I don’t think UKF are alway right, but if they say that, and everybody else talking about how sub bass should sound say that, there’s a reason.
UKF have some pretty cool tutorials and they helped me alot when i started but i never take any advice like they where sacred words.
I feel like a lot of people are listening to music on like $5 headphones or on their phones lately. A surprising amount of speakers do not go below ~50 htz. Hell I had a pair that I tested and didn’t go below 100
some mastering can do some crazy shit and pull up transients or similar so it seems like the harmonic part of the sub is more available in the mids - but tbh I dont think that method is clear. I’m not sure the producer could hit that spot in all his tracks or that methology is the same in every case.
It’s more just positive happenstance in a context of sounds I think. Dunno.
the reason is that they strive for a homogenised sound. they see their peers/friends/idols doing X in every track and therefore X becomes the way that things should be done.
technically a phasing sub is a bad idea, and you should probably pay more attention to the technicalities when making dubstep rather than say, hip hop. but at the end of the day a big tune is a big tune.
The reason they recommended this is that most club sound systems are in mono. This means that if you have a sub which isn’t perfectly mono-ed in a stereo recording you’re going to have major issues with it when it gets summed to mono. In that context, phasing can do a real ton of harm, but if your track was made with the intention of listening rather than club play then there’s no real problem.
I agree this and vinyl are the things to be concerned with. Otherwise experiment all you want, but make sure you test the mix in a mono setting to avoid any nasty surprises. If not planning on cutting it to a plate then that doesn’t matter.
I still would avoid doing it at all personally but it might fit a particular tune. Honestly if I heard it on a random everyday dubstep tune I would probably think the person fucked up (not counting obviously experimental stuff).