Adding subsonic frequencies for a bass?

Discussion in 'Bass' started by rkohli, May 24, 2005.

  1. rkohli

    rkohli Active Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    Sorry I'm such a noob, but is there a simple way to add subsonic frequencies for a bass guitar, so that one doesn't hear them (as subsonic implies, heh), but rather feels them? Or am I in need of a special plugin/hardware to accomplish this task?


  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    What are you using for monitors? I NEVER add bass frequencies it usually mudies the sound.

    The best way is to choose a sound that contains the LF content, and work from there.

  3. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    rule of thumb is anything usually below 20hz is felt and not heard but ihave found its more like 40hz and below most of the time. Try boosting at like 30-40hz a tiny bit
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    They are probably there in the bass signal already. You just need a good subwoofer so you can hear/feel them. Trying to boost the frequencies below 40hz to where you can feel them on a smaller speaker system will just eat up your headroom if this is a full mix of music you are working on. The low lows take a lot of energy to get them loud enough to hear them, and 0 is as loud as you can go.
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    There are sub harmonic outboard processors you can buy. Dbx has made several different models over the years. This is another great application to use a custom preset I made in one of my Eventide's. You might try pitchshifing it down an octave with an effects processor or plug, assuming you can live the nasty arifacts they also make.

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