Multi Genre Slighty Dirty Basslines

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I have recently been trying to create slightly dirty basslines (for things such as hip hop or groovy type music) and seem to be having some trouble, with the distortion. I don't want a ton of gain, just a little bit of dirtyness. Does anyone have any tips?
Reference tunes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX1wK50r5ng
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4R1nl_UbSk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXdwb_lUKvs

so not like disgustingly dirty, just somewhat. If anyone has any tips or tricks that they use to achieve this please share!
 

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Try applying multiple instances of subtle distortion, perhaps with different types of distortion, I find this provides kind of a clean dirtyness if that makes sense. Also if you are running Logic maybe give the Phase Distortion plug a try as it always seems to yield interesting results.
 
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That's how Reso goes about doing his regular basslines. I guess I haven't experimented enough with it though, and will for sure try the phase distortion.
Thanks! That's where I picked that up from! I couldn't remember where I had heard that.

The phase distortion may or may not work for what your wanting, just in my experience it changes the sound in away that doesn't sound like your run of the mill distortion. Light bitcrushing might help you get the sound too.
 

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Try using square/saw combo,with differently filtered applyed for instance square bandpass,saw highpass,of course with different settings,and some overdrive i think best effect for this if you use camel phat or cyanide..
 
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