Bass Boosting help.

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Re: Bass Boosting help.

Permanent link to this post Posted by zack5 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:58 pm

Bump.

I realized that from using Audacity's "Bass and Treble" alone, it reduces the volume when bass comes in. What should I do to fix this? Thanks. I am only changing the bass; level is 0, treble is also 0
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Re: Bass Boosting help.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:49 am

zack5 wrote:Sorry to say, but that isn't exactly what I was trying to get. I'm asking about raising the volume without affecting any part of the bass at all...

If you boost the bass, then raise the volume of everything but the bass, you'll be back at square-one : it will then be the same as before you boosted the bass.

A real-time equalizer plugin may be of use for you to experiment with.
You can get one here ... viewtopic.php?p=282267#p282267
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Re: Bass Boosting help.

Permanent link to this post Posted by zack5 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:49 pm

Trebor wrote:A real-time equalizer plugin may be of use for you to experiment with.
You can get one here ... viewtopic.php?p=282267#p282267


Which settings exactly do I mess around with? Sorry, I'm a bit new to this.
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Re: Bass Boosting help.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:05 am

zack5 wrote:
Trebor wrote:A real-time equalizer plugin may be of use for you to experiment with.
You can get one here ... viewtopic.php?p=282267#p282267

Which settings exactly do I mess around with? Sorry, I'm a bit new to this.

Move a slider and listen to hear it's effect, (no need to press "Preview" like Audacity's native equalizer).
If you don't like what you hear, slide it back to where it was, or try some of the pre-sets ...

Demo of Voxengo GEQ equalzer in Audacity 2-1-3.gif
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The bass-frequencies are on the Left (<200Hz) the treble is on the right (>2kHz)
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Re: Bass Boosting help.

Permanent link to this post Posted by zack5 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:15 am

Bump. (I don't know if I'm breaking the rules because it's been a month, I apologize)

How can I create bass that vibrates my headphones, while sustaining the original volume of the song? The method I used involved boosting the bass by a high amount of decibels to create that vibrating bass feeling, which drowned out the other parts of the song.
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Re: Bass Boosting help.

Permanent link to this post Posted by DVDdoug » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:43 pm

Sorry to say, but that isn't exactly what I was trying to get. I'm asking about raising the volume without affecting any part of the bass at all. Thank you for your effort though.
That's not what you asked for before. Raising the volume without affecting the bass is easy... If you have headroom... Use the Amplify effect. But if file is already normalized (maximized), you can't boost anything digitally without clipping or compressing, and those things change the quality/character of the sound. Of course, you can go louder in analog with a higher-power amplifier.

How can I create bass that vibrates my headphones, while sustaining the original volume of the song? The method I used involved boosting the bass by a high amount of decibels to create that vibrating bass feeling, which drowned out the other parts of the song.
Again, you need headroom. You can create headroom by lowering the overall volume (before or after boosting the bass, but always before exporting). Then of course, you can re-boost the volume on "the analog side" if your headphone amp has enough power/analog headroom.

EQ (or bass boost) can only boost what's already there. If there are no bass notes, or no deep-bass notes you're boosting "nothing". You can look for a "sub-bass synthesizer" which generates new lower bass from the existing bass. And again, you're going to need some headroom if you are going to boost anything. (I don't have a plug-in, but I have a hardware bass synthesizer on my subwoofers in my living room.)

The trick to boosting the volume or bass without headroom is (dynamic) compression. And, you may, or may-not, like what compression does to the sound.

I'm going to guess the following would make you happy -
1. Bass boost and maybe some additional synthesized bass. (You will have to reduce the overall digital-volume to make room for this boosted/added sound.)
2. Bass compression (or limiting) for constantly-loud bass, and maybe some overall compression/limiting.
3. A "louder" headphone amp and/or "louder" more-sensitive headphones, since you're going to have to lower the overall digital volume to make room for the added bass .
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