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Best Bass Options For Old School Hip-Hop
Old 1 week ago
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Best Bass Options For Old School Hip-Hop

I've been looking at things like Trilian and Modo Bass. I'd like to find a good option that covers a wide range. That being said, I would love a realistic sounding program to fit those needs. I know Trilian has been around for years. Have they updated it? Will they release something new anytime soon? Does Modo sound realistic? I like the idea of having the acoustic bass available but Modo doesn't have it. Which would you recommend to someone who leans more toward old school boom bap type hip-hop. I mostly like to use realistic basses and if it's a synth it's no more than a sub. I'd like to learn to program a synth but haven't.
Old 5 days ago
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Honestly, for the most part, those artists sampled old basslines (that were soloing on songs, usually). You're really not going to replicate that sound with modern bass synths.
Old 5 days ago
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Any of the new Moog offerings wold work just fine for that...
Old 5 days ago
Omnisphere is better than Trillian in terms of bass patches. It can also load Trillian patches if you get it as well as Trillian.
Old 5 days ago
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Firstly, please define “Old School Hip-Hop”. Thant’s potentially a huge umbrella.

I also agree a bass VST is not going to recreate samples of live bass guitars and stand up basses.

It all depends on the sounds you’re trying to make and your standards.
Old 2 days ago
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A simple sine wave keyboard patch can work wonders on boom bap. You could also hire a live bass player, or get one shot bass samples and just pitch them in a sampler like the MPC does when you tune in 16-level. Low pass filter to taste.
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