The VOG analog bass resonance tool is the latest creation from Little Labs, and is the company’s first entry in the popular API 500-Series module format.
The VOG was originally designed to capture the chest resonance of vocalists or voice over artists, enabling them to still have a proximity type effect without having to be so close to the mic—hence the name, VOG, or Voice of God. However, when the manufacturer heard it on kick drum and bass, it became clear this would be the “go to” device to make these instruments sound huge.
The VOG lets users sweep a sharp peak resonance from 20 to 300 Hz, while anything below the peak is rolled off at a steep -24dB per octave. This lets users focus on the low end they want, while eliminating low-end mush and unnecessary woofer excursion.
A subharmonic can be the focus, or the fundamental, or upper harmonics. On a kick drum, for example, the overall effect of turning VOG’s frequency knob sounds like someone is tightening or loosening the drumhead. In a mix, VOG allows users to place the bass spectrum instruments so they don’t interfere or get in the way of each other.
The VOG should be shipping in December 2009 and will have a suggested retail price of $420.
For more information about VOG, go to www.littlelabs.com.