I want to make a calibre / eveson / marky like tune but i have no idea where to start. I think i pretty much nailed the Kick and snare but i just cant get the right bassline with massive. it just always sounds too jump-up or too dark. help pls thanks
Seriously, I know that sounds like a piss take, but Massive is a beast for jump up and dubstep type sounds. If you want to write subtle moving flowing basslines you can do it on massive, but why not try using another synth? May I suggest Albino 3 or Predator?
listen a lot lot lot lot of jazz/old school hip hop...
begin to sample some break or use classics (amen, tighed up, worm etc..)
hipass/pitch'em up and layer your kick and snare (use woodblocks, pitched snare etc.. IMO)
most of liquid songs have a simple sub bass...use it.
DONT USE MASSIVE!!I prefer reason for sub too.
Add a bit of saturation (a bit.)
WANT A DEEP BASS????= look for cosmic bass in reason...it's a good start,manipulate it, add sustain, lowpass. i tried for months with massive, it's impossible to get something smooth.
are u good to play guitar/piano etc..???=make your own melody
or sample something.
- variation on your break= use the slice command on ableton to trim it, remember to quantize.
- sometimes using pitch on your sub (like a jungle bass) should be intresting
- sampling sampling sampling sampling
EQ: ableton equalizer is pretty good
MASTERING: ozone izotope IMO
I find massive very versatile, I can get pretty much any sound I want out of it, but then if you know synthesis it's not an issue. If you rely on presets only you will obviously be limited. Camper, I love your sig pic, who is that on the decks anyway?