It dosnt really matter that much, if you are using a low note as your route note like C or D you might want to go with an octave high if your going For an A, F, G or E you prob wanna go low, alot of it depends on the sound of bass and such. I use a range of route notes certain routes pertain to certain styles such as liquid and lighter stuff is often (not always) in D,C,A Grimier/darker tunes are often (but not always) In E, G, F, A. I tend to go with A for alot of my tunes its a versatile key and alot of other tunes are in A, helps for an easily mixable tune and such. hope this helps... There is also a Major and Minor Scale read out somewhere in the FL studio thread that is a good bit to throw on the NOTEPAD for reference.
38 hz E is pretty low, so I try and keep the bassline melody so that it doesn't go lower than that. Transpose it if necessary. E, F, F sharp and G are my favourite sub notes. That doesn't mean that the key will be one of those either, it might be in A with a melody descending down to E or anything really.
we got a red plastic mic out and ran that through an analog compressor from the 70s, through a soundcraft desk and into a revox reel to reel tape machine. recorded a darbuka, pitched that down and its the crunchiest sub ever. i love the revox, it is the hippest shit in america.
ive come full circle, i feel.
its like last night when we used a vsti synth with a few effects on top, sounded just fine,
but thats highly uncharacteristic for us, we like to resample something fierce.
when i realized the discussion (about music and how to make it etc) is largely philosophical, i lost the plot. i thought it was serious business in the beginning and i think im making up for that. following some personal scheme that has no relevance to anyone else whatsoever. glad you like it all the same lucid.