Its 2013: Best VST for EDM bass
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Its 2013: Best VST for EDM bass

I realize there's tons of threads on best whatever, but these things change all the time. And since we're already a month into 2013, I'd like to hear your vote for best bass synth VST for EDM

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mine goes for Image-Line Harmor no question
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it's 2013 and people still refer to all plug-ins as "VSTs"

and how are we supposed to know the "best" anything of the year if we're not even a month in? usually people wait until the end of the year to make such decisions...
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well,best is diva for me and some reaktor ensembles that cut through everything and sit so good that thats amazing as for vst.

FM8 also sits fantastic in mix
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A plugin that has oscillators, envelopes and filters that you like over some other plugin. I have many that I like, each for certain kind of bass.

You are maybe referring to some specific sort of bass that needs an example? Otherwise this thread ends up with each and every plugin available today.

My favorites are D-16 LuSH for plucky sawtooth, TAL-U-NO-LX for chorusy bass, SEM V for pulse, Synapse Dune for more detailed stuff. DCAM Strobe is great for punchy bass too.
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Nut up, get a Virus and be done with it already man!!

But seriously, most people I know have been/are getting hyper about all of this analog stuff coming around.. pick your flavor and run with it I say!!!
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it's 2013 and people still refer to all plug-ins as "VSTs"

and how are we supposed to know the "best" anything of the year if we're not even a month in? usually people wait until the end of the year to make such decisions...
There is no reason to be so upset about this topic. Maybe lay off the boards for a while, you're getting stressed out.

Anyways, u-he Diva.

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My favorite two are:

Trillian & Diva.

What's kind of cool to do is to make a bass on Diva, then use a simple sine wave oscillator from Trillian for the extra low weight.

The Arp 2600 or the stock sine wave works awesome for this.

Have to get both of them talking together well and totally in the pocket for the best results.
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keep it on topic please?
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I realize there's tons of threads on best whatever, but these things change all the time. And since we're already a month into 2013, I'd like to hear your vote for best bass synth VST for EDM

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What kind of EDM are you refering to? Techno, house, drumandbass, etc?
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I realize there's tons of threads on best whatever, but these things change all the time. And since we're already a month into 2013, I'd like to hear your vote for best bass synth VST for EDM

Cheers
I don't think this is an answerable question. One there are a lot of genre's that could be considered edm and they each vary significantly in instrumentation. Two, the best vst can't be shown to you by another person.

The best vst is the one that you understand and helps you get creative results while sounding good.

I could say massive because a lot of people love massive, but I hate it because of its interface and design.

I personally really like to use dune because I get good results out of it.
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There is no reason to be so upset about this topic. Maybe lay off the boards for a while, you're getting stressed out.
who are you my therapist? lmao

this thread is just all wrong, im out
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Classic bass synths = Diva
Wacko dub-steppy and beyond = Sugar Bytes' Cyclop
Lazer-like post techno music bass = NI Razor
Totally experimental bass = Reaktor modules

Just my opinion.
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A sampler plugin + samples of my hardware
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I could say massive because a lot of people love massive, but I hate it because of its interface and design.
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This just goes to show how subjective these things are. I love the Massive interface and workflow more than any other synth VST I've used. In fact, the way in which you wire things together in Massive has really helped me to understand synth programming in general, especially when it comes to hardware where things aren't as graphical or as clearly laid out. Massive just makes things more clean and intuitive.

That said, I use my Virus TI Snow and old school Virus A for pretty much everything these days. I mainly use VST's to sketch out ideas first.


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Massive is still a force,

I was using U-HE Ace last night on a project, nice sub.
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Nut up, get a Virus and be done with it already man!!
I actually have a Virus B, just never been thrilled with the low end. It's good, but as software is improving all the time, I like to keep my options open.
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I don't think this is an answerable question. One there are a lot of genre's that could be considered edm and they each vary significantly in instrumentation. Two, the best vst can't be shown to you by another person.

The best vst is the one that you understand and helps you get creative results while sounding good.

I could say massive because a lot of people love massive, but I hate it because of its interface and design.

I personally really like to use dune because I get good results out of it.
Valid comments. I stated EDM though to exclude bass plugs designed to emulate bass guitar.

With respect to all EDM genres being different, yes true, but I'm not really a preset user, so any plugin that is capable of producing a solid synth bass is an option for me. I make techno and techy-psy stuff fwiw.

To other posters on the Uhe stuff, yeah, I downloaded the demos and find them pretty good in the LF department. Ace better than Diva in my opinion.
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it's 2013 and people still refer to all plug-ins as "VSTs"

and how are we supposed to know the "best" anything of the year if we're not even a month in? usually people wait until the end of the year to make such decisions...
Sorry, but I never stated "the best anything of 2013"

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I actually have a Virus B, just never been thrilled with the low end. It's good, but as software is improving all the time, I like to keep my options open.

The old Virus A was my only hardware synth for a long time, up until I got the Virus TI Snow recently. I really struggled getting low end that I was happy with out of the A, I couldn't get it to pump out anything that was both deep and clear. Anything it spit out was either deep and muddy or punchy and not deep. However, just a couple nights ago I dialed up a couple nice bass and sub-bass patches on the Snow that I'm VERY happy with.
:-)

I know better than to make broad sweeping statements based on my own unique case, especially since I'm no expert in synthesis. But so far the Snow's been working better in the low end for me.
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Sorry, but I never stated "the best anything of 2013"

Peace.
It's probably the thread title and first post that's throwing people off.
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Wave alchemy pro-2 FTW!!
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I like Reaktor lazerbass and razor. DCAM strobe is also good.
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Reaktor is best for everything, no more VSTi questions. Close forum. Delete posts.

Same as last year though, Albino, ACE, Predator, Aalto, FM8, Dcam... same for years now.
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I would say Diva but f**** my CPU like no other...sometimes I use old hardware synths samples in Kontakt and I must say they're punchy enough

edit: answering the OP....DIVA & ACE for me

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Sylenth patches with eq bass boost will get the job done. Imho
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I'm excited about trying sylenth this year but from my interactions with people who use softies:

Dubstep/guetta-y radio trance: Nexus, Predator, Skrillex likes fm8.
Trap: same but add vanguard
Electro house/French touch: Massive
Classic house/techno: hardware. Maybe FM8.
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