Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

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CJVD22
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Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

Post by CJVD22 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:15 pm

My 2 favorite producers Griz and Gramatik. I love the way they blend live instruments in with funky beats, old school soul and hip hop vocals, and those crazy bass lines that just wobble and shake the shit out of you when you hear it through a good system. But as i listen more and more to the bass in these two guys songs i hear these constant changes of whats being modulated and at what rhythm and on and on and on... It comes out to be quite an awesome unique sound but i was just wondering whats the technique used with the basses and synthesizing them? is it all about stacking and then automating the hell out of it? Are they completely different basses all together? Do they use Bass Synths or something like simpler with a wave sample or a live bass sample? Any techniques, tips, ideas, i would greatly appreciate!

CJVD22
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Re: Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

Post by CJVD22 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:22 pm

I thought id post some links of examples as well

https://soundcloud.com/griz/the-future-is-now (Bass at 2:00)

https://soundcloud.com/gramatik/06-gram ... -of-reason (Bass around 1:30)

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Re: Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

Post by boderekstits » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:09 pm

sorry i don't have anything to offer b/c i'm in the same boat. I'm subscribing to this in the hopes that someone will drop some knowledge :)

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Re: Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

Post by chaibuka » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:24 pm

I really like Gramatik. Not much help with the bass production. Here's a little interview that tells some production ideas.
Gramatik Interview | DJ TechTools
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju7ICGdu ... B&index=11

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Re: Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

Post by mike_o » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:44 am

I love Gramatik, but I had never heard of Griz, so thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

Post by boderekstits » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:00 pm

there's a plethora of tutorials on youtube about making phat bass lines in ableton. I would just watch one a day - and then try out that technique. Do 4 or 5 and you'll start to get a good idea of how to do it.

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Re: Griz/Gramatik Bass synthesis

Post by dredd i knight » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:43 pm

I've found this guy very useful recently:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvbbEl ... CWKjqfl-zg
I don't know what genre Griz and Gramatik are, but it's definitely related to this guys glitch hop leanings...

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