I need 'where to go from here' bassline advice.

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  1. Kaz1983

    Kaz1983 Member

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    Here it is with a random beat in the background:

    http://soundcloud.com/user4375410/my-bass-2

    By itself :

    http://soundcloud.com/user4375410/my-bass


    Right now I'm stuck is trying to make it 'fit', so I can put a sub underneath it if need be and higher noises over the top. I need it to fit into it's own spectrum and not sound cloudy I suppose (I'm new to this), I can't add a sub or any higher noises without it effecting the bass if you get me and I want to try make my wahs/wubs more defined... I just need a bit of guidance.

    I hope that makes sense.

    Oh so you know I used 3xOsc.
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    its a nice icicle like tone you got there. as for what to do with it, go listen to icicle i guess
     
  3. Kaz1983

    Kaz1983 Member

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    Hey bro what do you mean go listen to icilce?
     
  4. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    don't like the stereo effect on it thats for sure... bass should be mono my man! other than that it's aiiiight, but nothing special... would need some svage drums to bring it to life in my opinion, as well as a high synth moving around over the top of it?
     
  5. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    icicle, the dnb artist whats done loads of nang tunes an that
     
  6. Kaz1983

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    Maybe that is most of the problem, I don't like that sound either just couldn't put my finger on it.

    As for the bassline itself, I like the feel of it but it I agree it does sound on the flat side.

    Cheers.
     
  7. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    thats right... keep working on it mate, you'll get there!
     
  8. Kaz1983

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    Stereo vs Mono

    http://www.bcae1.com/stermono.htm

    I learnt a fair bit reading that, it explained the differences and shows diagrams. I know it's beginner stuff and have read that using mono is the way to go but haven't understood why until now. I dunno why but I thought was using mono was only really important if your pressing vynil...
     
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  9. Dimension

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    if u wana get the sub gelled in, route the low end of your kick to the same bus as the sub bass n compress slightly n keep tweaking till the sub ducks with the kick
     
  10. Frankie4Fingers

    Frankie4Fingers Hitman

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    You're using VST's. I use reason but the theory is the same.

    What it sounds like to me, is that you want to isolate frequencies. For example, if i wanted to use that synth sample, I'd cut off anything below 100khz with an EQ, and leave your sub bass somewhere between 30khz to 100khz. Keep in mind your drum kick will probably end up around 70khz. It's all about what kind of sound you prefer. Mess with the EQ, but the easiest way to 'uncloud' sound is to designate your synth and drum frequencies.

    Off the subject a little bit, I'd also say watch you're compression on the sub track. Track mastering should take care of the sub if it's too loud. Compressing the sub before the mastering will drown it out.

    hope that helps.
     
  11. Kaz1983

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    Yeah your spot on.

    I'm struggling trying to get every sound having their own frequency without losing too much.

    Yesterday I had a baseline that I cut everything below 200 hrz and it's a sample that has been chopped up, streched in places, then re-sampled* many times. Since I eq'ed it, it's lost it impact, punch. I have a sub at 70 hrz under the bass and that helps but the baseline still sounds 'empty' .. Should I layer it with another similar type of bass but one that has punch? * I have feeling I didn't eq it correctly before I went to re-sampled it, maybe that is the problem?
     
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