How to recreate this classic house bass

How to make that sound...
Rowbance
KVRist
33 posts since 27 Nov, 2014

Post Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:42 pm

Hi folks,

I've always been a sucker for the bass sound you here allot in (deep) house music. I've tried to recreate it a few times without much luck... Hopefully someone with more knowlegde on sound design could send me in the right direction. :help:

Here's an example :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=012c0I1PNIk (Bass kicks in at 1:38)

Thanks !

BassMake
KVRist
71 posts since 29 Nov, 2013 from The Netherlands

Re: How to recreate this classic house bass

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:19 pm

saw + -2 sine 24db lowpass filt adsr to liking, done!
<3

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Ari-S
KVRist
121 posts since 2 May, 2014 from The Netherlands

Re: How to recreate this classic house bass

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:49 am

It's indeed just simply a sawtooth through a LPF with an envelope. https://clyp.it/pgrxmbex

Some processing is needed tho, preferably in the analog domain. You can try recording it on tape for some warmth and character.
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danfi
KVRer
17 posts since 6 Feb, 2012

Re: How to recreate this classic house bass

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:12 am

Ari-S wrote:It's indeed just simply a sawtooth through a LPF with an envelope. https://clyp.it/pgrxmbex

Some processing is needed tho, preferably in the analog domain. You can try recording it on tape for some warmth and character.
what kind of swing setting did you use? definately nailed the sound

Music Bird
KVRist
96 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

Re: How to recreate this classic house bass

Post Sat May 05, 2018 3:03 pm

Definitely a Juno-106 or SH-101 type bass, definitely something that TAL-Uno LX or 62 (the freeware version) can nail. There’s even a patch like this in TAL Noisemaker. Any synths should do this, hardware or software.
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KVRAF
2357 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Re: How to recreate this classic house bass

Post Sun May 13, 2018 5:13 am

Sounds a lot like a 303 with a low resonance setting and a saw wave. If you have a 303 emulation I would suggest trying that.
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Rowbance
KVRist
33 posts since 27 Nov, 2014

Re: How to recreate this classic house bass

Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:33 pm

Ari-S wrote:It's indeed just simply a sawtooth through a LPF with an envelope. https://clyp.it/pgrxmbex

Some processing is needed tho, preferably in the analog domain. You can try recording it on tape for some warmth and character.
oh man i never realized people replied to this post. That's pretty damn close to the original ! :o
Didn't expect it to be so simple... I'll see if i can replicate it in massive ^^

Thanks for the info !

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