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Producing Bass Lines with Output SUBSTANCE

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    Tutorial 1

    Wobble House/Electro Bass


    Larry uses SUBSTANCE to create raspy, cutting basslines with LFO modulation on the filter to create rhythmic bass parts. He adds distortion and EQ to sculpt the sound and fit it in the mix. He also uses Reverb to add interest and automation using a Macro.

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    Tutorial 2

    House & Nu Disco Bass


    Larry focuses on simple analogue tones to create lo-slung bass tones, 808 distorted sine basses and stacked bass perfect for G-House and Nu Disco.

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    Tutorial 3

    Trap Brass & 808s


    Larry uses some of the brass tones in SUBSTANCE to create huge brass stabs. He also creates 808 kicks.

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    Tutorial 4

    Dubstep Bass & Lead Sounds


    Larry accesses the complex waveforms to create a laser style Dubstep lead. He also uses the rhythm section and Flux modulator to create evolving bass wobbles.

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    Tutorial 5

    Analogue Techno Sequences


    Larry uses the step editor assigned to the filter and distortion to create warehouse vibe dirty Techno sequences.

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    Tutorial 6

    Cinematic Bass


    Larry employs the amazing cinematic tones in SUBSTANCE to layer up an evolving, pulsating bass tone tailor made for cinema listening! He also uses SUBSTANCE’s FX to make this sound as interesting as possible.

Output has hit the mark with SUBSTANCE, their new bass synth virtual instrument, and production wiz Larry Holcombe takes you on a video tutorial journey into SUBSTANCE, using it to create bass sounds and lines for a wide variety of genres!

Larry starts off by showing your the finer nuances of creating Wobble House and Electro bass sounds and lines using Substance’s powerful features and effects.

House and Nu Disco bass tones and parts are broken down, followed by how to make the incredibly popular Trap and 808 style productions and lines that are charting big today.

Moving on you’ll see how to create killer Dubstep and lead sounds, analog Techno sequences and even big, cinematic bass sounds and parts perfect for picture, soundtracks and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you have SUBSTANCE and are into EDM or just want to see what you can do with this awesome synth, checkout “Producing Bass Lines with Output SUBSTANCE” now.

Submitted 1 year ago

A bass for every face!

This is a great set of tutorials that really do inspire to get creative for some room shaking sounds. I love this synth, and this has given me a better grasp of how to tame it!

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

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Submitted 1 year ago

Demonstrates the deep feature set of substance.

Helped familiarize me with the unique Output user interface.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Producing Bass Lines with Output SUBSTANCE is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A bass for every face! This is a great set of tutorials that really do inspire to get creative for some room shaking sounds. I love this synth, and this has given me a better grasp of how to tame it!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Demonstrates the deep feature set of substance. Helped familiarize me with the unique Output user interface.
Date published: 2017-02-21