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The latest creation from Little Labs is the Vog Analog bass resonance tool — the first product from Little Labs to come in the 500 Series format. Vog was originally designed to capture the chest resonance of vocalists or voiceover artists, enabling them to still have a proximity-type effect without having to be so close to the microphone, hence the name, Vog (or Voice of God). Then, once it was heard on a kick drum and a bass guitar, assures Jonathan Little — the sharp mind behind Little Labs — it became clear that "this would be the go-to device to make these instruments sound huge." [And, having heard the demo at the recent 127th AES Convention ourselves, several of us here at PAR must agree — Ed.]
The Vog allows users to sweep a sharp peak resonance from 20 to 300 Hz with anything below the peak eliminated at 24 dB per octave. This allows you to focus on the low end you want, while eliminating mush and unnecessary woofer excursion. A sub harmonic can be the focus, or the fundamental, or upper harmonics. Sonically — on a kick drum, for example — it sounds like you are tightening or loosening a drum head as you rotate the frequency knob. In a mix, it allows you to place the bass spectrum instruments so they do not get in each other's way. Vog is scheduled to ship in December 2009.