Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

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Bady89
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94 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:12 am

Hey friends,

i search for a Analouge Monophonic Bass Synth with a lot of Fat Pressure on the Low End.
I mean that kind of pressure where your Subwoofer start to work and let you feel the Bass in your whole Body.

It should have a way to create Sine Wave

It should have an Midi In DIN Port (Midi Out would be good but not mandatory)

Price Range Max.400€

What would you recommend ?

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MeneerJansen
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17 posts since 10 Sep, 2019

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:40 am

A Moog or Minimoog clone would be your best option I think (Behringer Model D). However, if you get that feeling in your stomach or not also depends on your amplifier, the speaker and the volume.

P.S. On most synths you get a pure sine wave by choosing a triangular wave and closing the (low pass) filter a bit.
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chk071
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22175 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:58 am

I'd also vote for the Behringer Model D.

Not sure about the sine wave thing though. To get more beef, the typical way would be to layer a sine wave which plays one octave lower than the bass frequency of the upper layer, but, in the end, all the waveforms are just made up from sine wave partials, right? Doubt you'd need that one the Behringer anyway. It's "fat" by default.

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Bady89
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94 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:11 am

Cool the Model D was also one of the favorites on my List.

I also had an eye on the Korg Monologue , Novation Bass Station 2 , Arturia Microbrute, but it seem the Model D is the King of the Low End Fatness :)

Thanks for the hint with the filter.

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thecontrolcentre
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24960 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:20 am

Bady89 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:11 am
I also had an eye on the Korg Monologue , Novation Bass Station 2 , Arturia Microbrute
They can all produce sub bass. Of the above Id go for the Microbrute (I own one). Roland SE02 is worth a look too, if you want more oscillators.

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KVRian
584 posts since 19 Mar, 2001 from berlin / germany

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:21 am

i'd recommend the waldorf pulse 1 (used). never tried the pulse 2 though.
i really like my microbrute (more for sequencer sounds) but it has no chance in bass against the pulse.

kvotchin
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218 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:51 am

Dreadbox make some serious bass monsters.

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2862 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:34 am

Tri-wave sub bass can work as good/better than sine. Assuming the tri is generated clean. A clean tri doesn't sound a lot different than sine.

But if the tri has little nib glitches on the transitions or is digitally generated a bit too sloppy it can get some distracting odd-order high harmonics in there, low level 9th harmonic and above. Sometimes "electronic bell-like enharmonic tones". Its not that the high harmonics are ridiculously loud, but that in a Tri wave there are not many "mid" harmonics to mask the high harmonics. If its going thru a LP filter mostly less critical unless the filter is set rather high Q and ends up emphasizing the weird high harmonics. But not really an issue with a nice clean Tri wave.
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MeneerJansen
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17 posts since 10 Sep, 2019

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:35 am

kvotchin wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:51 am
Dreadbox make some serious bass monsters.
Yeah! I remember Sonic State reviewing the Dreadbox Erebus and the neighbours complained for the first time ever. See this Youtube video at 13:54

https://youtu.be/y9bSazH5BbM?t=834

kvotchin
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218 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:44 am

MeneerJansen wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:35 am
Yeah! I remember Sonic State reviewing the Dreadbox Erebus and the neighbours complained for the first time ever. See this Youtube video at 13:54

https://youtu.be/y9bSazH5BbM?t=834
Haha, that’s a classic alright. :-D

Having tried some, can confirm. Big bottom end - gotta love that. ;)

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Bady89
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94 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:54 pm

Hey friends,

thanks to everybody for your reply.

Unforunatly the Dreadbox Erebus and the Waldorf Pulse are over my Budget.

I will drive to my local music shop on friday and check all the mentioned Devices that fit into my Budget and Needs.

Feel free to post more devices who fit in that spectrum till friday.

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KVRAF
5587 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:08 pm

EQ

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BertKoor
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11306 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:04 pm

Get a powerful amp with subwoofer. Then any synth will do earthquakes.
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Bady89
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94 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:06 am

BertKoor wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Get a powerful amp with subwoofer. Then any synth will do earthquakes.
Dude , i have a oversized 20 inch and very powerfull Downfire Subwoofer with integrated 260W Amp.

The Sub is able to do Earthquakes with the right Input.


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BertKoor
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Re: Search a Bass Synth with a lot of Pressure

Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:04 am

Sure, I an psychic. Dude...
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