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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 the room will have almost none of that frequency audible and other spots will have almost double. When you move around, you pass through both kinds of places. ...


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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/exciters.html The Aphex Aural Exciter (the first one): ...some of the input signal is diverted, via a side-chain and a high-pass filter, into a harmonics-...


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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 were doing wrong. Otherwise we are stuck around a thousand possibilities of who knows what is your problem. I suggest you to do this so we can give you a more ...


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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 the synth line. The low bass synth is fairly standard. Likely a square or sine wave (or combination thereof) that has a low pass filter set to cut off anything ...


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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/Group) When the bass hits the compressor the really lows(which consume a lot of space) instantly bring the threshold down and lower the volume of each other ...


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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 should get correctly set up. Using headphones with a flat response can help you get an idea of how your monitors should sound. Bear in mind that while producing ...


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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 gives you what you feel you need to hear. However, you will find it an advantage to learn to mix in a variety of monitoring situations, the monitoring in DJ booths ...


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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 perhaps 18 instead of 24 dB/8ve. There's a trick that works pretty well on almost any bass, to introduce some "non-sub" harmonics: apply gentle overdrive/...


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It is true that the sensitivity of our ears varies based on frequency and that high pressure sound can be more damaging without being noticed, but if you are not listening too loud it shouldn't be a problem. You just need to be really careful that it isn't actually too loud. It is possible to damage your hearing without feeling any pain when you are using ...


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Deadmau5 is one of the biggest names in Electro and Progressive House. What makes those genres is the idea of making Bass audible compared to earlier House genres. In Electro House this was achieved by layering higher Synths, mostly an interval of 3,4,5,7,or 9 Semitones with Sqare or Saw Waves. In Progressive house this was achieved by using Plucks that play ...


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Its just a heavily compressed/distorted Saw Wave. If my ears serve me well its a D# in octave one or two. What you want to do is either use some distortion plugins you have or go grab the Dada Life Sausage Fattener (£18?) Then whack it on full on the bass bus then sidechain the amplitude after that to the kickdrum then ...


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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 strong impact on the way playback sounds. These changes are designed such that they will play back a neutrally mixed sound to the best of the particular design's ...


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No. You do not require a separate DI to record bass with the mobilepre. Aslong as you are connected directly OUT from your bass to the instrument IN, you should be able to record the linelevel bass. Im assuming you are just unsatisfied with the sound of the recorded bass? In this case, you can process ITB (in the box) to achieve desired sound. (i.e. run ...


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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 speaker or subwoofer in the headphones. Depending on its use and how frequently you push it past it's limit (Mild distortion or blurred sound) is the point where ...


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On the first one I think it is actually a combination of two sounds. I think it may be a clean bass with the synthesized higher/mid sound being imposed over top of it. The same electronic instrument seems to be used in higher octaves later in the first song. There is also some volume pulsing with the beat to give it that added punch I think you are ...


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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 bass - which will be audible, and if arranged correctly can give the impression of lower bass.


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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 maybe purchasing an inexpensive preamp like those by ART, and some other companies like the presonus blue tube. As far as the volume discrepancies, that is ...


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I'd be wary with processing too much low end stuff and layering lots of similar sounding stuff together as it can get very muddy and undefined very quickly. Keep it fairly simple with the tracklaying, perhaps add some sine wave stuff at a very low frequency in there. You might get more useful stuff using a something like a dynamic/condenser mic than a ...


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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 mounted monitors, corner traps, ceiling clouds, Helmholtz resonators, etc. A lot to take in , but worth it. http://johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=12&sid=...


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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 base freq, plus 5x base freq, etc. It just so happens that harmonics 3x and 5x make a major chord - c1, g2, e3, for example. These multiples of a base frequency ...


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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 internal "limiting" start to occur. If this is the case, you should be hearing increased distortion as well. You hear a speaker working on too much: when the bass is ...


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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 could advise using some distortion on your bassline which brings out the low mids to get the KHSMR kinda bass you are looking for


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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 frequencies(<250Hz) take up almost half of the logarithmic frequency spectrum. So any interference between notes or instruments at those frequencies seems ...


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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 area just isnt the same. I found out that a lot of digital software messes this up. This could happen due to some setting some LFO/cutoff or just by the ...


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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 different pieces of hardware that they'll test prior to releasing to public. Obviously, you can replicate this is by testing with your own, your friends, and ...


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Oscillator is probably a single pulse wave with pulse width adjusted a little bit from pure square for that slightly brittle metallic timbre. I think this slight adjustment in pulse width is what makes you think of FM. Amp envelope should just have decay and release set to something fairly short. No sustain. Gently turn down the filter (low pass with ...


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Sounds like a very basica analog synth patch to me. Possibly just a single square wave or pulse wave with no modulation, very little to no filter (cutoff set very high), and resonance set very low.


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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, though I haven't played around enough with it to figure out the specific differences.


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The age-old dilemma - do I trust my system? Do I have to compensate for it, physically or by guesswork? The age-old answer has always been to listen to what other people's tracks sound like on all systems available to you - in & out of your usual genre, then mix to match the best of those. If you are over- or under-emphasising low frequencies, you ...


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