Distorted Minds basslines

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  1. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    So, T-10 style basslines, how are they done?

    I've been messing around with some synths for a while now and I can't get it to sound similar.

    ..and please don't just say, it's all about LFO! (That's directed at the MC Ode)
     
  2. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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    it's all about the LFO!!!

    seriousley it is, m code is quite right :p
     
  3. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Yeh I gathered that now! What else.......
     
  4. phono

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    add some overdrive/distortion :lol:
     
  5. Reactor Grits

    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    any interesting bass sound can't do without some LFO imo :fag:
     
  6. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    More info please ;]
     
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    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    oh yea sorry :p
    link your filters and amplitude envelopes to LFO's and just fuck about; really sorry but it's just that simple. Add some EQ'ing, compression and a eventual chorus or reverb and preferably; try to make a double layered bassline; one with the high end and one with the lo for the absolute sub.

    wow, wicked smilie here :i_love_co
     
  8. Serum

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    Well if you have it at the ready while listening to this you'll see, here goes:

    Not sure which synth waveform does it best (probably saw wave) play around with this after getting the sound somewhere near right.
    You'll notice the filter starts off low then rises on the offbeat of every sound and there's one bass sound per beat (it's a low pass filter btw)
    You can use an LFO or just a filter envelope that starts off at the bottom then rises up in the middle of each beat to get that wahwah sound.
    Add distortion to this and mess around with the resonance of the filter (controlling how squelchy it sounds) and the level of distortion.

    When you distort you might wipe out some of the subs (the sine waves in the sample square off making it less bassy) so you can sort this out by using a bass boost plugin, and EQ to add bass or making another copy of the sound and taking all the high end out of one copy and all the low out of the other so the top end carries the distortion while the low end has maximum sub.

    Try those, I've heard a lot of producers make these noises on DOA and stuff so it shouldn't be too hard
     
  9. CoB

    CoB Pure Sanelessness

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    yeah, this is something i'm really trying to get as well, though nowhere near as distorted as theirs, but tbo all the ones that i've done and are clean sound really dicky, though i am using simsynth and such, so they arent that great a synths to work with, but i like twisted, and G dub's wowow basses better, cos they are clean, but still sound heavy.. also zens.. not that fond of the distorted minds version
     
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    why does a bandwagon come into my head?
     
  11. iamahistorian

    iamahistorian shithead

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    junglist plugin should be good for basses?
     
  12. Reactor Grits

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    the junglist plugin is made for basses dude
     
  13. iamahistorian

    iamahistorian shithead

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    isnt jarman getting a reesebass plugin made?
     
  14. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Is he? I thought he just rinses that EX thingy in Logic.
     
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    however, it surely sounds sweet :)
     
  16. Affliction

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    that EX thingy in logic is just a sampler ;)
     
  17. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Tell me how to make the bassline dammit! ;]
     
  18. kama

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    if LFO doesn't quite cut it, divide the signal in two: the other to a LP filter with a slow LFO and other to a HP with fast LFO...or vice versa or then add 10 LFO's or whatever... point is, LFO then LFO and another LFO. Maybe one more LFO still. too much can make the sound bibbly though... and a nice touch is also not to sync the lfo to midi signal or maybe even sample the bass so that the wow effect turns faster when the pitch goes up. lot of professionells use this as a boost.
     
  19. DOOBY SCOO

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    I Think a lot of folk get carried away with wave form manipulation when youll find alot of well known artists get there different sounds from alittle tweakin here & there & a lot of layering... i read an article where teebe uses at least 2-3 different syths to create the one sound ...layering different bass sounds pads etc.....i know twisted runs sounds through a guitar distortion plugin....imo.maybe ya should spend more time creating something new than recreating something youve heard
     
  20. Big_Basha

    Big_Basha STS/Caution

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    :withstupi Damn fuckin right!!!!! i just started messin around with fruity loops and logic, and after just a week or so of foolin with it and getting things worked out it seems like distorting a sound or adding effects will be rather simple, (that is unless your trying to copy someone elses sound)--------> seems a bit ridiculous to me... to each their own!!
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