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Questions tagged [bass]

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How to make a basic thick soft bass

I am experimenting with VSTs lately to try to make some nice bass presets I can use (LMMS doesn't have many). So do you have tips on how to make a nice basic bass? I experimented a lot, I usually took ...
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How can I boost/cut different instruments in the same frequency?

Newbie here would be glad to guide me. I want to know if it's possible for example to cut the bass drum maybe by 6dB while keeping the bass guitar or horns intact? The problem is my neighbors. I found ...
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How to recreate the lead/distorted bass in Awolnation - Sail?

I'm not new to music, but a newbie at sound design ! Hence I'm having a lot of fun, but all this is a bit... Hm, overwhelming, to say the least. Anyway, I'm looking to recreate something similar to ...
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How would you synthesize this kind of bass?

I like to recreate sounds from tunes I listen to, especially if they have something unique about them, to get a better understanding of synthesis and the possibilities I might have missed. But the ...
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Recreating This Bass with a VST Synthesizer

I'm hoping someone can put me in the right direction on what sort of bass this is from this dance track and how I'd go about re-creating it with any synthesizer VST, please. I'm using FL Studio, and I ...
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Recording tracks on double bass

So I am recording a double bass quartet song (all arco) and I have two main issues: I'm not sure if my microphone is being positioned best and such to pick up the richest sound possible. I have a ...
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How do I fix bass on earbuds and speakers?

I want you to know that I have no education in music production. I am self-taught now for almost two years. I score orchestral music using FL Studio, but I have a problem. The sounds are different ...
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Reduce bass through wall to neighbour

I like playing loud bass heavy music but I have some problems with a neighbour hearing much of the bass through the wall. I have painted a picture of the situation. The colors are indentified as: ...
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TB-03: sync issue (on Live 9)

Well, I have a TB-03 synced through Ableton. When I press "play" for the first time after opening a project, the TB-03 is correctly synced with the rest of the song, everything works perfectly...until ...
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mixing bass issues

I have problems mixing my bass composed by 4 notes in 4/1 (E3, B2, C#3 and A2 - scale of EMAJ) as the last note sounds much lower than the others. When I try to compress the channel that note won't be ...
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The Other People Place bass sound

I've spent too many time trying to reproduce this kind of smooth and deep bass sound from "It's Your Love" and "Moonlight Rendezvous" from The Other People Place (aka Drexciya...if I'm not making a ...
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Conflict bass / leads

I have some mixing issues with my leads and was wondering if you could give some advice. I'm producing a big room house track and have a melody composed of different lead layers - when the drop comes ...
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Sending bass from VST to bass amp

Our keyboard player plays bass on keyboard. This is going through MIDI to a Steinberg UR22 interface and is then hooked up with a standard Kontakt 5 libary to create bass sound from the MIDI notes. ...
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Novation Bass Station II

I recently bought a Novation Bass Station II and am finding it considerably difficult to adapt to. Most notably, I'm finding it difficult to produce relatively simple tones/timbres. What parameters ...
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Tips for mixing BASS with other low instruments

I'm recording some songs and in one of them I'm using a Tuba, and in another one a pretty low distorted hammond. Should I produce a bass and use it as well or is it better not to record two low ...
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Mixing Subbass and kick. How to replicate this tech house bass

Im currently using the following track for inspiration: I've been really trying to understand/replicate the bass in this track, introduced at 1:02. Im wrestling ...
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Free VSTi for EDM bass?

Since I've started producing music, I've searched for a good VST instrument plug-in for making EDM bass, like in KSHMR's song "Secrets" or similar. I've searched in vst4free and other VST pages, but ...
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Drexciya - You Don't Know

How is the synth that plays at the very start of the tune programmed? Is it an FM synth? Is there a flange effect applied to it? I wish to program something similar in Logic Pro X. How would you ...
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How do psychoacoustic bass enhancers work?

Psychoacoustic bass enhancers, like MaxxBass, are becoming more and more popular. They can make a bass cut through the mix and/or make it more audible in smaller systems, among other things. These ...
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How can I get my bass to come through?

Bass loses volume: Mackie sr32-4 board, Crown xls2500 amp and a Jbl monitor. The bass comes through the amp but literally the volume drops to nearly nothing once all the other instruments start ...
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Placement of monitor speakers: Is it normal to hear a lot more bass when stepping back?

