Neuro DNB Blandness

Discussion in 'Production' started by AzUK, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. AzUK

    AzUK Member

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    I come from producing Complextro, so I don't know if this is a remnant of that or not:
    All of the Neuro Dnb I've been producing sounds very very generic and samey, with a extreme lack of variation.
    However, I switch between 10-20 different neuro-ish basses within each 4 bars, with my 32 bar long drop going through about 60 different basses.
    Does anyone else have this problem or a way to solve it?
     
  2. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Well, the best neuro tunes aren't packed with a million basslines, but rather they have a cool groove or musical idea to them
     
  3. Ran

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    Technic is good and almost mandatory but as spyre said one should never forget that electronic music is still music : )
     
  4. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    10 - 20 basses in 4 bars?!?!?!?! Holy shit man, you don't need that many for Neuro! Just 1 or 2 within 4 bars is enough! Its the movement and how you manipulate those sounds that's important!I'd like to hear some of your stuff as I'm interested to hear what 10-20 bass sounds in 4 bars sounds like!
     
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    INT Co is the complextro of neuro you should check them out. Theres definately artists that use multiple basses out there, but you should probably start out with 1-2 like previously stated. Most important is getting the basses moving around each other.
     
  6. AzUK

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    What about a combination of the two, for example, using a main neuro bass every third bar, with more complextro things in between?
     
  7. AzUK

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    Heres a sample of what I'm talking about:
    https://soundcloud.com/james-leung-7/dnb-sample
    35 diffrent basses over 8 bars
     
  8. Binary_UK

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    Yea that sounds horrible man :/ just find a couple of good basses and get some good automation on the go, bounce stuff out and chop it up, reverse, pitch up/down, pitch bend, just experiment and youll have something cool in no time :)
     
  9. JimpaDirt

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    I'm jumping on board with spyre here! I think neuro is all about the groove. Make a bassline or two and cut them up and choose the parts you want to edit into the beat.

    The key is to arrange the cutouts so that they form a nice rhythmic pattern... This is how I go about at least!
     
  10. AzUK

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    What what be some cool chords to base myself around?
     
  11. cele

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    to be fair you probably wont need chords in neuro except for pads and atmospherics, just make a drone (one sustained note) of a bassound you like and then begin recording modulation on it (Filtermodulation, pitch automation,..) cut up, reverse, resample until you find bits you like and then try to create a melody or groove with it.

    thats how i do it atleast

    but as for which note is good for these knd of basses, there is no rule or anything but a lot of people use either f,f#, or e because these notes seem to have a naturally big sub
     
  12. AzUK

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    What?
    I don't......naahhhhhh