creating tech-house bass

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rabblebasics
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creating tech-house bass

Post by rabblebasics » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:58 am

what ableton instrument/effects should i use to create a thick benny benassi/digitalism kind of thick tech bass. should i use analaog with filters and ad some bass effects? any help would be greatly appreciated.

just lookin for that thick electro sound.

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Re: creating tech-house bass

Post by JMFOne » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:50 pm

Any saw wave with a distortion plug-in (Saturator or Dynamic tube)I would have thought. Use a low pass filter to cut out the high "wasp" like elements.
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Re: creating tech-house bass

Post by rabblebasics » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:59 pm

will try it out, thank you very much.

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Re: creating tech-house bass

Post by Superchibisan » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:55 pm

do the sawtooth thing. but cut out sub 300hz. then add a sine wave that covers 300hz and lower. fat bass yo.

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Re: creating tech-house bass

Post by nsinclair » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:19 am

rabblebasics wrote:what ableton instrument/effects should i use to create a thick benny benassi/digitalism kind of thick tech bass. should i use analaog with filters and ad some bass effects? any help would be greatly appreciated.

just lookin for that thick electro sound.
Do as the previous posters have said. Also, you can try duplicating the track, bump it up an octave, tweak it with some effects, then bring down the volume in the mix. this often gives a really nice full sound.(you could duplicate it as many times as you want, add weird effects, lower them in the mix, and get some really cool/fat sounds from the layering).

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Re: creating tech-house bass

Post by Bierman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:14 am

you might want to check out Tom COSM's tutorial video:

http://www.cosm.co.nz/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=94

the man is a legend

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Re: creating tech-house bass

Post by eekkoo » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:37 pm

Wow. That's why I love this community. :D

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Re: creating tech-house bass

Post by cenik11 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:41 am

Separating the bass into low and mid/high as suggested above can work well, especially considering that you can apply various effects to the mid/upper end of the bass (e.g. LFO on the cut-off, a phaser, etc.) to give it a bit of movement and life.

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