The bassline in Netsky - "Mellow"

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  1. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    I've heard this type of bassline in loads of tunes. It sounds like one of those bass sounds that are really easy to make with the right combinations, but I haven't come across it yet. Can anyone help?

    Here's the track, kicks in at 0.56:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgJa5ee2DXg

    Cheers
     
  2. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    Two sin waves, one -7 semitones below the top one?

    The polysaw wave on NI Massive sounds a lot like it too.
     
  3. subprime

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    Lower layer is a sine most likely. Then layer a square/triangle 1 octave plus 7 semitones higher. (I'm thinking in albino by the way) Now the high layer I think had a touch of 1/4t wobble, so you need to be able to route this to a filter independant of the sine layer. Band pass filter may work (trial and error) The high layer may also be detuned a touch. + a bit of chorus perhaps.

    Like always with these things I reckon it comes down to the finest of fine tunings that's almost impossible to recreate perfectly.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/j8c6kg
    This is what I came up with. Needs tweaking. I put another triangle very quietly another octave above the high layer, also routed to the bandpass wobble. There's too much wobble on this but that's easy to fix.
     
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    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    Cheers for the advice! Knew it was simple, just one of those sounds you know is easy to make but you just can't find out how.
     
  5. sato

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    Its a reece mate. Two sawtooth waves tune one up a bit and one down a bit (fine tune, not semitones). Low-pass filter (not too harsh mebbies a 12dB per octave one for that sound) and Bob's your uncle. You could layer a sine wave up underneath to give it a bit more weight if the oscillators on whatever synth you are using are a bit weedy.

    This has to be one of the best uses of the sound ever although it is a house tune not dnb

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8upJ9c8ynyM

    ---------- Post added at 08:47 ---------- Previous post was at 08:44 ----------

    ...the waves being detuned from each other will take care of the wobble btw - you can change how much they are detuned to change the speed of the wobble.
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    that vid is hilarious, check the dude play the drums with both sticks in one hand at one point
     
  7. sato

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    I like the bit where the guy comes in and tells them off for not singing in French. Funny thing is they actually do this in France (or at least they used to) - radio shows have to play a certain percentage of songs that are written in French etc.
     
  8. bull3tpr00f

    bull3tpr00f Active Member

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    Wow great tune 'Mellow'

    Thanks for sharin the vid man ;)
     
  9. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    that tune is shite. mellow isnt, so it isnt the best use D:
     
  10. sato

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    that is your contribution about this thread on how to make a bass sound?
     
  11. 3xit

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    yeah sounds like a high pitched reese, whith loads of low passing, and a bit of lfo move movement on the cut off filter..... and sub underneath

    song rules.....
     
  12. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    yeah, somehow it is :D - no offence meant ;)

    you explained it pretty well, dont think theres much left to say on topic.
     
  13. sato

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    haha - all good man