Sub bass in reason

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hello people i was wondering if anyone knows how to make a really effective sub bass in reason. one that really fits in the track nicely and how do yopu mix it down so itstays behind the main bass?? any help apreciated

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RevTech

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Make sure it has a good attack. I am too tired to give a better response. Sub foccus's tutorial part 2 has info how to make it on z3ta+
 

Phyella

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For a simple plain sub, use a subtractor, 1 oscillator, set it to sine, filter fully open.
Adjust ADSR settings to taste.
stick a Scream 4 after it, set it to tape, don't distort it really but make sure its being compressed enough to stay at an even volume (if you want a sharper attack, the compression will accentuate it - just use it in moderation).
Whack a LP filter after it and adjust to taste. Roll any sub off your main bass so it doesn't clash.
Play around and you'll get it to fit.

Also, play with the pitch envelope on the subtractor (depending what you are after)

If you want your sub playing even when the main bass isn't playing then just go ahead and sequence it, if you want it playing at the same time whack it in a combinator along with the main bass (that way it'll trigger at the same time and saves you fannying around with gate CV splitting)

You can also use the sub from your main bass to add character, although I would suggest cutting the lowest freq's out and layering with a clean sub because if your main bass consists of detuned waves, you're gonna get low-end phase issues.

Also, try using other waves as krease suggested. You can even use a saw wave (honest). Play around and practice.

HTH
 
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For a simple plain sub, use a subtractor, 1 oscillator, set it to sine, filter fully open.
Adjust ADSR settings to taste.
stick a Scream 4 after it, set it to tape, don't distort it really but make sure its being compressed enough to stay at an even volume (if you want a sharper attack, the compression will accentuate it - just use it in moderation).
Whack a LP filter after it and adjust to taste. Roll any sub off your main bass so it doesn't clash.
Play around and you'll get it to fit.

Also, play with the pitch envelope on the subtractor (depending what you are after)

If you want your sub playing even when the main bass isn't playing then just go ahead and sequence it, if you want it playing at the same time whack it in a combinator along with the main bass (that way it'll trigger at the same time and saves you fannying around with gate CV splitting)

You can also use the sub from your main bass to add character, although I would suggest cutting the lowest freq's out and layering with a clean sub because if your main bass consists of detuned waves, you're gonna get low-end phase issues.

Also, try using other waves as krease suggested. You can even use a saw wave (honest). Play around and practice.

HTH

cheers mate gr8 help
 

Ketz

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ya man u can use the Malstrom as well to get good results fast within Reason, single sine wave, adjust ur ADSR so its playing a sustained note (normally have the Attack and Release sliders almost all the way down and the Decay and Sustain sliders all the way up), pitch it a few octaves down until ur playin the right note,

then heavy compression to reign it all in and thats it, u can go one step further (similar to Phyellas post) add a scream distortion unit and set to tape, then create a filter and set to Low Pass to take all the fuzz out from the sound

EQ - normally take a fine Q point and cut the frequency out of ur sub where ur kick is hitting (normally arund 80hz depending on the kick that u are using) - this will help ur sub and kick drum sit in the mix together. if there are any resonant peaks in ur sub take those out as well with eq

This method is when u want to create a separate sine sub to ur mid bass, u can also take a copy of ur mid bass (be it a reece or whatever), low pass / compress to make a sub out of it as well, quite a few ways u can go about doing this ;)
 
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