Drum & Bass Is bass audible?

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by unmd, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. unmd

    unmd Member

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    Yo,
    I've started working on a tune and I'm not sure if my speakers are shit or bass isn't audible, help me folksss
     
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  2. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    It is audible, but gets lost in the rest of the mix, man, it's quite subtle.
     
  3. subprime

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    Bass is fine, but it's hitting way down between 37-40 hz is it not? Plenty of speakers roll off well above that, and/or your room may be messing with you. Use headphones to check your deep low end if you're having problems.
     
  4. smoothassilk

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    I can't hear it,
    I have a crap sound card, good headphones, so should I be able to hear or not?

    I'm kinda new to this, but I think sub-bass especially 50hz and below, tends to be felt as much as heard. Also bear in mind that the lower a sound is, the louder it needs to be before it's really audible, cause human ears are crap at picking up really low sounds.
     
  5. Simpliztiq

    Simpliztiq New Member

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    What subprime said, you've got bass its just on the low end.

    Nice tune after 0.23 btw :)
     
  6. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    I'd let some of the sub harmonics to hit, making it audible. I normally do this with my songs (although they're not Dnb, but dubstep), cutting about 90-100hz.
     
  7. unmd

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    I think I'll make a new sub bass, want it more 'in the face'. There are two harmonics (~50Hz and ~100Hz) and I have tried everything, even when it's peaking at 0dB and over it is still not satisfying. Thanks guys, anyways, you like the clip?:p
    And also how can I move the bass' fundamental freq without changing the note?
     
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  8. d-low

    d-low I know you got soul

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    well frequency IS note in a way so you cant move it too much without it going out of tune, but subtle detune between a couple of different oscillators creates an interesting phase relationship in bass and can create 'movement' in the sub bass
     
  9. unmd

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    What about frequency shifting plugins, how do they work?

    I'll be making a new sub, it sounds good on my bose headphones plugged to roland quad capture, but smoothassilk can't hear it.
     
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