I'm trying to figure out how to create a nice thick sub bass like one used in professional hip hop and other pop electronic music and trap. I've been trying to emulate this nice low round sound that doesn't rumble too much or sound muddy, but it always sounds kind of tired and weak, rather than full and smooth and almost rubbery.
So far I've tried using Massive and Ableton's operator to create a sine or triangle wave, then cut out everything below 40hz and over about 180. I've tried adding some compression as well, but it always sounds weak unless I turn the volume ALL the way up and I'd like the effect to be just relative to the mix. Any suggestions?
Here is a link of the sound I am trying to replicate, key features being how smooth and full it sounds, really reaching low without getting rumbly. 1:36