Re­design­ing and po­si­tion­ing the bass

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As part of his con­tri­bu­tion to Rude­boy, Dom brought some se­ri­ous sub-bass ac­tion into play cour­tesy of Pro­ducer Sounds’ 808 War­fare in­stru­ment. “I did some 808 work – the bass was a dif­fer­ent sound when it came to me, and I just felt like it needed to have this ‘rounded’ kind of club sound to it. There’s a low one, which is mono, and then a high one with a bit of a spread on it. I avoid putting spread­ers on any­thing be­low 2-300Hz as it can lead to prob­lems in the mix, so I kept the low one mono and the high one wide.

“That’s a good trick when things end up on the ra­dio,” he con­tin­ues. “Most peo­ple are lis­ten­ing through a small speaker or their phone, and if you’re just deal­ing with subs, they won’t hear it. So if you have an oc­tave up in your bass – not nec­es­sar­ily very loud – you’ll feel the melody of the bassline, even on a small speaker. We kept that in mind.”

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