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Make Your Music Pump with Precision

Submerge is an advanced automatic sidechain plugin that is designed to create unique, exciting ducking and pumping effects.
With three different Trigger modes, eight effect types, customizable control curves and more, Submerge is an incredibly flexible sound design tool that adds a touch of modern magic to a classic production technique.


Audio Trigger LP

Audio Trigger Flipped

Auto Flutter


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Three Triggers, Three Curves

Submerge can be triggered via auto sync, MIDI, or audio triggers. The plugin also features three control curve modes, allowing for a range of subtle to extreme results.


Submerge features eight built-in creative effects that take your side-chained source sound even further. Independently duck the center or side channels, push and crush your signal, or use filters to create custom sweeps.

Duck or Push

In addition to the default ducking behavior, any curve can also be inverted by holding SHIFT when selecting them so the plugin ducks except when triggered, making it act more like a pusher than a ducker.


sidechain compressor plugin
Preset Browser: Browse a selection of premade presets or save your own for future reference.
Trigger Mode: Select one of three plugin trigger sources: auto sync, MIDI, or audio.
A / B Comparison: Toggles between two groups of settings for comparison.
Threshold Slider: Determines the level at which the control curve will be triggered.
Speed Slider: Determines the run-rate of the control curve to allow for fine-tuning.
Control Curve: Select one of three control curve classes: natural, extreme, or special.
Effect Type: Select one of eight different effect types to shape your affected signal.
Input Gain: Adjusts the level of the input signal.
Morph Knob: Adjusts the release and hold time of the control curve.
Depth Knob: Determines how much the control curve affects the selected Effect.
Tweak Knob: Interacts with each effect type to generate a unique effect.
Output Gain: Adjusts the level of the output signal.


Submerge Walkthrough Video with Chad Carrier, VP Products, Slate Digital.

Join Kevin from Slate Digital as he demonstrates Submerge’s sound-shaping abilities using some of the plugin’s more ‘extreme’ features.


Justin Sheriff

"Submerge by Slate Digital is an amazing plugin to add movement to your tracks, generate fun new rhythmic ideas and take your production to the next level."

Justin Sheriff

Producer & Mix Engineer
Credits: DMX, Lucky Daye, Lauv

Zev Shearn-Nance

"The ability to easily dial in the parameters in SUBMERGE make it a producer’s dream. Having tools that can quickly make a vibe is a game changer to the flow of a session."

Zev Shearn-Nance

Drummer • Composer
Credits: Remi Wolf, Kristin Chenoweth, Sabrina Claudio

Adam Cichocki

"I’ve been loving Submerge to add movement to low end in my mixes and to add some pacing to the production elements in my mix. I reach for it quite a bit and I’m confident you will too!"

Adam Cichocki

Producer, Mixer, Mastering Engineer
Credits: Gatherers, Casey, Soul Blind

Bryan Anzel

"Really musical and fun to use. Slate made it real easy to get in, get the job done and make it sound good, fast!"

Bryan Anzel

Producer, Mixer
Credits: Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD

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  • Advanced automatic sidechain plugin 
  • Creates ducking/pumping effect popularized by EDM and hip-hop 
  • Three trigger modes (auto sync, MIDI and audio)
  • Eight effect types transform ducking/pumping effect 
  • Morph, Depth and Tweak knobs further manipulate sound
  • A / B mode lets you toggle between two different groups of settings 


  • OS Requirements, Mac macOS Catalina 10.15 or later (macOS 11 or later rec.)
  • OS Requirements, PC Windows 10 or 11
  • Plugin Architecture 64-bit
  • Formats VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Hardware Requirements, Mac Intel or Apple silicon processor
  • Hardware Requirements, PC Intel or AMD processor
  • RAM 4GB

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Elevate your mix with Submerge. No subscription required.
iLok USB dongle required.

BUY $49