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    [–] Do producers deliberately write deep, dissonant sub bass notes in their tracks that are intended to only be heard live? MightBeDementia 1 points ago in edmproduction

    So it could be less of this sub synth thing, and more that when the song is played on the club systems, the sub harmonics it produces are what sounds dissonant

    [–] Do producers deliberately write deep, dissonant sub bass notes in their tracks that are intended to only be heard live? MightBeDementia 2 points ago in edmproduction

    Considering the producers I've experienced this with include Lane 8 and Eric Prydz I would definitely err on the side of INTENTIONAL! Thanks for explaining, it's nice to know there is an actual reason why itd be hard to get those vibrations without a really good system!

    [–] Do producers deliberately write deep, dissonant sub bass notes in their tracks that are intended to only be heard live? MightBeDementia 5 points ago in edmproduction

    So essentially the occasional "out of key" bass note that I'm hearing is really the result of not quite perfect production and/or a not quite perfectly setup sound system? And when I say not quite perfect I mean, it can be basically god-tier but there can exist a few low-end harmonics that the producer overlooked or "settled" for since those frequencies won't be noticed on the majority of systems?

    So essentially, it's a flaw and not intentional?

    [–] Do producers deliberately write deep, dissonant sub bass notes in their tracks that are intended to only be heard live? MightBeDementia 8 points ago in edmproduction

    Yes I understand this which is why I started my post stating that. I'm trying to understand it on a more specific level in the context of producers utilizing that on purpose

    [–] Do producers deliberately write deep, dissonant sub bass notes in their tracks that are intended to only be heard live? MightBeDementia 2 points ago in edmproduction

    I consider live listening to it on a proper sound system you would see at good clubs/festivals.

    My system definitely isn't able to replicate them (my JBL's are great but I don't have a sub so that would explain that). But my question mainly is this, if these producers are writing parts that are only heard on an extremely small subset of systems, are they writing those parts in intentionally or is it kind of a happy accident

    [–] Do producers deliberately write deep, dissonant sub bass notes in their tracks that are intended to only be heard live? MightBeDementia 1 points ago in edmproduction

    Yeah that's what I was thinking, but if it's a byproduct that seems to be more of a flaw than artistic taste if the speakers are producing different sounds than they should.