How To Create 1Touch – Jealous Style Bass

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How To Create 1Touch - Jealous Style Bass

In this tutorial I will show you how you can create 1Touch – Jealous type of noisy, fat & wide bass line. I gotta say I’m not really into this “re-create the sound of producer X” -type of things, but this is so common type of bass in trance and progressive trance that I decided to make this tutorial.

Here’s a sound example. First the original bassline by 1Touch from the song “Jealous”:

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And here’s the re-creation:

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As you can hear it’s not exactly the same, but something close to it.

This is how you create it:

First thing to do is to start a new FL Studio project, set the tempo 128bpm, pick a kick drum, drop it to an empty Sampler channel, create a simple 4-to-the-floor beat pattern and assign the kick to a free mixer track (if you feel like it, boost the kick drums low end using the mixer track eq).

Prepare The Kick Pattern

Next, load a 3xOsc to the project (in total we will need three 3xOsc’s for this project which we are going to layer together).

Choose saw wave as the oscillator shape for each three oscillators, set the coarse tune -24 semitones for each and turn the Osc 1 fine tune to -12 cents and Osc 2 fine tune to +12 cents. This will create that detuned saw sound which is exactly what we need.

Wide Bass 3xOsc Settings

Assign the 3xOsc to a free mixer track (rename the track something like ‘wide bass’ and pick some color for the track) and drop these effects to it’s effect slot – in a following order – to make it sound fatter and wider:

  • Soundgoodizer (leave it to it’s default settings)
  • Fruity Phaser (load a preset ‘MoogIt2’)
  • Fruity Flanger (choose preset ‘Doubling’)
  • Fruity Stereo Enhancer (set the ‘Phase offset’ parameter to aroung 77ms left or right)

Wide Bass Mixer Settings

Next, load second instance of 3xOsc to the project. We are going to create a sharper saw bass with this to add some ‘bite’ to the sound.

Choose saw as the oscillator types for each tree osc’s and adjust the coarse tune to -24 semitones for each and assign the 3xOsc to a free mixer track (rename it to ‘sharp bass’ or something and I recommend to choose same track color as with the ‘wide bass’ to keep your tracks organized).

Drop a Soundgoodizer to it’s effect slot and leave it to it’s default settings.

Sharp Bass Mixer Settings

Now, head to the Step Sequencer and add Layer channel to the project. Layer channel is a handy tool. It allows us to layer several instruments together and control their note data all at once via MIDI keyboard or by Piano Roll.

To create a layer, open the Layer channel settings, right click the Channel selectors on the channels you want to layer (‘wide bass’ and ‘sharp bass’ in this case) and press ‘Set children’. Also, turn the Layer channel volume to 100% to avoid it decreasing the original volume level of the layered channels.

Layering Channels

Now, if you select the Layer channel you can play both instances of 3xOsc’s at once.

Ok. The ‘sharp bass’ is coming through a bit too loud so head to the Mixer view and drop it’s volume level a bit – to -6dB or something.

Also, use the mixer track eq to boost the 2-3kHz area to make the  ‘sharp bass’ sound more apparent.

Sharp Bass Adjusted Mixer Settings

Next, load the third instance of 3xOsc. This will be for the white noise, so choose noise as the oscillator shape for each three oscillators and assign it to free mixer track and rename it to ‘noise’ or something similar.

Now, head back to the Step sequencer, open the Layer channel, select all three instances of 3xOsc’s by using the Channel selectors and press ‘Set children’. Now we have layered all the three units of 3xOsc’s together.

However, the volume level of the noise needs to be dropped a little, so head to the Mixer and drop the level to -4.5dB or something. Also, the noise could be a bit brighter (to my taste at least) so use the mixer track eq to boost the area of 5kHz and above a little.

Noise 3xOsc And Mixer Settings

Ok. Let’s create a bass sequence similar to 1Touch so head to the Playlist, add a new pattern and open the Piano Roll -view of the Layer channel and create a following sequence:

Bass Sequence

If you listen the composition, it doesnt’ sound right yet. The bassline is drowning the kick drum and there’s no ‘pumping’ at all so we need to fix that using sidechain compression. We are going to sidechain the kick to each three 3xOsc sounds to let it ‘dip’ the bass every time it triggers.

So. Head to the Mixer, select the kick mixer track and right click the send switch on the ‘wide bass’ track and choose ‘Sidechain to this track’.

Set-Up Sidechain Compression

Add Fruity Limiter to the ‘wide bass’ effect slot and set it as follows:

Fruity Limiter Settings For The Wide Bass

(Depending on the kick you’re using, experiment with the Release parameter to control how fast the sound will ‘recover’ from the ‘dip’).

Repeat the process for ‘sharp bass’ and ‘noise’ tracks as well.

Here’s the Fruity Limiter settings for ‘sharp bass’:

Fruity Limiter Settings For The Sharp Bass

And for the ‘noise’:

Fruity Limiter Settings For The Noise

(We could’ve also used only one Fruity Limiter to create the sidechain compression by routing and grouping the mixer tracks, but using separate process for each gives a better control over the sound).

Alright. Now we  have the ‘pumping’ going on.

Next, we need to do some routing. We are going to route the ‘wide bass’ and ‘sharp bass’ to one empty mixer track as we are going to add a special effect (in a style of 1Touch) that affects to both sounds.

In the Mixer, select the ‘wide bass’ track and right click on the send switch on a empty mixer track and choose ‘Route to this track only’.

Track Routing

Repeat the process for the ‘sharp bass’ as well.

