Bottom end needs attention

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brightonalex
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Bottom end needs attention

Post by brightonalex » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:11 pm

Who feels their bottom end could use some attention? How would you about acheiving this?

jeskola
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Post by jeskola » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:13 pm

wear a shorter skirt?

brightonalex
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Post by brightonalex » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:44 pm

:wink:

jeskola
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Post by jeskola » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:49 pm

couldnt resist! sorry. :P

layer up some bass.
start with a sub, then stick something a bit more grittier on top (cutting out the freqs the sub populates). can be as simple as this, or keep going, add another one on top cutting out the freqs on thje layers below. EQ and compress them. add some saturation/distortion, try some chorus - experiment!

i learned alot of things about bass from posts on this forum
http://www.dogsonacid.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=4

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Post by slow riot » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:23 pm

depends what kind of sound you're after, but the thing I realised recently was that a lot of what makes low end sound good is in fact the high end sounds in attack period of the wave. hope this helps.
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Post by compositeone » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:26 pm

I try to layer bass up normally, starting with the lead bass sound, then dropping in some sub. Sometimes I might then drop the lead bass back on again but EQ it differently to the first. Take a classic Reese for example where its 2 layers of bass with the second slightly detuned.

There is a Reese maker rack floating around the interweb somewhere that I find very useful. Not sure if it was linked from this forum or what I just can't remember. Possibly it was from the convert operators site??

jeskola wrote: i learned alot of things about bass from posts on this forum
http://www.dogsonacid.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=4
If you want to know about bass ask the junglists. :D
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Post by minimal » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:29 pm

buy monitor that go as low as you can afford
treat your room
use good spectral analyzers
try your mixes on club-liek PAs
pay attention that the freqs of bassilne and kick do not "eat each other"

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