ABLETON USERS can you make a nice bassline just using ableton live i been going at it for a while and i cant get the bassline i want , or do all of you use massive for basslines i use simpler for my basslines ???
Do you have the native synths that come in Abe, as Dexter mentioned? If so you should be good to go with Simpler or Sampler.
Personally though, I use the Virus to create the sound and then bring it into a sampler. But I tend to prefer the Emu X3 at the minute, as it gives me a lot more control over my samples. But that's just me...A lot of people are using Kontact as their main sampler.
I only use Abletons synths now, they are PHAT, you can easily create a Massive style instrument if you understand grouping and routing properly (Stack up a few Operators/Analogs and FX), theres no need for VST's anymore, even Massive.....and its way more powerful, imagine having 8 sidechained Filters across 8 diffrent OSC's, YUUUMMMMMM sex wee etc
Speaking of Operator and even though I own Ableton...I never actually purchased any of their native synths. Most of the time I just use my Virus, (I've kinda' gone off Massive to be honest) but I think I'll pick up a copy of Operator at some point, as I really it's sound and you can do with it - Best of both worlds.