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Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by domkane » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:31 pm

Loads of people talking about Skrillex in forums etc about how he gets that wobble bass, so I wondered if I could do it… using just Ableton and the built in synths.

Well here was my lame attempt: http://goo.gl/WLedu - meh?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not moving into Dubstep, and I'm nothing on Skrillex ! Just curiosity and sound designing nerdyness for me. :)

Oh and for those who care, it was two instances of Ableton's "Operator" and 32 channels of bussing/re-routing/modulation etc
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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by #1thelark » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:35 pm

for those who care...
As a matter of fact, I care.
I'm not moving into Dubstep
So if you are not moving into Dubstep, you might wanna share your nerdy wisdom how you did it :mrgreen: . Please upload the als, as you are not needing it for tech house productions anymore. Thanks!

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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by domkane » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:51 pm

haha, yep! Well it's work in progress atm, but I'm thinking once I'm happy with it I might just give out the whole Ableton project file. :)
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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by #1thelark » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:32 pm

Looking forward to it... imho your try isn't bad...

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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by Zygi » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:54 pm

"Skrillex Bass Wobble"

geez, I knew it will end like that. Everyone suddenly knows that name, loves wobble bass and happens to know the word "dubstep"...

Unison detuning (spread), chorus, erosion, lfo modulated filter cutoff, maybe a vibrato, overdriving etc... Same shit as 10 years ago.

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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by domkane » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:06 pm

Zygi wrote:"Skrillex Bass Wobble"

geez, I knew it will end like that. Everyone suddenly knows that name, loves wobble bass and happens to know the word "dubstep"...

Unison detuning (spread), chorus, erosion, lfo modulated filter cutoff, maybe a vibrato, overdriving etc... Same shit as 10 years ago.
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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by AceLuby » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:37 pm

Very cool, definitely interested in the .als file as well.
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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by jesus god sandal » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:00 pm

i've been interested in trying new ways of making that wobble
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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by MikeDavis121409 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:02 am

I've been enjoying learning all of these new wobble bass techniques. Dubstep has been getting extremely popular, and I keep hearing pretty cool--albeit minor--changes in the way that people are achieving that sound.

And, on your try, I think it's great! I'm definitely interested in the file here lol

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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by KyleCross » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:27 pm

Nice work also interested in the file to see what you were doing with the routing!

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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by msteele » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:31 pm

lame attempt my ass! very impressive! .als plz :lol:

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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by Gimmick Mask » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:36 am

Sounds quite impressive and I would love to see the files, or even a description or screenshots.

That glitched out bass sound championed by Wolfgang originally and now Skrillex, Porter Robinson and some others does not lend itself to reverse-engineering (and saying that it has lfo filtering, overdrive/distortion, chorus and so on isn't enough because it's used in a very precise manner).
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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by 2be » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:25 pm

Yeah, there are a lot of people going like "lol dubstep bass. so easy. LFO on filter cutoff and you are done!!!!11", but nailing that evil glitchy sound requires far more. I think the OP has got it :) Would love to see the project file.

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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by domkane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:53 pm

Thanks guys, lot's of reverse engineering, and lots of trial and error... Still working on it, but will upload the file in this thread asap :)
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Re: Skrillex Bass Wobble

Post by domkane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:58 pm

Oh and just as an addition, the reason I tried this dubstep bassline was so that if I could get that right, then I could scale it back and use it in my house stuff like this one: http://soundcloud.com/domkane/you-are-t ... x-whartone

Feel free to comment/feedback :)
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