help with bass

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    • #54978
      ,Nick
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      hi all, im new to producing and trying to make the kinda bass bass thats in danny byrds devils drop, anyone know of any kind of tut that can help me out plz weather in massive or serum. thx in advance

    • #54996
      ,shrike
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      Nick What DAW are you in?

      I made some versions of it in Serum (not having a great session, this is a nice distraction).

      It’s a pretty stock standard jungle reese, essentially 2 detuned OSC’s, likely saws, that are filtered, and then LFO’s n shit are creating the subtle movement.

      If you’re asking for an SG class that will help you out, I’d say anything related to building basses will get you started. Just preview them & see which one sounds closest to what you want.

      This is also not a bad quick tut on it:

      And I made a few, just for shits, and tried to keep them fairly simple so that you can pull them apart. I’ve not 100% nailed the sound, but it’s in the ballpark, and it’s enough to get you started. They are done in serum, just using saws…the only thing slightly esoteric is that I have the note routed to the wobbly LFO, and if you crank the affect on that LFO you’ll get that classic high-note super wobble, if you so desire. The note curve is also adjusted some to keep things smooth at the bottom. Fuck with it. Break it. It should help a bit.

      I even have a midi file of part of the bass phrases. Again, not perfect, but that’d be boring anyways.

      If you’re in Ableton I can post some clips, but here are the presets+midi:

      https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zheCL5vL-MiKl5ox0s8zJg1GcXShtB4N

      Have fun!

      _-| get to work |-_

    • #55000
      ,Nick
      Participant

      thanks for the reply, im in ableton 9, this and the bass tuts on here are exactly what i need as been pulling samples apart for a bit now and wanted to get into sound design but as said im still very new at it all and learn alot for watching.

    • #55018
      ,shrike
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      Ok well let me know if you need anything and/or have more questions. I love to help.

      And at the very least, go back and grab a selection of SG tuts, and that will be the best starting point you can have. For the price of a single night out you can amass a metric-fuck-tonne of good bass design and composition info.

      Welcome to the fold, my friend. You’ve come to the right place.

      _-| get to work |-_

      • #55039
        ,Nick
        Participant

        yeah nice 1 fella and dont get me wrong the SG tuts are wicked and helping me tons especially the last dc breaks 1 thats exactly what im after but theres something about that devils drop hoover sounding bass i just love u but thanks again.

    • #55019
      ,Zero Four
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      And at the very least, go back and grab a selection of SG tuts, and that will be the best starting point you can have.

      Id be interested in a selection of videos.

    • #55044
      ,shrike
      Participant

      I think this month’s DC Breaks stuff is super rad

      State of Mind recently did a nice selection on bass

      Jade & Mindscape’s “writing with samples” is one of my faves, but others have found it a little too basic (if you get new techniques, I’m not sure there is such a thing as “too basic”)

      Signal’s 1st sound design vid is great, although not exactly bass specific

      & Joe Ford’s mixdown workshop is excellent…it will help you get your bass sounding good in a mix

      Those and several hundred hours practicing and you’ll be heading where you want.

      _-| get to work |-_

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