Layers of bass

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  1. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Hi,

    I've been using reason for a few weeks now, and spent ages working on the drums, now I've got that sorted im trying to get good bass sounds

    I've been working on reeces and sub basses but if i use just one it sounds weak, and if i layer them up then it just sounds like a broken speaker

    I've also been resampling and equin' etc

    can anyone give me a quick run through of the layers and techniques to create a jump up hazardy sounding bass

    If you wanna hear how far i've got on the bass sounds, check the first tune on http://myspace.com/alexidnb
     
  2. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    btw I'm using reason
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    youre doing good mate. dont bother with hazardy sounding bass.
     
  4. Snaz

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    Mate im really feeling your sound!

    How are you getting your tracks to sound that warm and how are you creating those synth sounds?

    Iv added you on myspace

    Snaz
    www.myspace.com/snazrecordings
     
  5. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    cheers snaz,

    basically, I use reason, and most of the mellow tracks were when i was first startin out and it was easier than the heavier stuff

    becuase i'm used to writin music for i band i used to be in, its a similar structure to rock songs so here goes, I'll try and explain, and if you know reason it should hopefully make sense, this was the process i did:

    create basic breakbeat, just snare and kick and possibly hats on each beat

    choose an evolvin pad for a chord sequence, use triads so the chords sound eiva major or minor

    add a clean sub bass sound playin the roots (main note) of the chords

    add breaks into the beat, and cymbals, basically thicken up the beat.

    add a moving bass pattern, maybe arpegios to give the track more motion

    add lead line, the main riff, on a lead synth or something similar

    add sound fx and atmospheric sounds, (find them in the textures and music fx section)

    finally if you happy with that just spend time bulkin and perfecting the track, for example
    add strings playin the same part as the pads
    double up lead lines and pan
    add eq filters to create a sense of building

    the rest is just experimentation on the sound, and with a bit of work, you should have a good song

    I usually get half way through these steps then get bored and start workin on another song. thats why most of the tunes on my myspace are just clips lol

    hope that helps mate
     
  6. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    put a donk on it
     
  7. mini_molko

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    Wow, considoring you haven't been producing for that long, your stuff's sounding pretty fresh. Like the Snatch sample on Nemesis!
     
  8. quorum

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    I tell you they are some great tips for a noob like me. Song building etc. I guess having music knowledge from any genre is a great help.

    Your tunes are great. I'm loving the mellow d&b sound. You're onto a winner!

    Keep it up.
     
  9. Snaz

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    Cheers Alexi, your not doing anything I dont know already but your definately getting a better and warmer sound then me, keep it going!
     
  10. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    no closer to making a heavy bass sound, but a great ego booster lol, guess i'll just concentrate on the more mellow stuff.

    cheers
     
  11. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Alan Ford - Legend
     
  12. Zeal

    Zeal Ohm/C2D/Dark Asylum/Ennex

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    Yeah man tbh you aint got a bad sound there at all

    i quite liked the more mellow pieces on ur player

    Fuck copying a sound, keep doing what u are doing and tweak yours ;)
     
  13. Fratanize

    Fratanize Keepin the jungle alive

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    turned out nice dint it?
     
  14. mini_molko

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    Aye? :confused:
     
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    sam the dnb man Variation

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  16. Alexi

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    the actor who plays bricktop in snatch, he was also in lockstock & knowin me, knowin u
     
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  17. mini_molko

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    Ah, right! Sorry, didn't read it properly!
     
  18. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    no worries, hes an underappreciated hero,

    i think anyway lol