Yes, it’s a bass tutorial once again :). The thing is, cool sounding bass is like half the track in many EDM genres. When you have an interesting bass sound, even a very simple and monotonous sequence may sound awesome with it.
With that said, I’m going to show you how you can create a dirty, “pressurized” sounding powerful electro bass with FL Studio’s native plugins. Here’s a sound example:[audio:http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/Dirty-Power-Bass-Example.mp3]
Ok. Start by loading a 3xOsc and select saw wave as a oscillator shape for each three oscillators and turn the Coarse Tune to -24 semitones for each.
Next, the fx chain.
Firstly assign the 3xOsc to a free mixer track and drop a following effects to the fx slot (in a following order): Soundgoodizer, Fruity Phaser, Fruity Flanger, Fruit Fast Dist, Fruity Reeverb 2 & Vocodex:
First, the Soundgoodizer. Its here to quickly “intensify” the sound. Set it like this:
Next, drop a Fruity Phaser to the fx chain and load a preset “Stereo Enhance 2”. This’ll widen the sound stereo image a bit and adds a subtle vibration to it:
Next in line, Fruity Flanger and choose a preset “DistoChorus”:
Now, Fruity Fast Dist (for some dirt). Set the Distortion Type to B and drop the Post Gain a little:
Next, Fruity Reeverb 2. Switch on the Tempo-based Predelay, set the Predelay to 2:00, High-cut to OFF, Diffusion to 50, High damping OFF and Wet level to 24%:
And finally, the Vocodex. Instead of using it for actual vocoding, I’ll just use it for “shaping” the example sound.
First, you might want to turn off the Draft mode (though the Draft mode is there to save some CPU). The reason for this is when you render Vocodex processed audio to .WAV it will sound quite different than what you hear live as the Draft mode will be disabled automatically when rendering.
Next, Turn the Band width to 400%, set the Order to 1, Hold to 250.00ms, Attack to 0.00ms and Release to 0.00ms:
For further tweaking, automate the 3xOsc Channel Pitch movements for some cool pitch slide effects:
The end. 8)
Watch the video version below: