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I guess I don't know the real term for it, but in a lot of hardcore music they have what I call "bass drops". Those of you that have subs know what I'm talking about. For instance, Job for a Cowboy (yes, flame away...) and The Acacia Strain use them. They're just parts in the song where a nice bass tone starts at a certain note and then descends to a really low note that rumbles everything.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knows the technical name for that and possibly how to make one in FL Studio.

Thanks for any info.

-ironman316
#2
I still dont know what you're talking about. Can you give a specific time section in a song?
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#4
get out some big subs and listen to entombment of a machine by job for a cowboy and i believe there's at least 6 of them. it's just like dooooooooooooooooooooooooo with each "o" going lower.
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get out some big subs and listen to entombment of a machine by job for a cowboy and i believe there's at least 6 of them. it's just like dooooooooooooooooooooooooo with each "o" going lower.

I know exactly what you are talking about. A Plea For Purging uses them too. If I'm not mistaken, their drummer had a pad he would hit to do it.
#8
nah, what ive always known as a bass drop is where the band is playing while the low frequenies on the EQ are dropped and the mid, high mid, and high are all you can here so its basically just trebly sounding drums and trebly sounding guitars for example the intro of the guns up song you break, its usualy used as an intro like in that song where its just a copy and paste job of the following intro riffs, so these bass drop intro usually come last even though they are at the begining of the song. Thats what a few studios ive been to has called them to, but correct me if im wrong. Bury your dead use them a fair bit too.
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#11
It's just a sub bass sample triggered at a certain point, never heard it done live.

A real bass drop is when the bass comes in in Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Reggae & some Techno and Hip-Hop.
#12
ion dissonance's drummer ha ssome kind of weird machine he hits when he does those...it was some kind of an electronic box/pad thing..on a stand..i did a thread on this at one point..i dont know the correct terminology for what this thing is either..id like to put them into songs
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#13
yeah now hat every one has refreshed my memory:

it is the Ibanez 808 bass drum sample, I believe they edit the midi then put it on a trigger for live use. E.g all shall perish had a pad that they sound tested.

My friend has an electric drum kit for practicing at night and he has the Ibanez 808 setup on there and the bass sample sound just like what you are talking about, only more compact
#14
^ Except it's a Roland TR-808. The official drum machine of old school hip-hop and industrial.
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#16
^ Yeah, the Ibanez product with 808 in the name is a version of Tube Screamer.
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#18
OK well I finally figured out how to do it in Adobe Audition.

You guys are right on on the definition though.

Basically if you go into Audition, up on the top menu is one called Generate. Click on tones and then in that window, uncheck "lock to these settings only" up in the top left, then set your base frequency at 75 or so, then click on the final settings tab up at the top, and set the base frequency at like 1. Then at the bottom it will say "Duration". If you're putting it in a song, 3-5 seconds is good.

Then hit either "Preview" or "OK" and there you have a Bass Drop or Bass Boom, or Sub Bass drop or whatever you want to call it. =]
#19
The term you all are looking for is "sub hit", sometimes referred to as a "bass hit" since some of them can be heard in cars or stereo systems without any significant sub-woofers.

A **** load of bands use them, but they definitely add alot to a live show.
#21
Along with just about every other metalcore/deathcore band that has released something in the last year.

Hell.. even Comeback Kid has them on their new album.
#22
set your goals has a bass boom in one of their songs i forget though
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#24
Every song, all the time.
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OK well I finally figured out how to do it in Adobe Audition.

You guys are right on on the definition though.

Basically if you go into Audition, up on the top menu is one called Generate. Click on tones and then in that window, uncheck "lock to these settings only" up in the top left, then set your base frequency at 75 or so, then click on the final settings tab up at the top, and set the base frequency at like 1. Then at the bottom it will say "Duration". If you're putting it in a song, 3-5 seconds is good.

Then hit either "Preview" or "OK" and there you have a Bass Drop or Bass Boom, or Sub Bass drop or whatever you want to call it. =]


tried this the other night..works perfectly
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#26
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Which songs and when?


most acacia strain has just bass booms, not drops. which are still awesome. lol

angry mob justice has some i think. i forget where.
#27
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Thats what those are?

The Devil Wears Prada has implemented that.


tdwp does use them in their new album"plauges" my favorite is when they use it in dont dink and drance at the start of the breakdown.

but i dont think they use them live. they might but im not sure.

blessthefall usess them live(alot), matt has a roland sample pad.
he also uses it to do the intros like to a message to the unknown he uses it at every show.
#28
emmure uses the **** out of bass drops....
i always liked hearing them on songs, but they sound so amazing when a band uses them live.
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set your goals has a bass boom in one of their songs i forget though


i believe there is one "goonies never say die"

i could be wrong
#32
any easy way to do this using audacity?
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When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#33
There is a band called Bleeding From Within that has like 3 in ever ****ing song.
Gets really annoying, but i imagine it would sound insane live.
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I was able to find an 80MB zip file of ridiculous bass drops to put into songs, that I've been saving for a year now. I just keep waiting, and waiting.


think you could send me some of that? lol. i really want to use one on this song im recording
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When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#36
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I was able to find an 80MB zip file of ridiculous bass drops to put into songs, that I've been saving for a year now. I just keep waiting, and waiting.


80 ****ing megs?
how many bass drops are there?
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Necrophagist how could all you n00bs forget the best german metalcore band ever. i think theyre tech metalcore tho or sumfin
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Woops, not 80MB. 12MB. Haha. But there are 110+ different ones. Here you go: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OLVMZS28


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