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How to make that hip hop sub bass?

I'm looking to add some sub bass lines to a song. Just basically low tones held out like a 4 chord progression. How do people typically add these. I'm using Nuendo and i have some vsti synths, but i couldn't find any like what i was looking from them. Are there specific bass vsti that'll produce something like that. I would like to record it via mia because then i could play it on the keyboard and have an idea of what i'm doing.

any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Do you have any minimoog plugins. The classic subby sound is from a minimoog or a se1-X. Creamware made a great minimoog but it requires one of their cards.

There is a new moog vsti plugin that is very goog but i cant remember the name
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Also by cutting/low passing the top end off some other synths could leave a subby sound for a quick result
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I can make a sine wave in wavelab, but how do i go about getting the different tones that would correspond to a keyboard. Use a sampler?

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You can download freeware vstis from here . including samplers and bass

HERE

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yep, use the sampler!
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Just sample an 808 kick!
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try a dbx sub harmonic synth
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Try the ES1 sine wave patch. Its exactly what you're looking for. HUGE SUB BASS. PERIOD.
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spectrasonics trilogy
an amazing product but complete overkill for adding a bit of sub bass to a mix!

just to be like Jules

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use the kick to trigger a sinewave that has a gate on it.

Neil Case ( Bass Mechanic ) has used that trick for years.

This ensures the tone is in the same key as your kick and the rest of the song.

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low pass filter anything

ive got some great subs out of all sorts of things, disco, film soundtracks etc.
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If you happen to have one or know someone who has one, sample the sine wave from any of the AKAI S series.
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this worked for me when I used to rock my korg x5 with studio vision.

GM FLUTE patch

transposed down two octaves..o how ever low to get it to sound like a camaro(IROCZ) on a hot sunday
cheap man sub bass
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Basically any sound by cutting the hf and mf, good plugin for bass boost : Renaissance Bass.
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hopefully he's figured it out in the 5 years since he posted...
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use the kick to trigger a sinewave that has a gate on it.

Neil Case ( Bass Mechanic ) has used that trick for years.

This ensures the tone is in the same key as your kick and the rest of the song.

Can someone explain to me what this means?
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a gate automatically reduces the volume to -INF (infinity) once the volume of a single track is below a thresh hold...setting it at the proper setting allows the "pluck" sound to dissappear (since i think it would be under the thresh hold, depending on how you set it)...i think just setting a low pass to fairly low should do the trick..always works for me...
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oo wow..i just realized its been five to 6 years since this thread opened...talk bout recycle..
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triangle waves are often better sources for subbass, because they have just slightly more top and mid to them, so you get a little more definition in the mix.

also try a sawtooth mixed in 1octave above the sine/triangle to give that classic growl in the mid but still with plenty of sub.
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