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Deadmau5 Low end: Help plz
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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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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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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