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Old 2012-08-28, 22:22
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Heavy Electro Basslines

Hey guys this is my first time on this forum and i had im haveing a little problem with my basslines, manily for electro house and dubstep.

Basically im trying to get that deep bass, with that high fq buzzing sound. think along the lines of Dada Life meets Tommy Trash. i'm trying to use this style bass for a dubstep piece i've been working on, the wobbles are good, and i just mastered that skrillex growl bass, well aside from the automation of the pitch for malstorm and the Y axis of filter 3 for thor, any suggestions on making that growl more studio quality would be much appretiated, but im really looking for an answer on that electro buzzing bass..

I've been stuck on this for a few weeks now and the tutorials on youtube arent quite hitting the nail with the hammer... Anyone have any suggestions??


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Old 2012-08-29, 12:06
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I have no experience with dubstep, so may be waaay off here, but the first thing that springs to mind for me is to use layering.

If you can find a bass patch that has a nice mid and top end, add a Subtractor sub bass (use a combinator), then play around with the levels, filter and envelopes until it integrates with your original bass sound.
Another way of doing this is rather than using a combinator, keep the layered bass separate then clone the sequencer tracks. Then you can drop out the doubling, add it back in etc to add a bit of variety to your composition.

If you take this approach, then for a moment, forget about looking for a bass sound, and just find any old sound you like the texture. Then change the envelope /modulation to create the wobble, then go add some layered bass for the bottom end.

Good luck and have fun!
Old 2012-08-29, 12:28
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this might help

Originally Posted by Puzzlefactory View Post
I came across this cool FM tutorial on the Dubstep forum and I thought I would share.


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