How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

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How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by djdeeenbee » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:10 am

I have been wondering how for the past few weeks how to get/achieve a good bassline because im also planning on making some drum & bass as well as oldskool
do you use bass samples or create a whole new bassline?
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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by samuel » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:07 pm

I'm a bit different to most when it comes to using FL Studio. I tend to use a lot of samples (because I'm used to that from my tracker background) rather than VSTi's. So for bass I often use bass samples, one notes though which I then arrange in the piano roll. Same goes for many other elements including drums but for stuff like strings, pianos etc. I rather choose an VSTi.

It also depends on what style I'm writing, for example when making electro I use VSTi's more but I thought this was about oldschool now.

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by DazzF » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:52 pm

I tend to go the other way and use VSTi's, Massive and Preditor are good. I invest a lot of time understanding how to put the patches together rather than just use an out of the box bass, the these two have plenty of presents to get you started and of course YouTube is full of bass howto's

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by djdeeenbee » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:23 pm

cheers guys :)
@ dazz f ive got some more tunes i made today (one of them has chopped breaks oh yes)
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=49d0 ... eaa7bc68bc

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by DazzF » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:10 am

Ez fella,

Another Tune, gr8 old-skool sound to this one m8, I lot of people on here will fee this one. =D>

Happiness, I love a bit of 4x4 happy hardcore, and I liked this m8, think it's the best one =D> =D> =D>

How long you been producing? Tried anything a bit more Nu-Rave/HCB/J-Tek yet? or is that not your thing?

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by djdeeenbee » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:03 pm

I got fruityloops about a month ago
and I suppose you could class Another Tune as Hardcore Breaks
I was planning on making some DnB but I think I will make some more oldskool type tunes until I can get my hands on maybe a couple of sample packs :)

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by Soundbwoy » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:47 pm

read up on synthesis for bass.
Its best to have like 3 copies of a bass part and split it into his mids and lows or swap the lows for a sub.

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by aike » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:28 pm

Plenty of movement as well, ie chorus flanging lfo especially good as said above when you split freqs and have different effects on each band.

Something else to try is go through the presets on a synth, then re-sample it ie record a long note as audio then go to town with fx, then rinse and repeat as many times as you can for crazy feedback fx nice!

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by inferno » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:23 pm

For DNB, Vanguard, Albino 3 & NI Massive are all good.

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by DazzF » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:04 pm

I've been playing with this today, it's very good, has some nice presets, I've not had a go at writting my own yet but check it out.....

Reese Machine http://www.kvraudio.com/get/4080.html

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Re: How to get a good bassline in FL Studio?

Post by AlexWise » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:10 pm

For D&B, Massive.
It's one of the best/most commonly used options, mostly due to it's performance LFO's, although I should note FL studio has something called the Love Philter, which does the same thing.

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