The sustained bass part isn't to hard to get but I'm having trouble with the initial pluck. I've tried different waves on different synths with all kinds of compression and i can't get anywhere close. I cant get the punchiness of it either. Usually when i try to recreate a sound i can get it pretty close but this one has me stumped. It sounds like it should be fairly straight forward.
Last edited by Robson; 1st February 2013 at 10:26 AM..
Reason: made a mistake
Well, with free-running oscillators it may depend per note on when the bass sounds the most punchy. Imagine a sinewave; the attack is going to be different when you start playing it from zero or its peak. By sampling the sound, you guarantee the same phase start for every note (in case your synth doesn't have phase reset options).
That's what I thought you meant. I don't think that would be the cause with a soft synth. I tried it with a saw wave with sylenth and it sounds fairly close but i can't get that super hard attack anywhere near what he has. I've tried using two synths, one for the attack part and one for the sustained part and then compressing the attack part a lot and dropping an envelope shaper on it And Eqing a bunch but it's just not there. I'm wondering if there's some trick I don't know about.