from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Audible sounds below 90 Hz and extending downward to the lowest frequencies humans can hear, typically 20 Hz.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The deepest pedal stop, or the lowest tones of an organ; the fundamental or ground bass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In organ-building, a pedal stop resembling either the open or the stopped diapason, and of 16- or 32-feet tone. Also called subbourdon.
Musical director Matt Robertson, meanwhile, orchestrates digitals and unleashes penetrating sub-bass, while eight giant flat-screen TVs play out themed visual accompaniments to each track.
You think of two guys with studio tans putting together disgusting, deep dark synth and sub-bass.
Yet SBTRKT's use of space rather than sub-bass shows he at least understands what was so special about early dubstep.
SPL used modeling programs to anticipate sound absorption by the crowd and tacked on an additional channel of sub-bass frequency to the MediaMatrix system to help fill out the theatre.
Though he came over as the London-borne prince of dubstep, a club sound known for refracted rhythms and sculpted sub-bass frequencies, Mr. Blake has softened up and slowed down on stage, adapting to a new kind of digital singer-songwriter mode.
It's not a simple matter of preferring the songs with tunes – Story to Be Told is as disorientating and uncommercial as anything here, but there's a bracing vitality about its atonal vocal samples and sub-bass frequencies entirely absent from, say, Teqkilla's enervating din.
If making post-grime dance music worked for MCs like Dizzee Rascal, it looks set to lead to a payday for three men surely deafened by service to sub-bass.
Tracks such as Mr Oizo's "Flat Beat", meanwhile, introduced whumping sub-bass into chart discourse in 1999.
The sub-bass reconfigures everything around it, and the effect is both hypnotic and obscurely threatening.
It is only fitting that Trentemøller would team up with Bug and the label, as his sound is minimal, yet funky and dark, heavy with menacing synths, and deep, deep sub-bass, yet always melodic and pretty in the same songs.
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