reggae inspires b-lines...

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  1. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    anyone got some basic tips for making reggae style b-lines... tried using sine waves but there was to much 'pure sound' and not enough harmonics....

    so to make those punchy, but deep and rich oldskool/reggae b-lines, what wave shape are we takling and what about attack, sustain relese and decay?

    cheers peeps!
     
  2. krease

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    808's bruv, or yeah sine waves, quick release, play pattern with offbeat skanks, instant reggae!
     
  3. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    what do you mean 'with offbeat skanks' ie on the second snare rather than kick or sumthing?

    and can anyone recomend a good 808 plug in?
     
  4. krease

    krease Member

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    the skanks are the chords in reggae (in dnb ud out them on the snares), u dont have to use them, i use them in a few of my tracks, but the initial bass u want if a good sine or 808 bass
     
  5. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    yeah, i know what you mean... the little plucks of a quitar similar to ska and that... example would be mr jah?
     
  6. krease

    krease Member

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    yeah thats right, big sound IMO
     
  7. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    yeah the skanks are usually guitars, pianos, or brass stabs

    for a proper reggae bassline, you want a decent lowpassed bass guitar
     
  8. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    Also, generally reggae basslines are usually in major chords and range between two octaves, giving it a sunny uplifting vibe. Although there are the odd exception.
     
  9. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    you may want a guitar amp effect in its channel to make it seem less computerized if that makes any sense