I know that it's been asked a lot, but I'm having trouble making basses that sound both smooth and big... maybe burial-esque kinda sounds? I actually find it easier to make basses sound big and dirty, all you need is to add phase modulation/ amp or ring modulation, lots of detuned voices and lots of distortion. Oh, and pan different oscillators left and right a little. However, I can't use any of those techniques really when making smooth basses, because then it stops being smooth. I also want to try and avoid the rubbery synthetic sounds you get from detuning and the throbbing, but then I don't know what to do to make my bass bigger Reverb and phat mode compression, maybe?