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Discussion in 'Production' started by dnbsoldier87, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. dnbsoldier87

    dnbsoldier87 Member

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    I kinda know my way around this now, but i just need to take it to the next level. Most sounds i make end up sounding like someone jamming on an electric guitar, and thats not the sound im going for. My usual method of trying to make a dirty "reecey" bass sound is it pitch down a combination of square/saw waves, add some distortion and mayb formant filter, to give it extra growl. then mess around with lowpass/bandpass lfo's and tweaking the curves to try get the sound i want.

    I feel ive watched pretty much every tutorial on massive i can, and can produce what the tutorials are telling me, but can never find what im looking for. Im trying to get a proper grunting jump up sound similar to these, but as mentioned i usually get an electric guitar sounding noise... anyone else experienced this in their early days? If anyone could point me towards further tutorials or just explain the missing link i cant seem to find to get something like this, would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0xxObmexJQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI-bQsNBq2w
     
  2. dnbsoldier87

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    I would guess that sounds like that are a lot to do with processing through plug ins but I could be wrong.

    Edit I've attached a little example from something I'm working on, of a bass without plug in processing then with processing.
     

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    safe. Ah so now i finally understand what people are on about when explaining how to make certain sounds "a pitched down saw wave + clever processing" I never understood the clever processing bit.

    So in response to that, what kind of vst effects am i missing out on? I usually use distortion, to give stuff a bit of grunt, formant filters are nice too. phaser, reverb, flanger can add to a sound if used well. Can anyone name some good effects that i may have missed? or is they key just picking the right one and learning how to apply it properly to make it sound good?
     
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    Hmm I use formant filters and bitcrusher.... There is a gem called "CamelPhat" you should definitely look into getting