Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

How to make that sound...
supriseitsathrowaway
KVRist
31 posts since 4 Sep, 2017

Post Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:13 am

I was curious to see if anybody here would have any ideas as to how to re-create a sound similar to the one used in the song Past Life by Tame Impala.

The sound can be found here https://youtu.be/WZmh_PAaCNw?t=46 (at 46 seconds).

The actual distortion sounds like a broken speaker but yet it has a cleanness to it. It sounds very intentional because of the way it's mixed but very raw because of the sound.

supriseitsathrowaway
KVRist
31 posts since 4 Sep, 2017

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:08 pm

Anybody want to take a go at it?

supriseitsathrowaway
KVRist
31 posts since 4 Sep, 2017

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:02 pm

Gonna go ahead and bump this bad boy

supriseitsathrowaway
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31 posts since 4 Sep, 2017

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:31 pm

Bump

supriseitsathrowaway
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31 posts since 4 Sep, 2017

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:27 pm

Bump

supriseitsathrowaway
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31 posts since 4 Sep, 2017

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Bump

someone called simon
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Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:35 pm

BUMP

supriseitsathrowaway
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31 posts since 4 Sep, 2017

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm

Bump

patsewalk114
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1 posts since 3 Jan, 2018

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:08 pm

dang, I'd like to know as well. Bump.

Winstontaneous
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1433 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:36 pm

My quick take listening on my dinky work speakers - that's not distortion on the bass, sounds like a needle drop on an old/scratched vinyl record cranked up loud and repeated, mixed on top of the bass.
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Russell Grand
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1537 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: Creating Tame Impala distorted bass?

Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Hmmm...yeah, that is a killer sound. Not sure how to make it though, although it's bugging me that I don't how to because it seems familiar. I'll come back to it after I unwind my mind a bit.

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