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    Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    Trying to write a bassline but its difficult as i dont understand music theory, i dont know which notes to play, which octaves to use, whether i should be using full notes, half notes.....etc

    Can anyone point me in the direction of some simple patterns on a piano roll which i could get some ideas from?

    cheers

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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    just play around bro... i'm shit at musical theory, i just go by ear

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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...


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    ISH obviously theres some LFO modulation etc on the synth/bass he uses to make it sound exactly like that, but u get the idea

    Edit: its at 175 too, don't be lied to by chemical.
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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    yeh, best thing to do is play around as much as possible

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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    Quote Originally Posted by richie_stix View Post
    just play around bro... i'm shit at musical theory, i just go by ear
    This man, use your ears. if it sounds right, then it probably is. if you stick to rules then your more likely to just come up with something thats already been used a million times


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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    Quote Originally Posted by Thin and crispy View Post

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    ISH obviously theres some LFO modulation etc on the synth/bass he uses to make it sound exactly like that, but u get the idea

    Edit: its at 175 too, don't be lied to by chemical.
    Cheers for this mate, nice one!

    Although i cant tell from that screenshot, but is that melody across 1 or 4 bars?

    And do most producers also write their bass in the 1st and 2nd octave, like in your screenshot?

    cheers
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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    Quote Originally Posted by mr meh View Post
    Cheers for this mate, nice one!

    Although i cant tell from that screenshot, but is that melody across 1 or 4 bars?

    And do most producers also write their bass in the 2nd octave, like in your screenshot?

    cheers
    2 bars, standard pretty much

    and depends really on how the synth is put together (octave)

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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    thats 4 bars that richie, the big thick white lines r the bars, sorry for not including them.
    (first 2 notes in the first bar, 3 notes in the second bar, long note in the 3rd bar, the 3 trail notes (optional) in the fourth)

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    Re: Looking for some simple bassline patterns on a piano roll please...

    bump. i'm interested in it too

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