http://thedspproject.comAfter the mixing better bass episode I had a few people ask how to get a good sub, so this week I will show you how easy it can be. If you combine this tutorial with the aforementioned episode you will be shaking windows in no time. Although I also touch on the idea that its not always just pure SPL we should be considering when designing the bottom end, just because you might not hear it doesn't mean you cant FEEL a more interesting texture. Note we are talking about SUB-bass here (roughly below 80hz) not the more audible (mid) bass at say 80hz - 200hz as such we would expect it to be layered in with with other bass/lead sounds.Caution: You can have too much of a good thing. Cranking up 30hz so you can feel it on your monitors might seem nice at first but can make your bass sound flabby, unfocused and lacking punch. It will also reduce the perceived loudness achievable. Sub-bass can be one of the hardest elements to mix correctly with out good monitoring and room treatment so I suggest a frequency analyser and headphones to make sure you know whats going on down there.Also don't forget we still have our competition to win a TC Electronic Impact Twin, just check out http://thedspproject.com/win for details!Source: http://thedspproject.com/sub-bass-technique
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