Drum & Bass Hollow Bassline NI Massive

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  1. JRC

    JRC New Member

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    Hey guys, i'm in need of a little help to recreate a bassline i've been trying to nail for a while. It's one that's similar to the one used by logistics in eastern promise, chase and status in can't get enough, and DC Breaks in Halo!

    If anyone's got any idea how to do this in massive i'd appreciate the help!

    Cheers

    https://soundcloud.com/middle-man
    http://www.mixcloud.com/jonathan-campbell/
     
  2. Raptor's Den

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    Play with your synth! Effects, etc! There is really no way to tell you specifically how to make that! Just work with it, work with your magic and get your groove down as best as you can is all that matters! it all ties itself together brilliantly well my mate! And practice always more!
     
  3. LVB

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    @Raptor's Den, how can he play around if he doesn't know where to start?

    Anyway,
    try this: 1 square, on the effects channel, have a tele tube (dry/wet at 9 o' clock, drive at 10 o' clock) , and Chorus Ensemble with everything at 12 o' clock,
    add a lowpass filter and turn the resonance down to 9-10 and the rest at 12

    hope this helped you on the way mate, try reading a bit into sound design
     
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  4. Yukon

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    I took the liberty of attempting to recreate the logistics bass as I had the song on hand. I was able to get it about ~90-95% similar.

    Heres the comparison. My bass is at the first 16 bars, logistics' is at the next half.
    http://snd.sc/17cZK4V

    Also here's that patch https://www.dropbox.com/s/h63ldan126i16yf/eastern promise.nmsv

    Couldn't get it exactly the same because he obviously used some hybrid square which gives off a different harmonic. The frozen wavetable was the closest I could get.

    The fundamental trick to these basses are no secret though. Its generally one osc, normally a square pitched down 12 semitone and another osc with another wave form either pitched down 5, pitched up 7 or 19 semitones. (I think its called a power chord because its the root note with a 5th?)
    ^^ this part being of most importance as from my understanding, in doing this you give the bass that smooth harmonic tone.
     
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  5. Raptor's Den

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    LVB the way I learned was to press a key, listen, and play with every knob and see what it does thats what I mean play with it. Of course I know he doesnt know how. I could tell him right away how to do it and I even did... but play with it bro! practice practice practice.. i guess a better word besides play is learn.
     
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    Also forgot to mention that I also cut the bass at about 50-70Hz and put a standard sine sub underneath, bussed and compressed the bass and sub to glue dem beetchez.
     
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  7. LVB

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  8. JRC

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    Wow that's really helpful man thanks a lot!

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    Thanks a lot for the help mate, very handy