How to create these bass sounds

How to make that sound...
Sonarr
KVRer
4 posts since 20 Jan, 2020

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:47 am

Hi all,

I'm trying to recreate the bass that comes around the 20 second mark (it's audible before, but lower volume).

https://soundcloud.com/dj_jayms-remixes ... mode-remix

Tried doing it in Serum by manipulating the LP filters with envelopes, adding distortion, noise, messing around with other stuff, but can't seem to get there.

Could someone please help me on how to make these kind of sounds?

CHOOS
KVRist
368 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Re: How to create these bass sounds

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:42 am

I've attached a Charlatan preset (FREE VST)
that pretty much nails it.

It's a square with a little saw mixed in. Add unison but no spread.
then you play with the amount of filter modulation at different notes. maybe add key-tracking but probably done with automation

Oops forgot to attach it
Charlatan - Jayms Bass.zip
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Sonarr
KVRer
4 posts since 20 Jan, 2020

Re: How to create these bass sounds

Post Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:48 am

Hi CHOOS,

Thank you for the help.
I can't seem to import the fxp into Charlatan for some reason. Any idea why?

Didn't think of key-tracking, that's interesting. I'll definitely try playing with that.

CHOOS
KVRist
368 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Re: How to create these bass sounds

Post Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:53 am

Ok so I filled in some text and highlighted areas in the picture.
The attack of the amp and filter isn't necessary but i didn't like the clicky-ness of it
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Sonarr
KVRer
4 posts since 20 Jan, 2020

Re: How to create these bass sounds

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 am

Awesome, thanks CHOOS!
It's indeed very close to the sound, and is quite simple. I'm guessing in the parts where the bassline hits higher frequencys, is probably the filter cutoff modulation that you were talking about.

How do you approach the process of remaking sounds?

CHOOS
KVRist
368 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Re: How to create these bass sounds

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:30 am

once you start trying to recreate stuff for years you kinda hear it in the sound plus cheating with SPAN (free vst)
to see the harmonics of a sound really helps to see if it'll be fundamentally a saw/square or something else

Sonarr
KVRer
4 posts since 20 Jan, 2020

Re: How to create these bass sounds

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm

I tried using SPAN, but I couldn't really tell much from it (very new at this).
Thank you for the tips, I'll keep studying and trying things to get better.

Hope you don't mind if I shoot you a message once in a while with questions.

CHOOS
KVRist
368 posts since 3 Nov, 2010

Re: How to create these bass sounds

Post Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:56 pm

Let me know if I can explain some things better.
Shoot me a PM or whatever.

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