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New SubLab XL updates

New expansion packs and bitcrusher effect

SubLab XL expansion packs update 808 kick sub-bass preset patches Hits DNA Divine Bass Drill Subs

Future Audio Workshop have revealed three new expansion packs for their SubLab XL instrument, offering a total of 35 new preset patches, along with a version 1.0.3 update that introduces a new Redux model for the instrument’s bitcrusher effect.

Expansion Packs

The first of the new packs, Divine Bass, has been created by sound designer and mixing engineer Sean Devine, and contains 10 patches that offer a selection of 808-inspired kick and sub-bass sounds.

Drill Subs then provides users with 13 presets which, as the name suggests, are aimed at creators of drill tracks. The pack has been developed by Future Audio Workshop’s in-house sound designers in response to user requests, and features a varied collection of layered, distorted bass sounds.

Finally, another 12 patches are provided in the form of Hits DNA. Once again focusing on 808-style sub-bass sounds, the pack aims to recreate the types of sounds featured on tracks by artists such as Drake, 21 Savage, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, and more.


Along with the new expansion packs, Future Audio Workshop have also released version 1.0.3 of SubLab XL, which includes a number of fixes and optimisations as well as adding a new Redux mode to the instrument’s bitcrusher effect. The new mode is described as a softer and more subtle effect than the original Hardcore Bitcrusher, and the company say it serves to add ‘digital noise and stereo air’ to the instrument’s signal.

The Glide feature has now been changed to operate in a similar way to Glide Notes in FL Studio, with SubLab XL gliding from the lowest note to the highest over a user-defined time. A number of minor bug fixes have been implemented, including a velocity sensitivity issue, and the company say they have also made some other minor optimisations.


The expansion packs require a licence for SubLab XL, which is supported on PCs running Windows 7 and higher, and Macs running macOS 10.12 and above. VST2, VST3, AU and AAX versions are available. 

Pricing & Availability

Each of the expansion packs are priced at $10, and a SubLab XL Pack Bundle which contains all three is also available for $25. The 1.0.3 update is free for existing users, and is available to download now.

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