Lately Bass

How to make that sound...
rustman
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1123 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Post Thu May 15, 2014 8:05 pm

I see a lot of versions of this in various factory patch banks. What is the origin of the name? I would guess that it emulates a sound of a particularly popular song or genre, but what? Anyone wanna take a minute and school me?

Yeah, I admit it. I don't have a clue. :oops:
In rotation here: Hammock- Stranded Under Endless Sky

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Teezdalien
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224 posts since 30 Aug, 2011 from Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Post Thu May 15, 2014 8:46 pm

Afaik, this widely used bass preset originated in Yamaha's TX81Z synth module, but as for how the actual name came about I'm not sure tbh.
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rustman
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1123 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Post Thu May 15, 2014 9:27 pm

I see. I'll bet it was as popular as the James Brown "Whoa..Hey" sample was back in the day.
In rotation here: Hammock- Stranded Under Endless Sky

Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Thu May 15, 2014 9:30 pm

Isnt it a copy of the bass sound from janet jacksons 'what have you done for me lately' ?

rustman
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Post Thu May 15, 2014 9:34 pm

I was thinking the same thing. Sounds like the right era and it's the only song that comes to mind with the word lately in it. The two guys that were doing her music were really on top back then.
In rotation here: Hammock- Stranded Under Endless Sky

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filter303
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622 posts since 14 Jun, 2006 from Finland

Post Thu May 15, 2014 9:50 pm

Lately Bass is a preset number C15 in Yamaha TX81z. I kept my unit for one purpose only.. and that was to play this sound (I've heard other people doing the same thing). It's a very nice sounding bass that layers really well analog sounds. Lately Bass can be heard a lot in early 90's electronic music. Good news is that you can get to know this legendary sound by yourself if you have a synth that is capable of playing .sfz files. Here is a free Lately Bass SFZ from patcharena:

http://patcharena.com/downloads/comment ... 20e645b280

Here is some more info of TX81Z

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct99/a ... hatx81.htm
http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/tx81z.php

And here is an old track of mine that uses this preset:

https://soundcloud.com/filter303/house-music-2011-edit

Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Thu May 15, 2014 10:12 pm

The JJ track was released before the TX, so im guessing the original was from a diff synth.

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Aloysius
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35286 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Thu May 15, 2014 10:20 pm

Valve 4 Op For Kontakt 4 & 5

Valve 4 Op is a detailed sample library of sounds from the Yamaha TX81Z

http://www.binarymusic.co.uk/valve-4-op.html
All of the instruments are multi-sampled, but with Lately Bass we have gone to extremes – 12 velocity layers and 420 un-looped samples.
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Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Have_ ... _Me_Lately

The famous "LatelyBass" preset on the Yamaha TX81Z (used extensively on house and techno songs of the late 1980s and 1990s) was based on the bass tone of this song, and subsequently named after it as well.
Last edited by Aloysius on Thu May 15, 2014 10:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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rustman
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Post Thu May 15, 2014 10:32 pm

Now we're cooking. I'm going to revisit this sound and get a feel for how it is used. If you haven't guessed, I'm trying to build a strong foundation to work from. I have a lot to learn. Click my soundcloud linky for proof...
In rotation here: Hammock- Stranded Under Endless Sky

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