Best Bass Demo Albums or Tracks

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Jazz Variants by O-Zone Percussion Group - be careful, as at a decent volume, this will draw over 800W from your amps!!
 

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the original on Nemperor is the one to get
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Jazz Variants by O-Zone Percussion Group - be careful, as at a decent volume, this will draw over 800W from your amps!!
Well that depends on the speakers ;)
 

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"Let's Work" Prince

 
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"Never Too Much" from the late Luther Vandross' debut LP has a great bass line

 
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Only Deadmae5 track I like incredible bass
Seeya

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Thanks everyone! I've bought a number of discs recommended in this thread!

Now, I am trying to dial in my sub towers. I've done my test tone CD which has individual test tone tracks from 40 hz all the way down to 15 hz, but they can only take one so far.

Are there any recordings covering 40hz to sub 20hz that might help me fine tune this further?
Its ok if there is other instruments involved. Perhaps I'm wrong, but don't think that recordings with just upright bass, or just organ do the trick.
Perhaps more organ, upright bass and drums ala Patricia Barber's Companion?

Since, I haven't bought every track/album recommended in this thread, a subset of the previous recommendations would be totally onside.
 
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Thanks everyone! I've bought a number of discs recommended in this thread!

Now, I am trying to dial in my sub towers. I've done my test tone CD which has individual test tone tracks from 40 hz all the way down to 15 hz, but they can only take one so far.

Are there any recordings covering 40hz to sub 20hz that might help me fine tune this further?
Its ok if there is other instruments involved. Perhaps I'm wrong, but don't think that recordings with just upright bass, or just organ do the trick.
Perhaps more organ, upright bass and drums ala Patricia Barber's Companion?

Since, I haven't bought every track/album recommended in this thread, a subset of the previous recommendations would be totally onside.

While not directly instructing of what the end goal is, if you've been playing with test tone tracks, pick up a MiniDSP UMIK-1, a mic stand, and download the free REW and make the process much easier and more useful. MiniDSP has some great application notes online. Setting up a stereo output signal from a laptop is a relatively simple matter, and the insight you can gain to the adjustments you are making can be significant. Being able to better see what sort of changes are happening at your seat from adjustments you are making can help you determine what settings you want to compare with the many great tracks in this thread to determine your final preference.
 
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Thanks everyone! I've bought a number of discs recommended in this thread!

Now, I am trying to dial in my sub towers. I've done my test tone CD which has individual test tone tracks from 40 hz all the way down to 15 hz, but they can only take one so far.

Are there any recordings covering 40hz to sub 20hz that might help me fine tune this further?
Its ok if there is other instruments involved. Perhaps I'm wrong, but don't think that recordings with just upright bass, or just organ do the trick.
Perhaps more organ, upright bass and drums ala Patricia Barber's Companion?

Since, I haven't bought every track/album recommended in this thread, a subset of the previous recommendations would be totally onside.

if you want one song to dial in your deep bsss I can tell you I’ve played it a 1000 times to dial in my bass

Welcome To My World by Depeche Mofe. The first minute of the song is all you need
You Tube video doesn’t do it justice

 
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