More processed bass

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  1. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    I ask for feedback on a track and a couple people said to use a more processed bass. Is this better.
     
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    yeah that bass still needs work.. sounds a bit too distorted. Is the bass and distortion all as one layer?
     
  3. IV4

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    No distortion in the bass. Just split and fucked with.
     
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    it's a good startoff bass, but it needs more defining, it's like a rough diamond, it just needs to be cut well.
    if you get what i'm saying o:
     
  5. IV4

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    Yes, thank you. That is my next project. Polishing up my bass.
     
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    If you've already split it then I'd try this

    Overdrive your Hi's a little and add a touch of phaser.
    Push up volume of mids a touch, maybe add some dist or reverb here. Not too much though.
    If you've got a seperate sub track then bring down level of low end too.

    Just my idea. Nice sounds either way.
     
  7. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    This is a dipshit response, however I am going to ask it. How, do you split the frequencies? I usually create one sound. Use a splitter to separate that one sound into chous, phaser, envelope controller, delay, and reverb. Then run all the separate channels into a mixer(where I do my best to balance them to taste.) Any tips to better my process.

    I also like to mention I am digging your song. Thanks.
     
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    What DAW are you using?
     
  9. IV4

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    Reason 4
     
  10. Sid Fidla James

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    lol. have to admit thats the DAW i know the least. so might be a better way of doing this, but this is how I do it in Reason.

    Take the audio out from your synth, plug into audio splitter.
    Create 3 Vocoder's and set to EQ mode and 4 band.
    1st Vocoder mute levels of bands 2,3+4, call this one Low
    2nd Vocoder mute bands 1 + 4, call this one Mid
    3rd Vocoder mute bands 1,2+3 call this one Hi
    Send all 3 Vocoder's to a line mixer to balance levels.
    Done :)

    You put any FX you want after the vocoder, before it goes to the line mixer. You can also play about with how many Vocoder's and how many bands you use for different effects.

    Hope that helps
     
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    It is funny but right now that I feel like an idiot. I tired for so long to split frequencies and could never figure it out. And you made it seam so simple. You have no idea how grateful I am right now. Thank you.
     
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    Like whats been said;P that bass needs work:)
     
  13. Sid Fidla James

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    No worrys dude.
    I didn't know until somebody told me. :)
     
  14. Neomind

    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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    remember you can put audio through any synth (except subtractor tho) to use it's filters, also MClass stereo imager is good for high passing things too. One thing that bothers me much about reason is that it doesn't have a standalone highpass filter...
    well said that, remember this combo that will help you with your basses:
    eq -> phaser with no modulation -> tube or tape distortion (saturations) -> bit of unison on high freqs -> send reverb.
     
  15. IV4

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    I am getting somewhere with this . Again thank you every body, I have made a bigger leap to getting one of the bass sounds I want in the past few days than I have in the last six months.
    http://soundcloud.com/iv4/fourm-demo
     
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    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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    btw, be carefull on splitting with the eq on the vocoder, it adds harmonics to the sound!
     
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    I have notice I get an unwanted kind of reverb with the vocoder split.
     
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    I will bow down to Neo in a second when it comes to Reason. This guy is the master.
     
  19. IV4

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    Oh yea, Neo, do you make all your music with reason?