Hot answers tagged

10 votes
Accepted

Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

What you have is too much bass bouncing off the walls. You've created what are called standing waves in your room, which is very common. When there is a standing wave for any frequency, some spots in ...
user avatar
  • 2,030
6 votes
Accepted

How do psychoacoustic bass enhancers work?

Not all processors work the same way. Probably the most-imitated one is the Aphex Aural Exciter, which was the original. The quotes below are from http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/feb95/...
user avatar
  • 2,030
6 votes
Accepted

How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

These days, what used to be referred to as "the holy grail of the misinformed" is getting closer to actuality. There are now applications designed to do exactly this task - isolate parts of ...
user avatar
  • 7,039
4 votes

Conflict bass / leads

What you describe sounds like Buss/Master/Group Compression gone wrong. This effect sometimes appears when you have a compressor set to affect both the bass and the lead (via any of the Buss/Master/...
user avatar
  • 1,460
4 votes

Getting a sub bass and a 808 kick to play well together?

One thing that would help us help you a lot better is you posting your kick+bass mix, and the kick and bass separately. That way we can solve the issue and tell you how we did it and what you probably ...
user avatar
  • 693
4 votes
Accepted

How to go about synthesising this type of sound?

I believe the sound in question is in fact two separate sounds. At 1:15, there is a combination of a large low bass synth and a higher sounding synth which is doing an assortment of things to achieve ...
user avatar
3 votes

Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

A couple of things to add on; If you are djing, then I assume you won't be sitting by your computer?? The way you describe it, it does sound like standing waves. If you are to produce, then you ...
user avatar
  • 2,176
3 votes

Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

If you're using the set up purely for mixing in the DJ sense, as you've indicated, then it doesn't particularly matter how you position things. I'd suggest you go with your gut preference and what ...
user avatar
  • 305
3 votes

How can I make a sub bass that can be heard (at least a bit) on even on crappy systems?

The most "proper" solution is to use a bass sound that in itself has some midrange as well. For normal subtractive synth sounds, that means: don't use too steep LP filters, try a simple 12 dB/8ve or ...
user avatar
3 votes

How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

This is why studio monitors used in recording produce neutral sound as close to 1:1 as possible. Consumer audio gear, either because of being cheap or because of being intentionally biased, have a ...
user avatar
  • 8,081
3 votes

How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

Deezer open-sourced their Spleeter stem separation engine in November 2019: Announcement here and the application is available on Github here. There's also Acon Digital's Acoustica here which since ...
user avatar
2 votes

How can I make a sub bass that can be heard (at least a bit) on even on crappy systems?

Sub bass will be entirely lost through in-ear phones. You can't get around this, as it's basic physics. The only real solution is to have bigger speakers. So the way round it is to add in some mid ...
user avatar
  • 5,848
2 votes
Accepted

How to record an 'even' bass

I think it is important to mention, although you probably already know, is that the quality of the instrument and the performance are hugely important factors. Something you can consider though, or ...
user avatar
  • 1,126
2 votes

Is bass boost harmful?

As someone who comes from a sound company, the only way you can be sure that it would negatively effect the headset or headphones in said question is whether it would pass the specification of the ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes

How do psychoacoustic bass enhancers work?

I think they generate harmonics to add to the weight of a implied fundamental frequency. (Eg 200hz 400hz of a fundamental 100hz frequency). That said Maxxbass and Rbass supposedly work differently, ...
user avatar
2 votes

How can I get my bass to come through?

Here are some possible causes: You hear the effect of a limiting device (no mention of that in your setup though). You hear the lack of headroom in the amplifier because it working too hard and ...
user avatar
2 votes

How can i prevent/reduce bass trapping?

Some monitors allow you to adjust the bass response for the purpose of corner placement and the like. But since you ask, I suppose yours don't have that feature. See this forum for flush/soffit ...
user avatar
2 votes

How to go about synthesising this type of sound?

Play with a synth that allows you to edit harmonics - in this case the sound feels like a high-pass filtered square wave. A square wave is made up of odd harmonics: Base frequency sine wave, plus 3x ...
user avatar
2 votes

mixing bass issues

This is actually a classic mistake most people do. And it really affects the outcome. Most of the times it's the plugin , the harmonic content added by the plugin OR the beef in that particular Hz ...
user avatar
  • 1,460
2 votes

Free VSTi for EDM bass?

Togu-audio-line makes some pritty dope synths like TAL-NoiseMaker and TAL-Bassline 101. Other than that U-He has a few decent free plugins. The best of them I find Tyrell n6. Other than that I ...
user avatar
  • 246
2 votes
Accepted

Tips for mixing BASS with other low instruments

It's okay to use two low frequency instruments if you want to, as long as they don't interfere with each other, and the levels are handled correctly. I'd try it first, and see how it sounds. Low ...
user avatar
  • 2,176
2 votes

TB-03: sync issue (on Live 9)

I finally found the solution, hope it will help someone if I share it, here is what I have done: update the 03 firmware driver (Roland.com website) then some new Input/Output Midi Ports "TB-03" have ...
user avatar
  • 35
2 votes

How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

Complicated question when you understand it: professional musicians normally test their music across a wide variety of setups prior to releasing to the public. That means they may have a variety of ...
user avatar
  • 225
2 votes

How to recreate the lead/distorted bass in Awolnation - Sail?

The base of the bassline is a sawtooth wave. In order to recreate the bassline I used 2 Oscillators. One peek wave for maximal crispness and a sawtooth wave transformed 1 octave lower to add weight. ...
user avatar
  • 252
1 vote

Conflict bass / leads

You might need to filter some of the hi-mids out of your bass...it really depends what kind of bass it is (sub-bass, mid-bass, etc). Also, make sure you're EQ-ing your lead layers. If you have the ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Sending bass from VST to bass amp

IMO, if the keyboard player fulfills a bassist role, then it is a good idea to use a bass amp! This way, at least on smaller stages you're sure that the bass will be properly present everywhere on ...
user avatar
1 vote

Sending bass from VST to bass amp

I would probably go for a combined setup: Get a reamping box (reverse DI) to ensure correct levels and impedance. You can hook up the interface with the box using XLR and continue on to the bass ...
user avatar
1 vote

Novation Bass Station II

Try learning synthesis in general. Bass Station 2 is a relatively easy synth, with classic parameters. You'll need to understand what each module or function is doing. I can recommend syntorial for ...
user avatar
  • 111
1 vote

Mixing Subbass and kick. How to replicate this tech house bass

This one is pretty simple actually. It's purely sounds like a sidechained sub line. I'll break it down in more detail with what I think he did. It sounds like a kick with mediocre low end but ...
user avatar
  • 1,141
1 vote
Accepted

Mixing Subbass and kick. How to replicate this tech house bass

What this guy actually does (to my ears), he has the kick with some "ok" low end and then when the bass part comes he adds the sub. The context is a very powerful tool when mixing, makes things sound ...
user avatar
  • 1,460

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible