The lowest of the low frequencies are what gives a club track its power – that notorious, chest rattling bass pressure.
But sub bass can be notoriously hard to monitor, and even harder to mix. In this issue’s cover feature we explore the production techniques behind nailing a high-class low-end, so you can create the perfect sub bass for your next track.
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Objekt – TJ Hertz catches us up on why his latest Objekt white label has been almost a decade in the making
Braxe & Falcon – Cousins and collaborators Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon on the creation of their first EP
Machinedrum – The innovative US producer on mixing his latest TStewart album in Dolby Atmos
Wordcolour – Nicholas Worrell on the detailed sound design and collaborations behind his immaculate new album
Classic Album – Orbital the UK rave icons guide us through the making of In Sides, track-by-track
DJ Like… JFB – We catch up with the DMC champion to pick his brains on scratch skills, mixing gear and his career so far, live from Brighton Music Conference
Understanding sub bass – Create, monitor and mix those all-important low frequencies that can make or break your next dance track
Producer’s Guide – We demystify the notoriously esoteric sequencing workflow of the iconic Roland TB-303 (and its many clones)
Roland Aira Compact Series
Soma Labs Rumble of Ancient Times
Novation Launchkey 88
Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre
Moog Etherwave Theremin
Longterm test: Korg Minilogue
Minimal Melodies – Synth lines that keep things small and simple. Give your next track an earworm hook without overloading the mix. Keep it minimal!
Sidechain Tools – From pumping synth rhythms to pulsated reverbs, out-there gating effects and beyond, we push sidechaining to the extremes.
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