Noisebud needed a bass synth that delivered more grit and dirt and didn’t need hours of twiddling before getting there. They based the sound engine on waveshaping through distortion, bit crush and resonance since their VST fx chains on bass channels almost always contain that sort of plug-ins. The result is an angry old fart named Burt. He can get so angry that his audio buffers overflow and get silent – you have to restart your DAW to cool him down but don’t worry, Burt will start to scream again.
Burt is available for Windows as a VST instrument plug-in. It will be released publicly and free on the first of November, 2011.
In this Cubase tutorial Danny J Lewis (Defected, Enzyme Black) gives you a quick demo of the classic acid bass sound using the Monologue synth and step designer in Cubase 6.
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*Note: Turn on your subs and turn it up for full awesome bass goodness! Or listen w/ headphones.*
Just got my Gravity Well by Circuit Abbey today. I had to shoot a video. Holy crap this module is awesome! Some real Reznor type shit! Lots of Swarmatron style sounds. all things modular are running into the Gravity Well. You can get so much out of it by just tweaking the level/bias pots! Wogglebug stepped output provides some great clicking which interupts/interacts w/ the bassline running through the Well. Rest of the drums are from the ESX-1 SD.
A video explaining how to create a cool phatty bass in Live with my Bass One VST in a few mins, hope you enjoy it!
Download the VST on: http://www.thecolorspace.net/
SubBoomBass its features part 1.
The main section, play section and oscillators.
SubBoomBass has been carefully crafted to provide you with the tools to create fresh new bass lines. It includes unique tuned drum percussion samples which are great for Hip Hop and RnB basses but can also be used to add rhythm flavour to your tracks. Also check out the innovative ‘Wave-sequence’ feature which will open up brand new sonic possibilities for your music.
Other features included are two effects slots which can be modulated using midi from any of the synthesizer parts. SubBoomBass also features a great ‘Easy Edit’ page and the unique ‘Quick Browser’ system that will allow you to find the sounds you need quickly and easily.
digital noise synth/lo-fi fx processor, based on realtek rts0072 ic and built into the bass guitar body
- oscillation mode
- clean signal bypass
- 3 sensors
- pitch knob
- 3 fx mode switcher
Tutorial on how to create basslines using NI’s Massive
Shared via samplemagic
Great sounds in electronic music often do not stem from one killer source. Rather, they result from blending many small elements into what becomes a singular sound.
In this video, Brian demonstrates how Trifonic applies a “call and response” layering technique to create bass lines using multiple bass tracks.
Dubtron is an Experimental Bass Synth designed for dubstep wobble bass, and more obscure bass sounds. Dubtron’s two oscillator sections utilize a special Unison detune feature where each voice has it’s own width control as well as drifting for a slow phasing effect. The filter’s each have a ‘Wub’ generator, which is the main feature responsible for that wobble effect. Layer in a sub oscillator and you’ve got a serious bass machine. These features along with various randomizers and FM capabilities give an experimental edge to your basslines, allowing for Dubtron to be used not only for bass, but also for unexpected, even atmospheric sounds.”
- 2 Unison Pulse Oscillators with multiple wave shapes
- 1 Sub Oscillator with FM capabilities
- 2 Filters with Graphical Envelopes
- Wub section for each filter, produces the classic dubstep wobble
- Randomizer for wub rate, filter cutoff and Sub FM
- FX section ranging from flanger to bathtub style delay
- Wub speed is set to key range and can be reversed
- Wub can be retriggered by each bar to ensure beat matching
Here’s what the author has to say about the tutorial:
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The recording is poor, you will not hear much bass at all in this, but the ideas are all there!
Back with another tutorial! This is a question I get a hell of a lot, and it regards those dirty, distorted basslines that you hear in Daniel Kandi and Suncatcher tracks. Watch to see how I create them in Sylenth1.
NOTE: The effects were done VERY quickly, and I would like to point a few things out:
1. With EQ, remember to use those ears, and only boost and cut to suit your track, take these settings as a rough guide ONLY.
2. The compression, to achieve the best result, lower the threshold about 5 to 6db below the output. Say your bass is at -12db, make the threshold about -18db or so. This will make the compressor act a lot harder and tighten the sound more.
It’s also worth recommending using a VST like MonoMate or Otium BassLaneFX to center the lower end.