Dual sub basslines
As the intro develops, various synths and sampled sounds join in with the chords, and the bassline kicks off, underpinned by two sub layers.
In that new section they’ve added the bass and sub part. “We always have a sub part in our tracks,” says Ian, “Coming from that club background. It gives that nice bottom end. And in this particular project, we layered two different subs. This one is just giving attack and a bit of punch. You can hear we’ve taken the low end out of it, to get the ‘knock’. That’s sitting on top of our main sub, which is an 808.
“We’ve done some parallel distortion – just a Logic Amp Designer with an EQ. We’ve taken out the low end and top end on the amp, and we send the 808 to that – just a tiny bit. It enhances the harmonics of the 808, brings it out more in the mix and gives it a little bit more attitude.”