Those morphing bass sounds

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  1. prettyherb

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    Yeepz. I've started listening minimal and i really like those morphing bass sounds like from Ulterior motive, Spectrasoul, Enei... All their tracks just have that perfect atmosphere...

    But how to start that bass sound.. Is it just some sub bass with some filters or is it much more complicated..?

    some examples:





    So people, can someone help me with these??

    grtz
     
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  2. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    its just filterenvelopes on basssounds really. that + distortion & reverb and youre done.

    (expect some darker subclash shit soon as im just mastering these sounds, haha ;) )
     
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    Ok mate, but you have to explain me something about filter envelopes if you want, cause i'm not really into what you mean :p
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    I'd suggest asking LucidUK, IMO he's nailed those minimal basslines
     
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    you can get somethng similar by detuning 2 sine waves, adding distortion etc to the tops
     
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    Try looking for icicles masterclass , he goes over how to get it pretty well.
     
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    duttymonster deep in the jungle

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    if you concentrate on creating the bass sound at it's highest frequency then the rest is
    all LFO modulation on a low pass filter.
     
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    Envelope - ADSR

    attack - how long the filter takes to open

    decay - how long the filter takes to reach the sustain level

    sustain - what level the filter stays at until the note is released

    release - how long the filter takes to close after the note is released

    There may also be a knob somewhere that controls how much this envelope affects the filter (from subtle to full womp)
     
  10. Krispy

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    yeah my guess is it is some bass made in massive or something like that with alot of modulation and movement within the sound
    pitching up and pitching down and prob some lfo work
    also this would be layered with a sub bass that has the same lfo patterns as the mid bass
     
  11. Krispy

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    also, it is probably several different types of bass sounds resampled and then mashed together to form a bassline
     
  12. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    there is a sticky on the subject up top, got links to tutorials and all.
     
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    Thanks for the link there mate!! It's very much appreciated. I've been dying to see that.
     
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    Tnx people :). Ill try to use your advice !!!
     
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    What do you mean by detuning them? For example in massive how to ho that?
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    on the left on the oscillator bar theres the pitch, just put that down a couple of points.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Yeh automating the pitch like above can give some serious morphs ;)
     
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    some tipps for bass"morphs" in massive, while were at it.

    - after doing your standard patch, try different waveforms for alternations of your patch as you can flick through them easily
    - try enveloping the waveforms and filters rather than lfo'ing them
    - route the filters after each other so you can use both in a chain (go to youtube tutorials for that)
    - env. 4 is attached to the master output, dont forget to twist around there aswell
    - even use the performer rather than lfos aswell! its sick!
    - dont underestimate the power of the mod osc, some envelopes and put on the right osc this can do wonders
    - route together different parameters using the macros (youtube again..) and automate these rather than single parameters.
    - dont hesitate using stereo plugins like reverb, dimension expander (!!!) and chorus, you could always mono again afterwards
    - the voicing option in massive can really give it another edge, dont oversee it.

    i would rather do those sounds with a 3xosc tho and do the modulations in the mixer. just how i work, although i got quite good things from that ^^^

    keep it up!
     
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    good tips above!
     
  20. Krispy

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    Cool massive trick I learnt...

    If you have an LFO modulating WT-Position or something like that
    Have a different LFO set to stepper or something and modulate the rate of the first LFO