I recently purchased my first pair of studio monitors, KRK Rokit 6's. The instruction manual states... ...and accordingly I've placed the monitors 5' apart and 5' from me, with the acoustic axis ...
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Mixing Without Subwoofers

It's certainly not the ideal scenario, but I'm just starting out in the world of sound design and music production and I could use some clarification on how to mix bass. Hardware Limitations I've ...
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Help me make a patch for this bass stab/pluck?

I'm trying to recreate this heavy and interesting bass stab/pluck that comes over the vocal at the drop of No Quarter by Zac waters. Here's what I'm referring too! If anyone out there can tell me ...
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How can i prevent/reduce bass trapping?

I have to put my monitors in two corners. What can i do to prevent/reduce bass build up issues?
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How to go about synthesising this type of sound?

At around 1.15 mins in a real nice beefy sound is heard, does anybody have any tips on attempting to recreate it? Thanks.
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Headphones vibrate annoyingly with bass? [closed]

I got these headphones a while ago, and they were cheap, so I was expecting problems, but listen to music with a lot of bass has become hard, as every time I do, I get a small vibration in one of the ...
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How would you recreate this bass kick sound?

How would you recreate this bass sounds? I wonder how he can get that wavy effect. Thank you
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Getting a sub bass and a 808 kick to play well together?

I've tried various techniques, like scooping out space for the kick drum out of the bass range in the EQ, but I end up with a weak kick drum! I tried side-chaining the bass to the kick, so when the ...
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How can I make a sub bass that can be heard (at least a bit) on even on crappy systems?

I'm making a song in which the bass has to be as soft and deep as possible but I'd also like people to be able to listen to the song (being the bass an important part of this track) and hear, even if ...
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How to record an 'even' bass

I'm currently recording music using a focusrite 18i8 on logic pro x. I have Pro Tools 11, but have not yet learned how to use it. I am pretty unhappy with the results of my bass guitar recordings. ...
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Recreating Deadmau5 Bass SYnth

I'm trying to recreate the bass synth Deadmau5 uses in his song, "Hey Baby", which can be heard from the start of the song. I have the VST's Massive, FM8 at my ...
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I have a M-Audio MobilePre. Do I need an additional DI unit to record bass guitar?

I think the title says it all. I've tried recording some bass guitar but it didn't come out great, and a friend recommended that I get a DI unit. Thanks for your help.
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Is bass boost harmful?

I recently bought a Sony headphone which has "bass boost", and I really love it. I love it so much that I increased the bass (low frequencies) on every device I use it on, with like 7db and decreased ...
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Detuning multiple voice synth bass - good or bad idea

Some people use and recommend creating sub basses with multiple voices (detuned and sightly panned). They are aiming for a fatter voice (it definitely becomes fatter). Also other people elsewhere say ...
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Brutal synth drop

I just want to know what kind of sound is that (even if both are a bit different) and how to do it if possible (different layers and sounds used, especially the synth). I have Sylenth1 and Massive. ...
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How to describe the bass tone/timbre heard in the examples?

I've been looking around for good sounding bass tones for quite a while. The only problem is that when I do find something, I don't know how to describe it. So here's what I've found. The style could ...
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Low end impacts/thuds

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how to create nice "natural" sounding low end impact/thud type sounds to use as all purpose sweetener layers in impacts and so forth. I have had some ...
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Mixing Environments: How they translate

I'm currently final mixing a low budget feature, here's the deal: I'm mixing in a smallish room (16'x13') on JBL LSR 4328s + sub, set up for 5.1, but i'm not totally sure how to make sure my mix ...
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Looking into bass traps

I'm looking into getting some bass traps for my tiny apartment room. Has anyone heard of The Foam Factory company? They sell foam bass traps and my budget is pretty low. I was thinking about putting ...
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Monitor Subwoofer suggestions (economic)

Hey Im l@@kin to invest some money in reference monitors and a sub. Can anybody drop some suggestions for me? My price range is limited to about 600 american dollars and I have a discount ...
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How can I make this deep thud sound, like a cannon in the distance?

Hi everyone, I'm working on an art project (http://ll.frey.co.nz) and I'd like to synthesize something that sounds like this. It's a low deep bass thud, as heard on Mark Lanegan's glorious cover of '...