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Verva

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When making bass or synths I high cut to about 180, this way I will know if it really works on lower end speakers. Its harder to make a sound, sound good without sub.
 

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You dont understand. When making edm, espically club music that a lot of people will listen to on laptop speakers, if you make the bass synth sound good without lows, when you introduce them it will sound better overall.
 

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If you're making something with a subby bassline this tip will be no help at all.

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When making bass or synths I high cut to about 180, this way I will know if it really works on lower end speakers. Its harder to make a sound, sound good without sub.
I get what you mean but I just pull my sound card out and listen on my actual lappy speakers, must more accurate than a cut at 180 :)
 

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I get what you mean but I just pull my sound card out and listen on my actual lappy speakers, must more accurate than a cut at 180 :)
I do that aswell, but if my sound card is connected it takes too long to change. Ever since i made a main lead that ended up sounding more like an intro sound, i do this.
 

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Any fan worth having will at least be listening with a pair of earbuds. Always mix for the whole frequency range, even if your own speakers dont reach it.
 

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I reference my mixes on my laptop speakers, it's best to reference in as many places as possible to check your mix translates. Obviously you'll never hear a sub on laptop speakers, but if you're after other harmonics you can try and squeeze them out. No need to lowcut though as shitty speakers will have done that themselves.
 
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I can say that I made a pretty decent low end on my monitors, when I first got them, at extremely low volumes. I had no subwoofer, and they were really small, so I think around 70-80 hz, they cut. I then tested the sound on a more hifi-ish speaker system, computer speakers (Not much low end, but still), my headphones, and the bass impressed me. I don't remember exactly what I did, but I made it present, without ruining the mix. It would, however, have gone better on bigger monitors.
 

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Why, instead of cutting the frequencies, you don't just get your shitty day-by-day earbuds and listen to the song, as a reference? what I've learned so far is that, no matter what, you'll never get a perfect mix for any kind of setup. But you need to reference on as many as different setups you can.
 
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