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bass synths

Post by alan » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:03 pm

hello.
can anyone recommend a good software bass synth for macs?
thanks
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Post by [b]racket » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:16 pm

I have recently been using the demo version of Blue. Thinking of upgrading to the full package soon...

http://www.robpapen.com/synths/blue/

Subtractor and Maelstrom in Reason are also pretty good..

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Post by alan » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:22 pm

thanks, im not a big fan of reason tho.
do u know any good hardware synths that arn't to expensive?

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Post by omen » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:22 pm

albino 2 is amazin

v station aswell an the malstrom is reason is another gd one

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Post by bunzer0 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:29 pm

dunno for Mac but i like "Synapse Junglist Vstv3.2" and "Synapse Audio Hydra v2.1 VST Instrument" or even "anarchy swarm synth vsti v1.0.1" and "Triangle II rgc Audio" or "VSTi - Arturia - Arp 2600 V v1.0 - H2O", .........
So many choice to make basses !
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Post by r33lc4sh » Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:41 pm

as always i recommend v-station 8)
http://redekonstrukcje.org
hardest and toughest sound system of freezing east

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Post by bunzer0 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:42 pm

r33lc4sh wrote:as always i recommend v-station 8)
yep it's a classic !

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Post by taxidriver » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:28 am

I have a Yamaha An1x. You can make a fat bass sounds with it but the presets are shit though.

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Post by mathhead » Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:19 am

Arturia's minimoog vst is absolutely amazing - their arp 2600 is brilliant too but you need a hefty system to run it. Also the imposcar is fantastic, and i recently started using logic's built in es1 and es2 after reading that loefah (i think) used them. you can get some good sounds out of it. The korg ms-20 vst is also great.

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Post by alan » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:21 pm

Taxidriver wrote:I have a Yamaha An1x. You can make a fat bass sounds with it but the presets are shit though.
lol, all presets are shit.
wouldn't mind getting a hardware synth tho, i have lots of nice guitar pedals to run it thro

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Post by c0p » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:53 pm

Taxidriver wrote:I have a Yamaha An1x. You can make a fat bass sounds with it but the presets are shit though.
agreed. also i recommend nord modular...

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Post by unlikely » Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:35 pm

FL 404, 3x Osc or Buzz Generator synths are my fave at the mo..

nice warm PURE sounds that you can sculpt yourself, with fancy vst's I find even the preset on startup usually has so much effect and modulation you have to spend half an hour just stripping back to the oscilators before you can start buildiong your sound

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Post by andythetwig » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:25 am

unlikely wrote:FL 404, 3x Osc or Buzz Generator synths are my fave at the mo..

nice warm PURE sounds that you can sculpt yourself, with fancy vst's I find even the preset on startup usually has so much effect and modulation you have to spend half an hour just stripping back to the oscilators before you can start buildiong your sound
it doesn't take that long to switch off the effects!

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Post by grodin » Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:09 am

Just wanted to add a hardware synth that is the absolute tits for bass: the Waldorf Pulse. You can only get them second hand now, but they go for £200 or less, and they're fat as fuck.

I've not tried it specifically for dubstep, but I can't remotely imagine it wouldn't tear your face of in this sound too.

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Post by 7 below » Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:37 am

andythetwig wrote:
unlikely wrote:FL 404, 3x Osc or Buzz Generator synths are my fave at the mo..

nice warm PURE sounds that you can sculpt yourself, with fancy vst's I find even the preset on startup usually has so much effect and modulation you have to spend half an hour just stripping back to the oscilators before you can start buildiong your sound
it doesn't take that long to switch off the effects!
yeah and most vsts have an initial setting anyhow, even if it isn't the default

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Post by logos » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:52 pm

Its all about resampling from where ever and sculpting in your sampler - imo.

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Post by Citrus Boy » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:02 pm

Spectrasonics Trilogy for sub
Synapse Junglist/Novakill EgoKiller for midrange bass..

I use plenty more vsti's for bass but these are my 3 favorites..fruity's own 3xosc and sytrus aint to bad either

I spent about 2 months building my own patches in junglist, egokiller, etc..

Doing the same thing now with malstrom/subtraktor in reason. Those two synths are fucking wicked..

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Post by dj $hy » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:18 am

where do you start!

Trilogy is deep, nice low enders but very limited.
Ravity S is nice, Ultra Focus, Blue, Zeta, Octopuss and minimonsta are all top notch softsynths

Check BFD Drums for your hits n kicks too, nice bit of kit

Cant beat a bit of hardware tho...
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Post by toxin » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:06 pm

imposcar, v-station, es1, octopuss, blue and albino 2 are all good for bass...
You shuld be able to get a decent sub sound out of almost any synth by using the filters and so on....

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Post by kams1 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:00 pm

z3ta is the shiz, real easy to use as well excellent effects section, did some1 say lfos or oscillators? damn :D

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