Which octave do you usually write basslines in?

richie_stix

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my tunes are often (but some vary)

G as the root note
C1/2 as my octave (on the piano roll depending on how the synth is put together)
and have no fucking clue about scales
 
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It dosnt really matter that much, if you are using a low note as your route note like C or D you might want to go with an octave high if your going For an A, F, G or E you prob wanna go low, alot of it depends on the sound of bass and such. I use a range of route notes certain routes pertain to certain styles such as liquid and lighter stuff is often (not always) in D,C,A Grimier/darker tunes are often (but not always) In E, G, F, A. I tend to go with A for alot of my tunes its a versatile key and alot of other tunes are in A, helps for an easily mixable tune and such. hope this helps... There is also a Major and Minor Scale read out somewhere in the FL studio thread that is a good bit to throw on the NOTEPAD for reference.
 

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38 hz E is pretty low, so I try and keep the bassline melody so that it doesn't go lower than that. Transpose it if necessary. E, F, F sharp and G are my favourite sub notes. That doesn't mean that the key will be one of those either, it might be in A with a melody descending down to E or anything really.
 

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ok thanks for the replies

the reason i asked i because i know a lot of dnb producers use low octaves for basslines

well i was following some youtube tutorials for making basslines but the patches sounded total shit in low octaves, also the same thing for most of the preset patches i checked out

like most of them only sounded good in c4 and c5 octaves?
 

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ive come full circle, i feel.
its like last night when we used a vsti synth with a few effects on top, sounded just fine,
but thats highly uncharacteristic for us, we like to resample something fierce.
 

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