Razor-sharp monobass?

How to make that sound...
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Daru925
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195 posts since 20 Mar, 2015 from Nerima, Tokyo

Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:59 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3gqsN4NLVg
Might be a no brainer, but i cant seem to obtain this sound.
At 30 sec, that starting bass sound, that can be heard in many tracks. To me it sounds a bit like a saw wave, but very clean and well defined, especially during legato parts, whereas a raw saw wave has much more "high frequencies parasites" i'd say. Somehow my attempts will sound blurry and lack sharpness, using all kind of filtering, layering, comp,adding saturation fx or nothing wont do it :D
I use massive, fm8 and ableton.

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Chris-S
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2607 posts since 10 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Re: Razor-sharp monobass?

Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:10 am

Sounds like a simple saw with maybe some processing (eq).

Anyway, thanks for your very nice free Massive sound bank. :tu:

himalaya
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4858 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Re: Razor-sharp monobass?

Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:46 am

It is a sawtooth, with maybe some filter drive, or some other carefully added 'drive' effect, which is only used to boost the sound rather than distort it, if you know what I mean. EQ definitely helps here as well.
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design

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Daru925
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195 posts since 20 Mar, 2015 from Nerima, Tokyo

Re: Razor-sharp monobass?

Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:31 am

Chris-S wrote:Sounds like a simple saw with maybe some processing (eq).

Anyway, thanks for your very nice free Massive sound bank. :tu:
Thank you very much! Glad you like it. I feel more comfortable creating my own sounds rather than re-creating others', but it's good for learning purposes.

Anyway I found some way to achieve that sound by low passing a saw wave at mid range, get rid of noisy frequencies that interfere, and instead add new ones with different flavours of saturation/ distortion, add eq and comp and serve hot!

paradisebunny
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78 posts since 31 May, 2017 from Berlin

Re: Razor-sharp monobass?

Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:11 am

you could also try an additive synth in order to have more control over additional harmonics. I usually use Razor for stuff like that, Loom would be another one that comes to mind

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Daru925
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195 posts since 20 Mar, 2015 from Nerima, Tokyo

Re: Razor-sharp monobass?

Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:32 pm

paradisebunny wrote:you could also try an additive synth in order to have more control over additional harmonics. I usually use Razor for stuff like that, Loom would be another one that comes to mind
Thanks for your suggestion, i was thinking about using addiCtive synthesis.

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