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hhuang9611
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228 posts since 28 Feb, 2018, from USA

Postby hhuang9611; Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:51 am Bass Master

https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... ass-Master
A new instrument from loopmaster. Any thoughts?
Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:53 am Re: Bass Master

The truncated link shows ass master :shock:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
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hhuang9611
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228 posts since 28 Feb, 2018, from USA

Postby hhuang9611; Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:03 pm Re: Bass Master

:D Lmao... Probably PB precisely calculated this so that this link will appear more attractive here on kvr.
Mushy Mushy wrote:The truncated link shows ass master :shock:
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e@rs
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Postby e@rs; Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:28 am Re: Bass Master

Mushy Mushy wrote:The truncated link shows ass master :shock:

IMHO, ass > bass.
simmo75
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894 posts since 25 Mar, 2016, from Seattle

Postby simmo75; Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:44 pm Re: Bass Master

So not a synth, it’s samples.
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sin night
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1155 posts since 1 Aug, 2006, from Italy

Postby sin night; Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:08 am Re: Bass Master

I can do the same with other tools (by using a sampler and/or more than one synth), but this looks like a nice and well thought tool. The "direct" option for the sub layer is a really nice idea, I often miss the possibility of keeping the lowend clean sp easily.

I think this plugin is closer to samplers than synths, but it's not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.
Using samples for layering means that the phase relation between the layers will be the same for each note, so the result is more consistent (and this is important when layering bass). Otherwise you would probably need to layer some synths which can retrigger the oscillator phase at each note... I'm not saying you can't layer two vco-based synths, but it's easier to reach consistent and predictable results by using samples.
Of course it will sound... well... like samples? but you don't always need a vco bass... I guess you loose something and you gain something else...

This plugin is not the right tool for me (I like using my hardware synths, programming my own sounds, sampling them, etc), but I understand the reasons behind this tool... good "standard" sound + workflow improvement = winner (even if I won't buy it).
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BONES
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Postby BONES; Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:30 pm Re: Bass Master

Mushy Mushy wrote:The truncated link shows ass master :shock:

Which clearly got your attention immediately.
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Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:33 pm Re: Bass Master

BONES wrote:
Mushy Mushy wrote:The truncated link shows ass master :shock:

Which clearly got your attention immediately.

Yes so clearly it hardly warrants mentioning.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
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BONES
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Postby BONES; Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:53 am Re: Bass Master

Yet here you are, mentioning it yet again.
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Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:55 am Re: Bass Master

BONES wrote:Yet here you are, mentioning it yet again.

Clearly you’re bored.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
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DrReacto
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95 posts since 21 Apr, 2016, from US

Postby DrReacto; Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:32 pm Re: Bass Master

The sub layer on bass master is a great addition especially when you can set it to 'direct' to prevent any effects from changing it. While I can get great bass sounds from a number of my other VST synths, (especially Dune), I find that with Bass Master I'm using less track effects, usually none. The bass sounds already seem mix ready and I don't feel the need to 'enhance' them as I would with one of my other go to synths. EQ is usually right other than some subtractive eq to get it to fit in the mix.

Bass Master is like the easy button if I just want a great bass sound that works in my song so I can focus on composition and not tweaking settings. I recently discovered it can make a great lead synth as well just playing it up a few octaves. The NI TRK01 could have been a contender also but they didn't give it midi control???

Someone said it plays samples which seems about right. However software synths to me really blur the line of synthesis techniques as they are all so virtual anyways, unlike many of the synths from the 80s that had physical oscillator chips and very identifiable synthisis structures.
andymcbain
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Postby andymcbain; Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:32 am Re: Bass Master

I bought it - it's fun and it sounds good (nice tight envelopes). I don't find I need to do much further processing on the results either. It's a bit limited, but that appeals to me. I can knock up a decent sounding bass quickly and easily with this.

Would I pay more than the intro price for it though? Probably not.

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