Sub-bass on DAW?



Asked by: Jennifer Lewis

How do you make a sub-bass sound?





Either one of these. Then all you need to do is filter it down to darken it up. So we come over here to the filter i'll switch that on i'm going to pipe my sub base into it. There.

What dB should sub-bass be at?

Subbass should be peaking at -12dB, so you keep enough headroom for the rest of the song. If mixing with headroom is not working for you, a general rule of thumb is to keep the subbass lower than the kickdrum by about 2 to 5 dB.

Should I use sub-bass?

Sub bass is the stuff that’s felt more than heard. It’s an important part of a mix because it contributes to so much of the power listeners feel. In some genres sub bass a leading part of a mix, and in others it plays a supporting role.

How do I add sub-bass to my bass?

A good tip is to play or draw in the notes a few octaves higher up, so that you can hear the notes more clearly, and then pitch them back down to the octave that gives you the nice warm sub-bass tone you’re looking for.

What key is best for sub?





Key is important



G is, for me personally, the best key to write in for good sub-bass, but generally anything from F to A works well. C is a particularly difficult key to produce sub-bass in, but as always there are exceptions to the rule. Use a spectrum analyser to see where your bass is peaking.

How do I make my bass deeper?

For deep bass, you’re going to want to use a low-pass filter to cut out the higher frequencies of the bass notes, and then shape it with the filter and amplitude envelopes. Using the low-pass filter cutoff, we cut the higher frequencies out. Next, played with the filter resonance to add some depth and color.

Is 808 a bass or kick?

The difference between an 808 and a kick drum is that an 808 refers to just the low-end bass sounds that emanate from the kick, but not the attack of the kick drum. In other words, an 808 is the bass – the sound and frequency – whereas the kick refers to the actual kick drum or VST.

Does lower Hz mean more bass?

One rule of thumb is that the lower the Hz, the more the bass you’ll get. In most cases, some of the most powerful subwoofers can reproduce deep bass at a frequency range of 20Hz.

Which dB is best for bass?

Re: Recommended -dB of bass in relation to kick



I would recommend you average your levels around -18db or so and after that, while mixing, set your levels in relation to each other rather than the meter per se.



How do you make a heavy sub-bass?

Peak. Next you're gonna want to compress that shiz. My compression threshold is usually around 30 decibels the ratio between three and five and leave the make up gain at zero.

Should you high pass sub-bass?

Another thing relating to having a good sub is being careful with highpass-filtering the song. It’s OK to highpass the signal around 25–40Hz, but go for mellow slopes such as 12 dB per octave. In SPAN, you should always see something even in the very lowest region.

Do you EQ sub-bass?

If you just listen to the the subs that's what we're eq listen to those uh the low end. And uh maybe on headphones is a better thing to listen on if you're in a room that doesn't play it back as.