reggae inspires b-lines...

richie_stix

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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!
 
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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
 

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

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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
 

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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.
 
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