Making 808 Sub Bass Hit Harder in FL Studio (Step by Step Tutorial)

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Making 808 sub/bass Hit Harder in FL Studio
Making 808 sub/bass Hit Harder in FL Studio

This is a full step by step tutorial on making 808 sub bass hit harder in FL studio a full step by step tutorial created by produce buzz. (by Pav Beatz)

There are many ways to make the 808 sub-bass hit harder in FL studio, the first thing that you will need to do is add

1. Add Fruity Parametric EQ 2 to your 808 Sample (in the channel effect slot), set your 2nd band to be around 70 to 74Hz range @10%, then 3rd band on the EQ move it down to 246Hz at 10%, 4th Band move down to 632Hz at 10%, keep other bands as default. This will give you 808 Sub or 808 Bass a bit of power kick and it will hit harder on the impact!

Add parametric 2 EQ to your 808 sub or 808 bass
Add parametric 2 EQ to your 808 sub or 808 bass

 

2. Clone your 808 Sub/Bass, so you will now have 2 of the same 808 sub bass on your channel rack.

Clone your 808 Sub/Bass
Clone your 808 Sub/Bass

 

3. Then copy and paste the same pattern sequence down to your newly cloned 808 sub/bass (you should shave 2 of the same sequences, remember if you update 1 sequence always make sure to update the second sequence all the time.

you should have 2 of the same patterns on 2 channels
you should have 2 of the same patterns on 2 channels

 

4. We will now move the cloned 808 sub-bass down to the new effects channel, to do this, simply click on the 808 and drag up or down on the effect channel tab (located at top right corner of the settings tab), this way we can split the audio left and right. (The first sample will be located to channel effects 5 for example and 2nd sub will be located to channel effects 6)

5. We will now add fruity soft clipper to channel effect 5. (Chanel effects 6 should still be empty at this point)

add fruity soft clipper to channel effect
add fruity soft clipper to channel effect

 

6. Add fruity fast dist (distortion) to channel effect 5. now set your % on the mix knob down to 40%, You can play around with this figure, the more % you add the more distorted the sub/bass will sound. (change accordingly to your preference, as all 808/trap beats, will use diff amount of % on the mix levels)

Add fruity fast dist (distortion)
Add fruity fast dist (distortion)

 

7. Now you will be able to save your mixer track state, right-click on channel mixer 5, (we used mixer 5 as am an example, this will be your main first channel mixer, which should have EQ2, fruity soft clipper, and fruity distortion on it, if not go back and look at tutorial again, you need to make sure you add all 3 to your main 808 subs/bass), then select “file” and “save mixer track state”. you will need to name your preset, name it something like “808 sub punch/kick” so you can easily identify this for any future use.

Save your mixer track state
Save your mixer track state

 

7. Now we will be selecting and importing the 2nd 808 bass channel effect which you should have as an empty mixer track state, we used channel 6 as an example, we will right-click on this empty channel mixer, then select “file” then click on “open mixer track state”, simply select the preset you have just saved earlier. You should see all the same effect loaded to your channel mixer.

open your mixer track state
open your mixer track state

 

8. Both Channel mixer states should now have the same effects added as shown below.

both mixer channel states should now have same effects
both mixer channel states should now have the same effects

 

9. We will no separate both effects channels to pan the 808 sub-bass to the left and right at 70%, just as shown below. Simply click inside the volume panning area and separate 70% to left on channel 5 and 70% to the right on channel 6. (If you have used a different effect channel numbers, then apply accordingly). You should now see your 808 subs have more power, more punch. You can now play around with the amounts of fruity distortion to meet your 808 bass output requirements, also don’t forget to move the volume/velocity up/down to meet your desired output 808 sub-bass gain.

separate both effects channels to pan left and right at 70%
separate both effects channels to pan left and right at 70%

This is how you make the 808 sub-bass hit much harder in fl studio, we hope you guys enjoyed this step by step guide, please don’t forget to follow us on youtube for more great tutorials, tips, and downloads/presets. https://www.youtube.com/user/PAVMusicProduction

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