I suggest renaming the route track to something like  ‘wide b + sharp b route’ and selecting a same color as you used in the ‘wide bass’ and ‘sharp bass’ mixer tracks. If you’re doing lot of routing and grouping, using colors will help you to keep things organized.

Now, route the ‘wide b + sharp b route’ track and ‘noise’ track further, to a new free mixer track. This is because we are going to use effect that affects ALL three sounds.

Rename the track to something descriptive like ‘before master’ or something.

More Routing

All of the three sounds are now routed to this track and from here to Master track. Now, using this track drop the volume level a bit (to bring out the kick drum even better) and boost the 3.6kHz area and above to add more presence to the whole group of sounds.

Route Track Settings

Now, let’s try to re-produce the nyances in that 1Touch bassline via Fruity Free Filter and automation so add Free Filter to the ‘before master’ track and (using low pass filter) drop the Q level a bit and set the Frequency to around 5kHz.  Create automation clip for the Free Filter mix level controller. This is what we use to turn the filter on and off and create a frequency ‘dip’ to the bassline like you can hear in the original song.

Fruity Free Filter Settings

Go the the Playlist and edit the Fruity Free Filter mix level envelope like this:

Fruity Free Filter Mix Level Automation Envelope

Check the results:

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Next, let’s try to re-create the other nuances in the example bassline as well. I dont know the exact method, but using Flanger effect and couple of automation envelopes comes close.

So, head to the ‘wide b + sharp b route’ mixer track and add Fruity Flanger to the effect slot. Remember that this is the track where we routed the two bass sounds so the Flanger effect will affect only these two.

Use the following settings in the Flanger:

Fruity Flanger Settings

Create automation clip for the Fruity Flanger mix level controller and the Depth parameter that is in the Flanger.

Create Automation Clips For Flanger

Head to the Playlist and edit the envelopes like shown in the pic:

Automation Envelopes For Flanger

As you can see, I’m using kinda soft ‘curve’ to open up (and closing) the mix level. This is just to avoid those cracks and pops that may occur with this kind of Fruity Flanger settings as it may happen if the curves are too sharp.

Alright, we are done and check the end results:

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Remember this: APPLY this knowledge to create something of your own – don’t use the exact same bassline as it is already created by 1Touch.

Check the video below:

Download FL Studio Project Files For 1Touch Jealous Style Bass

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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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Raidda
Raidda
5 years 6 days ago

SUPERB PETRI!

Edgar Tapia
Edgar Tapia
5 years 6 days ago

Nice tutorial… now i have a lot of ideas. 🙂

Thanks.

Max Golovanov
5 years 4 days ago
Hi, Petri! Thanks a lot for another amazing & helpful tutorial! I’ve just caught myself on idea that I unwittingly started to promote your site via my Facebook, Youtube & Twitter accounts – so one day you gotta wake up famous FL Studio guru! 😉 Once more you’ve proved this indisputable truth kinda ‘Art is to know how to operate with details’, really! In a time when I’ve tried to get such sounds from matrix of operators of sophisticated Sytrus you simply disqualified me with three 3xOsc, Layer, FX’s, routing & sidechaining 🙂 THX a lot again & waiting for… Read more »
almazonly
5 years 3 days ago

Thank you Very Much for Sharing ya Knowledge without Any financial Credit from us =))) You’re Awesome Producer !

maurizio
maurizio
5 years 2 days ago

thank you for teaching me all this knowledge. I am grateful

Fraser
Fraser
5 years 8 hours ago

thanks mate, my bass lines have a bit more… balls to them now lol

Sanjay
3 years 5 months ago

good photos .bueno es lo poco que se decir .no hablo muy bien el inegls..:) traslate it in google good thing is how little say idont no speak and read very well english

Shamielv
Shamielv
4 years 10 months ago

thank you so much! This is indeed the most help I have ever received without asking! and even if i did ask, you get told to try sytrus! WOW, thanks again.

OMFG
OMFG
4 years 9 months ago

I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS SINCE AGES , THANK U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Waddah
4 years 9 months ago

WOOOOOOW – u r the best man of all learning videos i seen 🙂

UDAMAN
UDAMAN
4 years 8 months ago

just wow. you are great at making complexity attainable to mere mortals. THANX!

Leandro
Leandro
4 years 7 months ago

very niceeeee!!

Diego Rens
Diego Rens
4 years 7 months ago

“Next, let’s try to re-create the other nyances in the example bassline as well”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4

Certainly someone had to do it 😉 Great tut, as they all are!

Dane
Dane
4 years 6 months ago

I use ableton live, but with your clear explanations I was able to follow your tutorial regardless. This brings my music to another level! Thank you Petri!

Swifton
Swifton
4 years 6 months ago

Thank you Petri:) This is just what ive been looking for 😉

damenb
4 years 2 months ago

Hey, I’m having a bit of trouble here. I’ve followed all of the steps and I’ve gone through the directions twice, but for some reason I can’t get mine to “pump” like yours. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. It just sounds like a noise. Any help would be appreciated!

sid
sid
2 years 11 months ago

The tutorial is what i was looking for

Hi can U please mail me the Kick drum snare sample packs?

Thanks
SID

Antifmradio
2 years 5 months ago

now this will help me out a lot. Thanks buddy for this one
i kept trying to recreate this but i kept falling short on a couple 3xOsc settings until now.

Johnno
Johnno
1 year 8 months ago

Thank you so much I didn’t want to recreate the bass but you taught me a way to create that progressive bass that I so desire. (I did this in Sylenth lol and didn’t do the bottom half of the page) Thanks soooo much <3

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