- I heard the sub-bass, but what is it?
- How do you make sub-bass?
- I want to easily get good sub-bass.
“Sub-bass” often heard in trap and hip hop.
How to make sub-bass, which is indispensable for popular music. And review sub-bass VST plugin.
Please refer to it and deepen your understanding of the sub-bass.
1. What does sub-bass mean?
Sub-bass refers to a bass that sounds with a heavy bass (frequency less than 60Hz).
When you hear bass, you tend to imagine the “bass” of the instrument, but if the sub bass sound does not have a pitch, it will sound like a long kick (bass drum).
Naturally, it can be made from a synthesizer, but it can also be made from the kick of Roland’s famous rhythm machine TR-808.
Here are some songs that use sub-bass.
Drake – Hotline Bling
James Blake – Limit To Your Love
This is a song that incorporates the sub bass as soon as it becomes popular, and the sub bass is used from 55 seconds.
2. How to make sub-bass (DAW : Ableton Live)
There are two ways to create a sub-bass.
Make from synthesizer
- Good analog synthesizer model
- One oscillator is enough
- Use sine waves
- Center around less than 60Hz
- Make monophonic
Let’s make with these points in mind.
Make from kick of TR-808
If you want to make from kicks, get a low and long TR-808 kick.
Put it in Sampler and adjust it with the tuner to the same key you pressed on the MIDI keyboard.
Don’t forget to set Voice to 1 and make it monophonic.
3. What is Producer Spot “X-Eight” ?
X-Eight is a sub-bass VST Plugin based on TR-808 developed by Producer Spot.
The price is 60 USD and a free version is also available.
You can make the sub bass yourself, but if you make it based on the TR-808, it may be difficult to get a good TR-808 sound. The TR-808 is a great sound that is hard to replace.
I am going to explain the advantages of Producer Spot “X-Eight” and how to use it. Please read the details below;
There are three advantages when using Producer Spot “X-Eight”
- Lots of 808 sub-bass available
- There is a free version
Lots of 808 sub bass available
There are over 1000 presets with effects such as EQ, Comp and Transient, So you can get many sub bases that can be used as they are.
If you want to make 1000 types of sub bass yourself, it is very difficult to make variations.
There is a free version
There is a free version, and you can get 88 presets there.
The paid version is cheap.
5. How to install Producer Spot “X-Eight”
Please refer to the Producer Spot official video below for how to load the plugin after downloading.
I will explain how to reflect X-Eight with DAW in 4 simple steps.
STEP 1. Extract the files
STEP 2. Move files to the plugin settings folder
Library → Audio → Plug-Ins → Components
Library → Audio → Plug-Ins → VST
STEP 3. Restart
Although the official video restarts, the plugin may be reflected without restarting.
STEP 4. Start DAW and check if the plugin is reflected
Sub-bass is indispensable for traps and hip hop, but it may be incorporated in rock and bands.
You can make it with a synthesizer, but you can also make it from Roland TR-808.
Please take a look at this article and incorporate the sub-bass into your music.
I hope this article is helpful for you.