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.
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.
A good bass sound is key to almost any kind of music production, but how can non-bassists ensure they're getting the best results? Joe Albano breaks down better bass for everyone.
Korg tell us the new analog volca Kick synth delivers powerful percussive and chromatic kick, bass, and sub bass sounds. Plus it uses the filter from the MS-20 and has new performance features.
So you know how to make a dub step bass patch in Propellerhead Reason? But maybe it's not as deep and dirty as you'd like? Have no fear, Hollin Jones is here to take your processing to the next level.
Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.
Getting fatter basses in Reason became a lot easier when Thor was introduced. But there's a more old school method to getting distinctive, bigger bass sounds. G.W. reveals his tricks of the trade.
Layering sounds can be an ideal way to enhance an instrument's tone. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner demonstrates how to layer 3 different bass sounds to create a wider stereo mix. Good for all DAWs!
In Part 2 of this Extra Bass series Mike Watkinson demonstrates how to use a simple sine wave generated by the EXS24 to add sub-harmonic content in a controllable way.
I once spoke with John Regan, the bass player for Peter Frampton. I asked how he liked his in-ear monitors and his less than enthusiastic reply stuck with me, "They're ok", and he said, and he went on