Is it bad to saturate the sub?

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  1. mugatu

    mugatu Verva Music

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    It adds this slight buzz but it hasnt added much higher harmonics, is this wrong should i keep the sub clean?
     
  2. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    You want to feel the sub rather than hear it, so yeah I'd say keep it relatively clean
     
  3. Substrate

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    In my opinion it's best to keep the sub (150hz below)clean and mono...then build your sound up with more distorted bass tracks(depending on the type of tune).

    eg
    Track1 -sub(150hz below+mono)
    Track2 -either copy track 1 and add distortion & stereo widening etc + low cut everything under 150hz
    or use a different bass audio sample/synth patch the same note as the sub and add distortion & stereo widening+ low cut everything under 150hz
    then on Track3 do the same as Track2 but add a different type of distortion plugin and add even more stereo widening with a low cut even higher....say 1000hz...try different variations of lfo too...

    hope this helps a bit...this is the method i usually use.

    Peace.

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    Here's an example of some of my tunes using this method...give or take a few bits n bobs...


    http://www.junodownload.com/labels/Trichome+Productions

    http://www.soundcloud.com/substratednb


    Peace.
     
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  4. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    ^ activate is a heavy tune bro, good advice too
     
  5. Substrate

    Substrate New Member

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    Thanks man!

    much appreciated!...

    glad to help:)
     
  6. Deekay[AUS]

    Deekay[AUS] Buffy's Bedtime Slayer

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  7. Deluded

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    Yeh this method works well... also helps clear the lower mids. I like to use the fab filter Q and do some mid/side EQing to do this aswell. Strongly recommend!!

    Check out my tracks for examples

    https://soundcloud.com/djdeluded