How to make bass drops, Bass bombs, Booms whatever.
Old 6th December 2008
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How to make bass drops, Bass bombs, Booms whatever.

Hey.

I know you will just say search google etc etc etc etc.
But google does not help at all.
I have read threads about making them and none help.

So how do i make a bass drop?
In garageband preferably.

Or if someone is willing could they make me a bass drop in D.



Thanks.


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Old 6th December 2008
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Now quite sure what you mean by a bass drop ?

Do you mean like the sound of a long TR808 Kick - 'Boooommmm' ? this has no key tho. - In some dance tracks they use the long 808 kick once ever two bars on an odd beat to give a big bomb.
Old 6th December 2008
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You're probably right, about it not having a key.

I downloaded alot of tr808 samples and none of them was what i wanted.
I want something that really explodes your speakers with loudness/basseyness.

Its used alot in metalcore music and the like.
Ill try and find a song with an example.
Old 6th December 2008
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best bass drops/bombs ive ever done were on Roland SH-2. powerful yet smooth. with filter in self oscillation - this sine wave beats any sine created at oscillator level. u set fitler env to loong decay and sustain to zero, and release to the same ammount as decay (in case u just wanna hit it staccato and leave it to play itself out).


depending on the effect youre going for, if u add a touch of saturation or drive to this, to give it edge, it will become more deadly and stick out in the mix. i used clipping of converters.. it works wonders.
Old 6th December 2008
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Don´t know what exactly you´re thinking of, next best thing coming to my mind is Slipknot´s Gematria. at 3:30 there might be what you´re after.

YouTube - Slipknot - Gematria(The Killing Name) full song

Please don´t throw stones after me, bad Quality Example (at least it isn´t my Upload, )
Old 6th December 2008
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Really simple bass drop or rise

Get a sine wave on a synth - then set a pitch modulation to an envelope or something and adjust the attack of the envelope and also the modulation to negative or postive so it either goes up in pitch or down in pitch say -64 is down and + 64 is up

The faster the attack the quicker it gets from a-b up or down so to speak

Thats a really simple one
Old 6th December 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by digital 1010 View Post
Get a sine wave on a synth - then set a pitch modulation to an envelope or something and adjust the attack of the envelope and also the modulation to negative or postive so it either goes up in pitch or down in pitch say -64 is down and + 64 is up

The faster the attack the quicker it gets from a-b up or down so to speak

Thats a really simple one

He nailed it!!!

All your doing is assigning an env to the pitch of an osc!


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Old 6th December 2008
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Pull up a synth (ES1 ideally if it is in garageband)

Assign the LFO to Pitch and adjust the rate and amount to taste.

That will give you your bass drops

Cheers
Old 7th December 2008
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Another way to do it is change the amount of pitch bend which is normally like + - 2 to something more extreme and then just move the pitch wheel.

I prefer the env method out of all of them as you can get right in there and set it just as you want .
Old 14th December 2008
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pop in an 808 sample from the TR808 WAV set (I think there is an active link for it on another forum, search google), and add about 6db of intensity with the Waves RBass plugin.


BOOM


but make sure ya highpass at 30Hz, otherwise you'll be fat.
Old 21st November 2010
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2 steps to a great bass drop

I made a video explaining how to make an awesome bass drop in 2 steps using pro tools. If you like the bass drops in A Day to Remember, Motionless in White, The Word Alive, Our Last Night or any other heavy bands I've recorded, then this tutorial is perfect for you. Let me know if it helps!

YouTube - How To Make a Bass Drop Using Pro Tools in Just 2 Steps
Old 21st November 2010
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I never used to understand why people had to ask about this - then I realised that if you haven't got a synth with an oscillating filter, it wouldn't be obvious. Anyway, I'm curious to hear some heavy music with bass drops, does anyone want to share?
Old 23rd August 2011
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Old 23rd August 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imaketunes View Post
Assign the LFO to Pitch and adjust the rate and amount to taste.
Envelopes are better since they do not rely on retriggered LFO's. try retriggering the LFO on an SH-101.

of course you could just sample the sound and be on your way
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