Bass punch and tone

Discussion in 'Production' started by D-Jhepz, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. D-Jhepz

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    I have quite a solid bass stab... very full and deep really shakes the room... now how to i had that punch and more so a bit of tone... preferably layered over as i dont wanna lose the initial dynamic but pitching it and playing around more with it?
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Exactly how you said......Layer another sound over the top of it, with a sharp attack to give it the punch!
     
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    well duhhh... i was hoping for some specifics on personal experience i could try out and see what works
     
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    Recently I've started using a transient shaper on bass stabs to give them that extra punch.
     
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    Want me to make it for you while I'm here?

    Seriously tho....We cant give you exact rules on a subject so vague. You want punch right? but what actual sound are you after? gritty, raspy.....hollow.......smooth? the list goes on. Like I said , try a sound with a quick attack on the ADSR. Maybe try adding some saturation to it in the FX chain, or a little overdrive?
     
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    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    Put a really short pitch glide at the start of the sound like up an octave or 2- find the balance where you get a nice thump without hearing the actual change in pitch
     
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    thats fair enough i was just wondering like some ideas... the punch i kinda do have... its the tone im more so after so its not just bass



    this is that bass im talking about the one that comes in at 0.44... i sent it to highpassed buss and added a bit of bitcrusher to get that growl but when i try pitching it up it loses its dynamic :/
     
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    I'd try layering a lowpassed square wave with a small amount of resonance over the initial sine sub layer to achieve that sound