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Slash7



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Deadmau5 Low end: Help plz
      #1076911 - 30/11/13 02:56 PM
This is part of his track A city in Florida...
Deadmau5

The bass line isn't bassy. I wanna know about 20-200Hz:
Did he fill that just with kick drum? And if yes is there 2 kick drums or it's just one?

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Bitsumishi



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Re: Deadmau5 Low end: Help plz new [Re: Slash7]
      #1076915 - 30/11/13 03:52 PM
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 event

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.


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Re: Deadmau5 Low end: Help plz new [Re: Slash7]
      #1076956 - 01/12/13 12:48 AM
The bass is a fundamental at 110 plus a 5th at 165 (ish), disregarding all the top-end fluff.

Everything below that is noises and kick that have no musical value. There's a huge downward-pitch-bend kick fundamental at 58-40Hz which is definitely designed to wobble the perceived bass note.

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andymcbain



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Re: Deadmau5 Low end: Help plz new [Re: Slash7]
      #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.


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