using them, not having to waste precious creative time. Leapwing spent countless hours of R&D time to look at the best ways of visualising all the bands so you can tweak everything intuitively.



Unique Subharmonics Generator: proprietary algorithm that generates the cleanest low frequencies
Pitch Follower and Phase Alignment: instead of simply pitch shifting the signal, we use advanced analysis to generate subharmonics that are phase aligned with the source
Full Harmonics Shaping: saturation module allows you to shape those midrange harmonics, allowing them to cut through on smaller speakers
Ultimate dynamics, drive and decay control: immense control to shape your newly generated subharmonics
Simple yet Beautiful Design: Beautiful resizable Retina interface with unique design, focused on the optimal workflow
Multiple DAW & OS Compatibility: Available on Mac OSX (10.10 +), Windows 8, 10 (64-bit only) in AAX-Native, VST, VST3 and AU




Leapwing keeps challenging the status quo, by keeping their focus on creating innovative new solutions that simply didn’t exist or weren’t possible before. With RootOne they released their fourth plugin. Just like the previous plugins, this new plugin came out of necessity and experience. As Robin Reumers, co-founder of Leapwing, explains: “The 3 of us, as well as other engineers we talked to, were often dissatisfied with traditional subharmonics generators. They often cause phase shifts in the low-end, resulting in sounding like the newly generated sounds are detached from the original sound. We therefore wanted to develop a new approach for generating low frequencies.”

This pursuit inspired the Leapwing team to create their own pitch, phase and amplitude tracking algorithm, which allows the user to generate the cleanest sound possible, phase aligned with the original sound. 

RootOne was born, and it allows you to set up 3 low frequency bands with custom crossover frequencies. Each band will look for a frequency an octave above the selected band, and after carefully analysing amplitude and phase, it then generates a clean sound within that band. 


Each band gives the user control over


drive: a level send to the saturation section
dynamics: from limited dynamics to full dynamics, tracking the original amplitude shape, you have control over how dynamic you want your low-end to be
decay: shape the amplitude decay curve through a variety of possibilities, from tight to an extended decay.

And last but not least, there is an additional 4th “harmonics" band, focused around the lower midrange, where you can add saturation. This will allow low frequency sounds to cut through on smaller speakers. All in all, you’re given immense control over your low-end which creates new possibilities that weren’t possible before!

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