When is a bass more than just a guitar? When it's a full-blown sound design and scoring instrument, as Matt Vanacoro found out with Heavyocity's Scoring Bass...
With over 300 patches covering retro and modern synths, basses, mellow pads, melodic leads & epic fx, this mega collection of patches for Novation's Bass Station II is on sale now.
Software instruments can make authentic-feeling and sounding bass parts, but you'll need to know a few programming tricks. Joe Albano shares his secrets...
If you're after huge, ground shaking bass sounds for your drum'n'bass tracks, Parallax Kontakt Bass Engine from producers Drumsound and Bassline Smith will rock your world.
We caught up with veteran drum'n'bass producers Drumsound and Bassline Smith to talk production, beats, basses and their very own Kontakt bass instrument, Parallax.
iBassist is much more than a virtual bass for your iPad - it's a fully featured sequencer with advanced MIDI I/O that can make yur basslines follow your songs. Hollin Jones explains...
Use this quick technique in any software or hardware synth to create a deep sub bass that can lend weight to the bottom end of your productions.
Here's how to use the classic Step Input method on Roland's Boutique TB-03 bass sequencer and synthesizer to make a cool-sounding acid bass sequence.
Bass House is a genre where your bassline has to be the centre of attention. Watch Adam Pollard (aka. Multiplier) explain how to capture your listeners’ ear and keep them interested.
Not every good synth plugin need cost an arm and a leg. Podolski from U-He is a very capable FREE synth with an awesome arpeggiator. Watch GW Childs design a cool bass pattern inside this beast.
When it comes to mixing a Bass House track there's one sonic element that should dominate the entire track. The bass line. Multiplier shows some practical tips and examples to ensure your bass is big.
If you're having trouble creating basslines, or want a fresh take, this tutorial explores useful concepts every producer should consider when creating a bassline, regardless of the musical style.
During his visit to BPM 2015, Ask.Audio’s Liam O’Mullane aka The Sound Tutor caught up with highly acclaimed d&b producer Icicle to find out more about the tech behind his current live show rig.
You might not reach for the Korg Volca Keys first to make arpeggiated bass lines but, as G.W. Childs demonstrates, it's an excellent choice for the task and is fun and easy to use.
Creating basslines from a pad? Really? Yes, it can be done effectively with a bit of nifty side chaining thrown in to help your Ableton Live basslines stand out from the crowd.