EQ specializing in low-end enhancement
Labs VOG analog bass resonance tool is the latest creation from Little Labs,
and is Little Labs 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 I
heard it on kick drum and bass, it became clear this would be the go to device
to make these instruments sound huge.
VOGlets 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
subharmonic can be the focus, or the fundamental, or upper harmonics. On a kick
drum, for example, the overall effect of turning VOGs 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 do not interfere or get in
the way of each other.