Making The Chorus Bigger: Use A Subhit

Roland TR-808.jpgIn our new series Making The Chorus Bigger we will examine numerous
ways to get your chorus to get to the size you want it to be. We will
examine the many tricks that can be utilized to make this happen.

One of the modern tricks for making a chorus bigger is the use of a sub hit. This is often referred to as an 808 hit, sub, or bass drop. These became very popular in late nineties in Drum N’ Bass and Jungle music. They are now employed in much modern pop music. The idea is to take a very low, sustained bass hit in as low an octave as possible and put it on the one of the chorus to make it explode. To hear examples of this trick listen to these songs:

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