Bass Master- is it good?

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839 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Post Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:46 pm

Hey there
Bass Master with expansions is on sale for $100. I am in to making Dubstep or Future Bass drops, and was wondering if it any good. I do have every synth in the world, and don't need to spend extra money, unless it will buy me a lot of fun. Looks like each expansion is only 63 sounds and demos very short so I can't get good idea of what included. Also- I was trying to find it on Loopmaster's site and they dont have it there, but it is their plugin. Strange.

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4610 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:38 pm

many good patches. the filter and overdrive are good.
the envelopes are acceptable.
my only real gripe is there are no on/off switches for each layer, just a volume fader.
it's pretty much is what it says on the tin.
modulation may be a bit lacking, but i'm old fashioned and like my bass with bass in it, so not a biggie.
it saves me time here and there, and it's nice and simple.

2657 posts since 14 Mar, 2001 from Stuttgart, Germany

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:05 am

I just stumbled over this plugin today. Wow, that´s one quality thingie when it comes to sound! Top work, gonna get this baby and am very surprised.

94 posts since 8 Jul, 2017

Post Wed May 12, 2021 1:57 am

Not bad at all! It would be even better with more control! They could have two mods: 1 for easy navigation with simple control like they have now and 2 for advanced users

836 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Wed May 12, 2021 4:58 am

Functionality is as basic as it gets, and it´s definitely not a tool for purists who embrace the sonic differences between red and blue SH101s.

If you don´t mind using presets, though, it´s a super efficient way to try out a ton of off beat-basses without searching through 10 plugins and 20 sample banks. The sounds are well-varied, and the quality is usually production-ready.

670 posts since 18 Dec, 2007

Post Wed May 12, 2021 5:16 am

It's good. Some of the sounds are a bit too big when you try to fit them in a track, but there are a lot of solid sound sources in there.

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4610 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Wed May 12, 2021 5:20 am

production quality is solid

still needs mute switches for each 'oscillator' though.
great value none the less ;)

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