Obviously, as the name suggests, the main ingredient of a nice distorted bass drum is some kind of distortion… but i’ve been hearing a lot of really cool distorted BD’s that sound as though they’ve had some other type of processing, they sounds really heavy. Almost like a really heavy downtuned guitar… I was wondering what your methods for creating nice BD sounds like this are? I’ve tried a few filters which seem to give ok results… but maybe there’s something else.
Could be a guitar amp effect, maybe try Voxengo Boogex or FreeAmp 2 and layer it with another one.
FreeAmp 2 looks VERY interesting indeed!