Tunning Synths

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mja
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Tunning Synths

Post by mja » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:45 pm

Am I the only person who finds it really difficult to tune a bass patch proberly..

I could spend an hour fucking about with the detune and octave of a patch, and I still wouldn`t be happy with the results.

I`ve finished loads of tracks,but I can honestly say that I have never been happy with any of the basslines I`ve created using plugins.


Does anybody have any wise words for me before I drive myself insane ??

Ed J
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Re: Tunning Synths

Post by Ed J » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:49 pm

Join the club.

Look at it this way: If you're ever genuinely happy with something you've done, you've lost, because you won't be spured on to try harder the next time, and the next.

Well, that or you're just shit ;)

I always find that I'm happier with my basslines when they're low in the mix, have a decent punchy envelope, and have a HP filter somewhere around the kick drum freq. Oh, and no detune/multivoice, it seems to make it munch into the space of the lead. Depends what you're trying to do though!
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Suicide Server
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Re: Tunning Synths

Post by Suicide Server » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:27 pm

What helps a lot in my opinion is to get a decent hardware synth. There is nothing wrong with all those nice plugins and controllers these days but its still not the same like creating a new sound on lets say a Clavia Nord Lead 2 for example. This helped me a lot to understand how to get what i want.

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Re: Tunning Synths

Post by beats me » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:34 pm

Layer multiple bass sounds.

Moody
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Re: Tunning Synths

Post by Moody » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:39 pm

Befriend a bass player.
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