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Designing a sub-woofer enclosure - suitable for an amateur?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Trying to re-create the New York Transit Authority Bass sound on FL Sudio 12

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 ...
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same size speaker vs subwoofer

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

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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Recipe for producing a sub bass that is both loud and rattles shelves?

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 ...
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Recipe for producing a sub bass that is both loud and rattles shelves?

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

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 ...
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