Super Easy Bass Request - Simple Garage Wobble

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  1. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Hi everyone,

    To be honest I feel like I'm failing hard, asking this question but I can't seem to pin this sound down. The bass I'm after I've heard in a number of Garage tracks. Kind of a muffled, hollow-ish, wobble?

    Here are two examples of what I'm talking about:


    First at about 0:30 and then throughout parts of the song.

    [video=youtube;u_S1WOPcETU]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_S1WOPcETU[/video] At about 1:00


    I'm fairly certain that it's as simple as one osc (maybe two) but no matter what I do I just can't get it to sound the same, I suspect that it is a square or maybe a triangle shaped wave. I also already know that there is an LFO on it.

    Again, I really feel like a noob asking this but nothing I've tried so far is working for me and this sound would be so awesome in the track I'm working on right now.
     
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  2. Sammy Dexcell

    Sammy Dexcell Stop editing my profile Smarty!

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    lol feeling beat are ya hahhaa

    theres a few ways u can make this but if you in massive get a square on the go, put a low pass filter on resonance to about half way up cutt off at 10/11 o'clock stick an envelope on the cut off and turn the attack up sustain up and u should be nearly there, send it to an fx split the channel make one low passed (for sub) the other add chorus and reverb, should be there now. but tbh i doubt ppl even split the channel (its how i would do it) but u can just add the chorus and reverb anyway and high pass and add ur own sub.

    To sum this up its a square with an attack on a lowpass filter, alot of resonance, an a chorus/reverb to finish it off. try this with any Daw :2thumbs:



    heres a patch i litrally just made tweak it to how u want it... oh an play it just below C3
     
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  3. st420

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    what synth are you using? in logics es2 i can make that sound using 2 oscs. 1 sine wave frequency modulated with the seocnd osc, then just run it through a low pass filter. maybe assign the LPF to an LFO and beat sync it?
     
  4. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Thanks guys! That is a lot closer to the sound I was going for! I knew it probably had something to do with a square...

    @st420 when you say a sine wave freq modded with the 2nd osc do you mean to place the first osc to fm and the second osc to sine?

    @Sphinx187 - Thanks for the preset! I only have a demo of Massive but it still allows me to see what is going on and I can sample it also.

    Thanks again! Anyone else offering their own way to do it I am all ears!
     
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    yeah thats what i meant, but i tried what spinx said and its way more like what you want :). definitely a square wave
     
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    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Looking back at my previous attempts I've realized where I failed:

    1. The drums determine how low I should bring the cutoff to create the womp to get it to sit right. My mistake is that I was trying to make the sound first then use drums.

    2. Resonance is required. Resonance has odd effects determining the filter mode, and I often neglect it.

    3. Possibility to be enveloped instead of LFO. I do this all the time to make gritty metallic sounds, how could I forget about this method?

    ARGH! Why do certain techniques become forgotten when you need them??!?!?!?!?