Dark sounding Drum n Bass lines

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Drusilla
KVRer
4 posts since 9 Sep, 2007

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:58 am

Hey...

I'm looking for a Synth that can produce really dark, heavy sounding bass lines in the vein of Calyx, Spor, Ewun, Black Sun Empire etc... Or to get these type of bass lines is it more to do with adding effects?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

PTV
KVRAF
2034 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:06 am


wakax
KVRAF
1779 posts since 22 Mar, 2002 from Timisoara, Romania

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:09 am

+1 for mainliner2x

Drusilla
KVRer
4 posts since 9 Sep, 2007

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:15 am

Cool I shall check it you, thanks!

dreaddd
KVRAF
3436 posts since 29 Jun, 2004 from Venezia - Italy

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:16 am

on such task, i put my eyes on this new synth that came out some months ago, called BTC Valsier..
still have to buy it but i think ill jump on it ASAP(particularly if the group buy will happen sometime in the future..:D)

http://audio.betterthanclay.co.uk/

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amiga909
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1501 posts since 29 Apr, 2004

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:25 am

Drusilla wrote:Hey...Or to get these type of bass lines is it more to do with adding effects?
its more common to sample a synth bass (no multisample) and load it in a sophisticated sampler and apply loads of sampling techniques(loop point modulation, layering, etc.).
audio fx are crucial too (distortion, bass-eq, compression, etc.).

as a source you should take a vsti that already has a very fat bass, like vaz modular or korg ms20.
for a synth-only option also check stillwell olga. quite a beast. mainliner alone did not work out for me to produce state-of-the-art d+b basses.

sb.net
KVRian
654 posts since 13 Jan, 2007 from NJ, USA

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:40 am

I can't download mainliner x2!! The server is down:
arcdev is under maintenance
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loachm
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2140 posts since 2 Jan, 2003 from right here...

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:24 am

Drusilla wrote:Or to get these type of bass lines is it more to do with adding effects?
...yup...

Tutorial:

http://www.dogsonacid.com/showthread.ph ... genumber=1

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Chris Walton
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2162 posts since 25 Jan, 2007 from the back room, away from his wife's sight (or so he thinks)

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:45 am

loachm wrote:
Drusilla wrote:Or to get these type of bass lines is it more to do with adding effects?
...yup...

Tutorial:

http://www.dogsonacid.com/showthread.ph ... genumber=1
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warbug
KVRist
425 posts since 16 Aug, 2002 from state college pa

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:46 am

Drusilla wrote:Hey...

I'm looking for a Synth that can produce really dark, heavy sounding bass lines in the vein of Calyx, Spor, Ewun, Black Sun Empire etc... Or to get these type of bass lines is it more to do with adding effects?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!


ill sell you all my .fxp and sysex files for 10K$

S-N-S
KVRAF
2494 posts since 2 Jan, 2008 from denmark

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:50 am

also if you have reaktor theres some nice ensembles that does this good,i finally got reaktor 5 cheap used today,before i only had reaktor session,and i was quite happy about that because it,even if its just session,theres also some good ensembles for that,but now i will use reaktor 5 to run some of the really cool ensembles that didnt run on session

acid bee
glexonic
reeser
terminal glitch
toxonic glitch
loGjammer
shark
manga 3

amiga909
KVRAF
1501 posts since 29 Apr, 2004

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:48 am

warbug wrote: ill sell you all my .fxp and sysex files for 10K$
if u pay me 10k I'll try to make em worth 5k$ :hihi:

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carrieres
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1606 posts since 10 Apr, 2002 from Poissy, France

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:32 am

sb.net wrote:I can't download mainliner x2!! The server is down:
arcdev is under maintenance
robots need love too

back in a jiffy
http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/downl ... nliner-X2/#
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Chopper
KVRAF
1821 posts since 26 Nov, 2005 from Where silence and chaos meet.

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:43 am

try to find one of the billions thread about "reece" or "reese" bass and lead.
It's not what you use, it's how you use it...

warbug
KVRist
425 posts since 16 Aug, 2002 from state college pa

Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:44 am

Drusilla wrote:Hey...

I'm looking for a Synth that can produce really dark, heavy sounding bass lines in the vein of Calyx, Spor, Ewun, Black Sun Empire etc... Or to get these type of bass lines is it more to do with adding effects?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!



i' not being a smart ass but the majority of those sounds you hear and like in DNB can be made with any VA with 2 osc.(i prefer 3 and sub) also Multi band distortion is KEY. distorting the mid and leaving the low intact... :)


may i suggest PlastiCZ to start off with i will supply you with an FXP of a 'reese' for free of charge.

that is a very tutorial but Z3TA+ may be a bit much to start off with and in the end become discouraging. :)


*side note* i can remember in highschool i went from a micromoog to a Prophecy and i became depressed and overwhelmed becuase of the learning curve.


*sidenote2*

since when did everyone get so helpful and nice! i can remember asking similar questions years back and getting laughed off the boards! information like this used to be a carefully guarded secret!! :x :shock:

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