The problem with club bass is that it’s hard to find outside of a club. Similarly, it can be hard to monitor bass if you’re a DJ in a noisy enviroment, again, like a club. Hence, the SubPac is here to solve all your problems.
Feel The Bass
The idea, of course, is that you can feel the bass instead of hear it. That’s important because while people may love bass response, it can be absolute hell on your ears; it’s not uncommon, when mixing bass-heavy songs, for producers and DJ to suffer fatigue. It’s that exhausting for your brain to keep up, and it can also be hard to properly mix the low-end with some songs. Which is why feeling the bass is a much better idea.
Strap A Bass To Your Chest
It’s actually pretty simple, in design. First, the music and mix is run to a processor box you can keep on your belt, strap to a chair, or otherwise locate conveniently. Then just place the SubPac on your back, with the M1, or in a chair or wherever else you want to feel the frequencies with the S1 version, and get to work. It generally lasts eight hours on a charge, generally more than enough for your average club night or mixing session.
Also, this can help preserve your hearing, which, needless to say, is a big bonus for people who rely on being able to hear things for a career. And it’s surprisingly reasonable, as well: The S1, which is for chair and general back use, and M1, which comes in a backpack form factor for DJs, are just $350 each, which is quite a lot better than buying a massive pair of monitors. And also a lot less deafening, in the long run.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.