Sub Bass

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  1. Mango-

    Mango- Mercury Eater

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    Where do I start with Sub Bass?
    I read somewhere that I should start with sub bass on the same places as the kicks and then adjust it
    What do you guys think?
    Also how should I EQ the sub?
    -cheers
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i like to get a big old reece, and lowpass it into a sub. you could eq a dip in the sub round 100 hz to make space for the sub. but there isnt any 'should', its entirely down to the sound
     
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    It's easier to set it doing the same thing as your higher bass if you have one. Just set it an octave lower than that.
     
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    thanks
    Is there anything I could try to get a bit of inspiration?
    where do you guys start after getting a drumloop down?
     
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    I've been taught to basically copy the midi for your bassline and pitch it down a couple octaves
    then eq it at 100hz or whatever
     
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    thanks
    So where do you start a bassline?
    Any tips?

    and then I can pitch the sub down
    and eq
     
  7. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    make a mad rockin bass and play wickedall melady
     
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    I would if I knew where to start, all my basslines sound like mozart on acid (but not good)
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    sub bass... if you got a nice rich synth going, a simple sin wave played low down will be all you need!
     
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    Thanks guys now experimenting!
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    So, youre asking on how to get started on bass altogether?

    I think its much more creative and productive to start on something other than beats and bass completely. I find a sampled clip with a cool violin progression, a nasty cheesy vocal from a movie, an inspiring synth preset to get me started on a melody, a mystical chord, a scale....

    Then I start thinking what kind of beats would suit that theme or what kind of bass would go good underneath it. And that's basically just emphasizing the rhythm when it comes to when hitting the bass and emphasizing the melody when it comes to choosing notes.
     
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    Thank-you thats what I meant, at the moment Im getting stuck, I cant seem to get any inspiration. everything I make since I learnt more about arrangement seems boring and drawn out.
    I will have a listen to your tracks and try again thank-you

    Edit: I think I need to learn more about Chord progression & harmonic framework
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    or copy dillinja.funky drummer DRANG DENGGGGGGG amen funky drummer GRAAAHGL DRIBBLEYWOOHRF
     
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    yh :D
    DRANG DENGGGGGGG!
     
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    Original Nuttah They Call My Dad Machete

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    you can have reece bass and all of that stuff.. But the most common sub bass is simply a clean sine wave picthed down around 30 - 100 hz.
     
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    Yh ty , I just need help to make a good tune with my sub bass.
    do I use 1/4 and 1/8 notes?
     
  18. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    depends on how quick is your song
     
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    Don't worry guys, have just opened the new version of computer music and my question has been answered; they have a article on bass
     
  20. Neomind

    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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    there's a way to make a good sounding subbass without mudding anything...

    on any synth (if it has self-osc it's twice better) get a sine wave, turn it's octave down untill you think its in the subbass freqs. Now add a filter after that (if the synth has a filter use it), Low pass filter with resonance at a very high level, then make a quick sweep with the frequency parameter on the filter and see that theres a point where the freqs in your subbass sound way higher, search for that freq range and adjust the freq to it (i'd rather put the reso at max and then turn it down at this point).
    Now you have to make the filter to follow the keyboard (few filters can do this...) so when you play higher notes the filter opens and when you play lower the filter goes down in the freq range. If you don't have any filter capable to follow keyboard strikes, resample the note you like the most and bounce it again on your sequencer.

    Try it and you'll say "thanks" if I explained it well... sorry for my english, i'm spanish... ;)