the bass in this is more prominent above 100hz but also extends lower, it's just not very
loud below that and the kick dominates below 100hz
sounds like the bass is also
sidechained to the kick a little bit too so it'll get out of the way of the kick in any
deadmau5 layers his kicks -you cant really tell form listening how many
there are as they're supposed to sound as one -layering two or three together is very
effective -a subby kick together withe a more middy/punchy one, and if you feel the need,
a third with more snappy top end. It's all about combining the right sounds and then
adjusting the attack on each and eq'ing etc -e.g. you can have a big subby 808 kick,
layered with a one with more punch around 100hz-ish + (depends on the kick used and the
desired sound) with a band pass filter on it so the desired hit comes through without
getting in the way of the other kick or other sounds.
Re: Deadmau5 Low end: Help plz
#1077073 - 02/12/13 09:53 AM
I had similar questions about his track “Some Chords” when I first heard it. It seems
that he uses the big kick / thin bass line trick in most of his productions. On “Some
Chords” the whole track is rolled off at 46hz if I remember correctly, with the kick’s
energy focused a little higher. The sawtooth bass line alternates between the root note
and the octave above for the most part, with the lower note hitting at the same time as
the kick but rolled off to the point where you’re only hearing the upper harmonics.
I read somewhere that he prefers to leave out any extreme subs in favour of
making his tracks friendly to all playback systems.