Continue your week on a groovy note! (sic) with the second of this two-part tutorial on creating an EDM House Groove using Logic Pro by Darren Burgos.  
Analog Bass Clean preset.
Sawtooth wave.
Glide settings.
The filter settings.
Env 3 release.
Global parameters.
The bass part.
Compression settings.
Clip Distortion plugin.

Darren started making music on computers when he was a teenager in 1987. His first computer was an Amiga, and when he realized the power of computer-based production, his addiction for making electronic music began. Darren switched to Mac in 1994 and started using Logic Pro. He's been involved in many music projects over the years incl... Read More


These have been the best logic tuts on here ever, and that's saying something! Thank You!
Darren Burgos
I'm so glad to hear it! Thank-you!
Gary Hiebner
Another great article Darren. I usually jump for Massive or FM8 to create some crazy Electro House bass sounds. Now I'll jump to the ES2 as well.
Magic Fingers
Simple and very effective solutions for creating phat bass lines!!! It's always nice to stick with the Logic plug-ins when I can. This will save me time, and my laptop will thank me when i'm processing a ton of tracks at once!
AKA Adam
Hey Darren,
I got lost on step 13. Where do I add that extra compressor? And do I have to turn the send up on the kick? Otherwise it's sounding great!


Darren Burgos
Thanks Adam. You want to output the kick first to any available bus. You do this because virtual instrument's can't yet be directly used as a side chain source. Remember what bus you output to, then go back to the bass and add another compressor. From it's side chain selector (top right) select the same bus you just output the kick to. That should do it!
I get lost on the 13th step too.
Also, the sound of the bass is awful and covers the drums all the way.
A help would be really appreciated, thank you

Darren Burgos
13 is a vital step ...the kick will knock the gritty top sound's volume back only when the kick actually hits. You could also use other sources for the side chain kick, snare, hats output to a bus. Yeah, the sound is a little "clicky." It's a great source though for continued tweaking, and the idea is to get you thinking about these kind of channel strip chains.
Erick Valerin
Hey Darren, a little late on these tutorials but better late than never. On step 12 when I added the EQ, the baselines volume shot up to +12.8. Is that just part of the process to achieve the sound or did I do something wrong ? Either way the limiter at the end helped bring the volume back down. Thanks for the tutorials.

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