neuformat wrote:What do you guys do for bass?
neuformat wrote:So I'm really not into synthesizers. Just realized that recently, and I'm wondering what are some of the ways people make bass without them. It seems every piece of advice or tutorial I come across is about synthesis. I'm looking to make a big fat bass (like Burial, etc....). What do you guys do for bass?
TheSoundCenter wrote:It's computer music man, the possibilities are literally infinite. You could resample a fucking bear or something, be creative! I love using pizz. double bass/contrabass multisamples, because it sounds so organic and jazzy. If I owned any real bass instruments, I'd play them, record them, process to all hell. Maybe you could lowpass and pitch shift your voice? Depends what kind of music you produce (future garage, possibly? :p), but just resample stuff and fuck shit up. These are just some off-the-wall suggestions, but you can do whatever the hell you want!
neuformat wrote:Good points! I like the sound of synths, just don't feel like putting the effort in to learning how to program well, or buying a great plug-in. Thanks for the tips.
Stealth Elf wrote: What worries me here is that if you don't want to learn how to use a plug in then choosing a sampler may not be much better as they still require a lot of work to get the hang of. Maybe just find a decent free synth and stick to presets? Most synths have real nice presets these days, most people enjoy making their own sounds instead but if that's not for you I say that's probably the best road to go down.
That said, if you're passionate about music and about making it then I'm sure you will enjoy using synths after you put a little elbow grease in. Making your own sounds can be wonderfully fulfilling.
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