Sinestepper wrote:I wasn't. I just said I would never overdrive a pure sine sub. That's not an anything production technique. Im all for putting distortion on things sure, but not on the sub 100hz frequencies.
But yep, lets all have a big gay man hug.
well maybe you should try it.
a sine wave has no harmonics, only the fundamental, so in order to add warmth/power and to allow subs to really hit hard on big systems (and be heard more clearly on smaller ones), harmonics need to be introduced. This is a standard production technique tbh.
I usually introduce harmonics on the drive control on the filter section, then LPF, rather than using an overdrive plug - though I've done that in quite a few tracks too.