Snoop Dogg - "Ain't no fun" Bass sound
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Get a minimoog
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Thanks for the quick answer,it was my first thought but I never heard a minimoog sound this particular distorted/saturated way.Can you point me to some other record that contains such particular minimoog tones ?
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A lot of Dre's stuff from around that time has that sort of bass. The distortion/saturation is probably from the gear it has been tracked and mixed through. You can get minimoogs to sound pretty dirty on their own if you just play around with the tone though.
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That Mophatt wasn't invented until 2000. The Chronic came out in 92.

Those classic G-Funk basslines were moogs and/or studio electronics stuff, I believe.

To get that distortion you feed the output back into the input and it distorts the sound. However I get pretty much the same exact sound on my little phatty with just a plain triangle wave with no distortion or overdrive. I just nudge the variable waveshaper up slightly from triangle into the saw wave territory. The triangle gives it that fat round bottom, and the little bit of saw wave frequencies give it that distorted edge sound. Then adjust the cutoff depending how bassy you want it. No resonance, no keybd tracking, all adsr pretty much flat on the filter iirc

If you don't have a moog or SE synth, you might be able to program something similar on that free arturia minimoog V softsynth. It'll probably sound similar, just may not be as fat.
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Thanks for the quick answer,it was my first thought but I never heard a minimoog sound this particular distorted/saturated way.Can you point me to some other record that contains such particular minimoog tones ?
The doggystle intro, dre day, deez nuts, just doggin, all have pretty much that same bass sound. I think Warren G actually produced Aint no Fun, not Dre. Check out The Twinz first album, produced all by Warren G. He used a lot of that bass sound on that album, iirc.
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That Mophatt wasn't invented until 2000. The Chronic came out in 92.

Those classic G-Funk basslines were moogs and/or studio electronics stuff, I believe.
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I didn"t write the article I just googled it
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I didn"t write the article I just googled it
I know, I wasn't correcting you, just clarifying for the OP.

I wouldn't trust yahoo answers for hip hop production info though, just so you know for the future, lol.
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Minimoog w/ signal fed through built in external input for feedback. Simpler than it sounds, I've even stumbled on it by accident with u-he Diva (default setup is based on Moog).

Far as hearing it: if you've heard Parliament, you've probably heard that sound already. Really.
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Thank you all for the answers guys!
I admit I could answer myself but in this particular song,I can't explain exactly why,I was in doubt if I was missing something.
From what I've read( (from an interview to Snoop Dogg) Warren G produced only the soft lead sound for "Ain't no fun" and Dre composed the beat around it.
I love hip hop culture and sound but I come from other musical lands and I just began to deeply explore this world so I apologize for my ignorance.
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