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Experimental Bass Sound Design Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Bass

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    Noise Bass

    In this video, Thomas shows you how to layer simple waves with noise to create a heavy foundation bass patch. This video also shows how advanced distortion is used to give the bass more punch and aggression, but without compromising on low end frequencies.

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    Sine Compression Bass

    Discover how compressing sine waves with noise can be used to create heavy bass-lines. The result is a bass that is heavily distorted yet clean sounding, which is great for layering with a variety of other patches.

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    Heavy Reese

    Learn how to sculpt more complicated Reese baselines though the use of frequency splitting. This video will show how multiple instances of the same synth patch can be processed and layered together to create a more full sound.

Chapter 2 : Bass Fills

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    Aggressive Modulated Bass

    See how to take a rather simple wavetable patch and transform it into a heavy aggressive bass though the use of bandpass filtering and heavy multiband compression. This patch also makes use of distortion automation in Serum to provide a growl effect.

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    Textured Growl Bass

    Explore how noise can be used as an FM modulator on simple sine waves to create heavy textured growl basses. This bass also shows the importance of distortion as something that can bring body and resonance to your bass patches.

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    Reese Stab

    In this video, Thomas shows how to take a simple Reese bass stab and apply multiband distortion to make it more punchy. This patch also shows how to take the multiband compressor in Serum and use it for frequency sculpting.

Chapter 3 : Melodic Elements

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    8-Bit Stab

    See how though the use of some creative wavetable automation, this lead patch re-creates a classic 8-bit arpeggio stab. Then though the use of heavy compression, Thomas shows how to make this sound punch though a drop creating the perfect lead which can be layered on top of any heavy bass line.

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    Pluck Lead

    In this video, learn how to take a simple wavetable and transform it into a percussive pluck lead. This patch also makes use of reverb to give the lead an interesting pitch modulation effect.

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    Arpeggio Lead

    Watch how to create a classic arpeggio lead, perfect for layering with drop sections to provide an additional melodic element over the top of heavy baselines. This patch also makes use of modulating the mirror modifier on the wavetables in Serum to create subtle phasing effect.

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    Textured Chords

    Last but not least, see how to create a chord patch that can be used as a backing element for drops. This patch also shows how to use a delay effect to create a pitch modulation for the patch.

Product Overview


Sound design wiz Thomas Cochran delivers an Experimental Bass sound design video tutorial series! See how to make the sounds that define this popular electronic music genre, including ways they are used in EB productions. These videos are for electronic music sound designers who are looking for guidance on creating Experimental Bass sounds specifically.

Thomas begins with the quintessential sound of Experimental Bass, the Noise Bass, which is a heavy foundational bass patch upon which many of these songs are based. He then shows how advanced distortion is used to give the bass more punch and aggression, but without compromising the low end frequencies.

Next, you'll see how to make both a Sine Compression Bass patch and a Heavy Reese Bass patch from scratch, which are other staple bass sounds of this genre. Thomas then shows you how to make bass sounds suitable for fills, including an aggressive modulated bass patch, a textured growl bass sound, and a powerful Resse stab sound, perfect for Experimental Bass music.

Last but not least, you'll explore making melodic patches such as an 8-Bit Stab, Pluck Lead, Arpeggio Lead, and a Textured Chord sound, all step by step, so you understand what makes the sounds found in this genre, enabling you to then make your own custom presets from scratch.

To see what these in-depth Experimental Bass sound design tutorials show you, and how you'll be able to make your own authentic sounding Experimental Bass patches from scratch, see the individual Experimental Bass sound design video tutorial descriptions on this page. Start experimenting with Experimental Bass sounds today... Watch "Experimental Bass Sound Design Explained®" now.


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Khoman
Submitted 2 months ago

can be helpful

sorry i speak English a little bit but the best tutorials are when the teacher who explain speak more slowly to let us understand.... or the best thing to had is a subtext


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CandyCaineB
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Modern Sounds, easy to follow along!

Really great sound design, do have to have a lot of plugins though but it can be substituted if you know your way around.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live


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Khoman
Submitted 2 months ago

can be helpful

sorry i speak English a little bit but the best tutorials are when the teacher who explain speak more slowly to let us understand.... or the best thing to had is a subtext

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CandyCaineB
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Modern Sounds, easy to follow along!

Really great sound design, do have to have a lot of plugins though but it can be substituted if you know your way around.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live

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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
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Thomas Cochran electronic musician and multi instrumentalist from Austin Texas, who now lives in Los Angeles. He focuses on creating electronic music that features both ambient and classical influences.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing music at a young age, starting with classical guitar. This started my love for music and eventually expanded into learning other instruments as well. To date, I have had over ten years of classical experience and training as well as additional instrumental experience.

2. What training have you had?

I grew up studying classical guitar and composition and eventually started applying my classical knowledge to learning other instruments as well, ranging from violin, cello, keys, and drums.

3. When did you get intro recording?

I got into recording out of necessity when me and some friends started a band back in high school and couldn't afford studio time. Through this, I learned about music production and recording and haven't looked back since.

4. Why are you so good at training people?

I love learning about the technical aspects of music production, this helps me understand the how music production works under the hood. I have also worked for several years creating music production tutorials online.

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Experimental Bass Sound Design Explained® is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from can be helpful sorry i speak English a little bit but the best tutorials are when the teacher who explain speak more slowly to let us understand.... or the best thing to had is a subtext
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Modern Sounds, easy to follow along! Really great sound design, do have to have a lot of plugins though but it can be substituted if you know your way around.
Date published: 2020-04-17
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