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Frustrated with bass sound
Old 19th March 2019
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Frustrated with bass sound

I have been trying to make a sound like this 808/sub bass for way too long.


Seems really simple, distort/saturate a sine or square wave right? Problem is, even after my best efforts and EQ the sound I get sounds like a distorted/saturated sine or square wave, not like this.

If I'm able to get that thick midrange tone I'm looking for, it usually ends up sounding mostly like a 5th or 7th interval from whatever note the original sub bass is, which doesn't work with how I want to use it. Looking to have the midrange represent the same note that the sub bass is.

If you were to try to make this sound from scratch how would you do it?
Old 19th March 2019
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It's not a distorted 808, its an analog synth bass with a little fuzz.
Old 20th March 2019
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there are 2 different sounds being layered there; one of them is the kick drum that has a lot of sub frequencies to it (which stays at a constant pitch), and then there's the actual bass synth on top of it.
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