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fatten up bassline plugin

Post by hNRk » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:00 pm

Hey!

how do you guys treat your baselines? and what plugins/effects do you use to fatten em up?

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Re: fatten up bassline plugin

Post by Barfunkel » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:17 pm

It's easier to have a fat synthesizer than to try to fatten a thin sounding bassline. MUCH easier.

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Re: fatten up bassline plugin

Post by ICN » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:28 pm

+1

you probably want to think about doing a few layers..

or have a few osc's going at same time..

or make a little chord out of your patch.

THEN - you'll be in the best place to begin.

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Re: fatten up bassline plugin

Post by tone-def » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:39 pm

i very rarely do any processing on my bass.

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Re: fatten up bassline plugin

Post by Phase Ghost » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:06 pm

Lately, most of my basslines are a sine or triangle into wave folder with fairly gentle settings and finally a lowpass filter to tweak it just right. No other processing.

What makes a bass line fat is how it sits in the mix and room in the frequency range it occupies to stand out. For instance, if your bassline has some subtle upper harmonics that make it sound fat, it's critical that the other elements in your track let those shine through.

Another thing that has been discussed at lengths on this forum is tuning your bass to your kick drum (and the rest of the track for that matter). If your kick and bass aren't tuned to each other, it's probably going to sound shitty and thin. I can't believe all the years that went by without me doing this. It changed the low end on my tunes immediately.

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Re: fatten up bassline plugin

Post by Mono-xID » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:26 pm

what you mean exactly with "tune to each other"...does this mean for example,my bass is at G,then my kick has to hit on G too??

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Re: fatten up bassline plugin

Post by ICN » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:35 pm

@mono.. Think he means in the same Key.

Or at least in something that sounds somewhat pleasing to the ear.

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Re: fatten up bassline plugin

Post by AK » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:43 pm

ICN wrote:+1



or make a little chord out of your patch.

THEN - you'll be in the best place to begin.
Chords from bass? Dude this is just wrong before it begun.....c'mon man!

To the OP, buy an SH-101 - happy bass days! Filled my gap and satisfied me....

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