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Review: Heavyocity Scoring Bass
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...
May. 15, 2019
Ultimate Patches Releases Bass Station Master Collection Vols 1&2
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.
Feb. 13, 2019
A Producer's Guide To Programming Realistic Bass Lines
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...
Dec. 17, 2018
Review: Parallax Kontakt Bass Engine
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.
Oct. 19, 2018
Interview: Drumsound and Bassline Smith
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.
Oct. 11, 2018
Review: iBassist for iPad
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...
Aug. 16, 2018
How To Design A Punchy Sub Bass In Under 4 Minutes
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.
Jun. 20, 2018
Here's How To Create A Classic Acid Bassline With Roland's TB-03
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.
Nov. 29, 2017
Producing Bass House? Here's How To Get the Bass To Stand Out
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.
DJ & Live Performance
Oct. 23, 2016
Build An Awesome Bass Line Using U-He's Free Synth Podolski's Arpeggiator
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.
Oct. 4, 2016
Bass Line Mixing Tips for Bass House
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.
Sep. 28, 2016
Producer Tips: Creating Basslines for Beginners
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.
May. 18, 2016
Interview: Icicle on Ableton & Maschine Production and Performance Workflow
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.
The Sound Tutor
Sep. 24, 2015
Making Killer Arp Bass Lines with Korg Volca Keys
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.
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 10, 2015
Make Bad Ass Basslines From Boring Pads in Ableton Live
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.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 1, 2014
Free Sound Pack: AAM Digital Vs Analog, Vol 1
Want free basslines for your tracks? With an analog and digital cocktail? How about a 50 MB pack of analog basslines for FREE? We thought you'd like that! Log in, download and enjoy!
Jun. 4, 2014
Creating a Dubstep-style Wobble Bass in FL Studio 11
Used by high-profile artists and musicians (like BT), FL Studio 11 is taking the music world by storm. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shows how to create dub step wobble basses with ease.
Sep. 13, 2013
Sound Design Tutorial: Create a TB-303 Patch In Spectrasonics Trilian
I very much doubt that when Tadao Kikumoto designed Roland's TB-303 in the early 80s, he knew that he would be starting a cultural revolution! On its release in 1981...
Jun. 29, 2011
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