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You're likely to find that artists that have basslines that stick out well on both proper studio monitors as well as crappy laptop speakers are utilizing a bunch of layering of sounds to create a cohesive bass sound that spans various frequencies (besides the low ones you'd expect). Even when I'm using a bass sound that is essentially a sub (sine wave) bass,...


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To get the Kickdrum out of Laptopspeakers -> Layer a small click sound, rimshot, hi hat, etc. To get the Bass out -> layer it with saws or use parallel distortion or fm to get some higher harmonics out edit: also the right amount of white and pink noise can give the impression of a burst -> helps with those edm genres to give a big bass drop on small ...


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Certainly you can optimize (or at least increase) the performance (efficiency, flatness, coverage, etc. etc.) of a speaker system by using the standard tools. You can use the Thiele-Small parameters of the driver(s) to calculate the optimum enclosure volume and port area/length. There are whole university courses and books published on the subject, and ...


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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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You can use something like Waves MaxxBass or RBass to create upper harmonics that can be heard on smaller speakers. You could also saturate or distort the mid to high end on a separate track and blend it in with the original.


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I found boosting the basslines in the 800hz area helps on laptops and only gives a little more clarity on other systems without making it overpowering.


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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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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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It sounds simple and fundamentally it is, but what gives the sound it's character is vibrato and some stereo effects. Rather than just explaining, I thought I'd take a quick shot at recreating this sound myself. Bear in mind that a lot of artists use factory or purchased presets, so there is a good chance the artist didn't create this sound themselves. Also, ...


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Subwoofers usually have comparatively small air volume for their output power, implying that they work with resonance to some degree. Which implies that their impulse response has characteristics of its own and a somewhat sluggy onset and what you get to hear resembles a bit a virtual bass drum triggered by the real bass drum. Large-scale(!) woofers tend ...


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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 actually is getting it's punch from some frequencies higher up on the spectrum, aka more from the mids and maybe even a tad from the highs. He may have actually rolled ...


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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 in certain ways when it's used it the right way and the bass in this actual example is 100% context for me, because it just adds a wobbly sub layer but not ...


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I am using sidechain+spectral analayzer for mixing bass and kick. It will work great when your bass ducking on the specific eq range. you may check this video for more information.


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The best thing for you is probably something in between sine and triangle – the latter is itself in a sense something in between sine and square1, so a good idea might be to use the classical way of interpolating between sine and square: symmetric nonlinear distortion, aka soft clip. In fact, I daresay a bit of asymmetric distortion can't hurt either (...


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You should try using a noise generator or transform some other noise to lower frequencies by changing its sample rate. Don't use pitch shift because it will introduce many digital artifacts that you won't like. This way you can get a rumble sound with high momentum in many sub frequencies.


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As rory said, there is no proper way around this as the physics prevents it. You can however make it audible by low mids. either layer it up, or as as leftaroundabout said, introduce harmonics (which in turn would be better if layered, as you can choose what frequencies you'd want to mess with).


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The cone size is only one variable determining the lowest frequency to be produced by a speaker (read more here). As such, a 15'' sub is likely to output lower frequencies than one on a multiway speaker. But the only way to know for sure is by looking at the frequency response of each device.


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Much of what you hear in a low end signal is in fact mid-range frequencies. Listen to old recordings from the 50-60's. Back then, common speaker systems were fairly horrible in their bass frequency reproduction. A way to combat this is to either boost the mid-range, or reduce the sub 300 hz range. Some common bass or kick drum EQ settings are to remove ...


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Question 1: fat = a strong fundamental frequencies warm = a good amount one present low mid/bass frequencies 100- 300 Hz also detuned sometimes defined = a clean sub bass and some higher mids to give the bass some presence What you want is to take a bass and make it sound deep and warm. you can detune if you want, but what is more important -> make good use ...


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