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Six Step Tips For Awesome Sounding 808 Today

Aug 13, 2020 by rareformdome - 2 Comments

Below is a brief video and info slide designed by @luicumari covering our six step tips for awesome sounding 808’s today.

The purpose of this image is to display a slide of six step tips for awesome sounding 808's today.

Six Steps For Awesome Sounding 808 Kick Drums

A lot of popular music today use big sounding 808 bass drums in the low end of the frequency spectrum. Humans are most sensitive to sound frequencies 20 Hz – 20,000 kHz.

Fun Awesome Sounding 808 Fact About Fish

The purpose of this image is to display a image of fish in the water

According to Magnus Wahlberg and Håkan Westerberg in their  journal article titled Hearing in fish and their reactions to sounds from offshore wind farms they present a fun fact. They state, “Fishes are mainly sensitive to sound of frequencies below 0.5 to 1 kHz, and they can hear lower frequencies than humans (so called ‘infrasound’).”

We found that piece of information to be super facisnating because 808 Kick Drums are a low end frequency.



So that means it is a sound that fish can hear. Isn’t that cool? Let us know in the comment section of any other animals you are aware of that can hear low end frequencies. Let’s get a nice list going .

Getting back to awesome sounding 808 drums. To the human ear, 808’s are most recognizable 30 Hz – 200 Hz.

If we can hear from 20 Hz – 20,000 kHz  then we want our bass to occupy the low end of the frequency range. Following the below six easy to apply tips today for rounder, phater, punchier 808 kick bass drums.

  • USING THE THOR DEVICE SELECT THE 808 BD. THIS IS IN THE PERCUSSION FOLDER UNDER BASS DRUMS.
  • NEXT WE’LL CLICK SHOW IN SPECTRUM EQ WINDOW. THEN CLICK LPF, HPF, EQ ON, E MODE, HF BELL, LF BELL.
    The purpose of this image is to display a spectrum eq for awesome sounding 808's today.
  • DIAL THE HPF BACK TO 47.4 Hz. DIAL THE LPF BACKTO 100 Hz.
  • DIAL THE LOW FREQ EQ TO 63.9 Hz THEN DECREASE THE GAIN BY – 7.94 dB. DIAL THE LOW MID FREQ EQ TO 200 Hz THEN DECREASE THE GAIN BY -19.37 dB.
  • DIAL THE HIGH MID FREQ EQ TO 600 Hz THEN INCREASE THE GAIN BY 7.94 dB. DIAL THE HIGH FREQ EQ TO 1.50 kHz.THEN DECREASE THE GAIN BY -20.32 dB.
  • REVIEW/PREVIEW YOUR PERFECT SOUNDING 808’s. TIGHT WORK!

 

Annotated References

Wahlberg, Magnus, and Håkan Westerberg. “Hearing in Fish and Their Reactions to Sounds from Offshore Wind Farms.” Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 288, 2005, pp. 295–309. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/24867983. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

We used this reference because the authors specifically describes the frequency range that fish are most sensitive to. The frequency range fish are sensitive to is in the low end of the sound spectrum. Our paper is about 808 kick drums that occupy the low end of the sound spectrum.

Have a super day in the land of the living. Thanks a ton for stoping by and reading. Peace in.

 



Comments

William Adams

Great content. this is a super comprehensive guide to 808’s. Highly recommend.

August 13th, 2020

rareformdome

Thanks a ton for stopping by. Peace in.

October 15th, 2020

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