Reply To: Reese bass question
It’s still a good question and one we welcome as we aim to keep this sound alive, but keeping it fresh at the same time…
A Reese is quite a broad term really, but it’s mostly about de-tuning waves to create some movement in the sound, then processing this is different ways. Distortion playing a big part.
In terms of the origins the Wikipedia entry rings accurate to us:
The bassline of Saunderson’s 1988 track “Just Want Another Chance” (released under his “Reese” pseudonym on Incognito Records) became very influential in the jungle and drum and bass music genres. Notable releases incorporating the “Reese Bassline” include Renegade’s “Terrorist” (Moving Shadow, 1994), “Pulp Fiction” by Alex Reece (Metalheadz, 1995) and “Sonar” by DJ Trace (Prototype Recordings, 1998). The bassline itself was performed by a Casio CZ-5000 using simple subtractive synthesis.
To get the style of Reese you mentioned this tutorial from Sub Focus many years ago will be of help:
Also this thread is nearly as famous as the actual sound itself 😉
Hope this helps!