Mid bass // sub bass question

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  1. dj-dusty

    dj-dusty Member

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    I have a nice mid bass sorta taxman sound that by itself sounds quite nice.

    But when i layer some sub bass underneath it creates a phase, you cant really hear a phase, its more of a volume problem coz when i layer them the taxman mid bass goes up and down in volume and sounds like it maybe a phasing problem.

    Anyone know what i can do to sort this out?
     
  2. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    make sure your sub and mid frequencies dont overlap, or you could go the easy route and compress both together with no thresh or ratio just gain, so the low and top sit closer in dB measure. up to you but it sounds like its coming from the movement in frequency from the mid bass, you could low filter the sub bass so that when ever the mid bass hits within its frequencies the low gets filtered down. just dont use any Q

    hope this helps (y)
     
  3. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    *edit* low pass filter the sub bass with automated control
     
  4. dj-dusty

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    so i could bounce down the mid bass and the sub bass and then compress them together?
     
  5. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    i'd do each individually mate myself, that way you can have louder outputs throughout the frequency range both low and high.
     
  6. dj-dusty

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    ok cool cheers for the advice i thought it would be an eq job but i tryed eqing them to make space in the frequency spectrum so they could sit nicley but when i cut/boost the mid bass i loose some of the sound i ilike in the sample but i will try compression
     
  7. Phyella

    Phyella Chef 'n' Bass

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    try a really gentle roll off, not a full cut.

    Or alternatively make a harsh cut and boost where needed.

    HP yer sub @ 100 Hz.

    HTH.
     
  8. sam the dnb man

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    lowpass the sub at say 100hz and hi pass the midrange riff/hook at 100hz
     
  9. dj-dusty

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    ive tryed that but it makes it sound shit as you lose some of the dominant frequencies from the mid bass, its really annoying lol