A really great Psytrance bass tutorial in Sylenth and and Ableton Live, showing you the basic process of making a professional synth you can drop into a project after just a few minutes of work!
[aside title="Simply Perfect!"] Keeping your individual sounds makes it easier for them all to work together, as well as stand out in your mix![/aside]
It also covers some simple production tips including arrangement, filter modulation, creating a sub bass to fatten up your sound and how to accomplish a sidechain compression ducking effect. You will need to pause this video a few times to take a close look at some of the settings, and it’s bet to view it in HD in full screen mode. A good psytrance bass is simple and you should let the filters, compression and other elements at play do the hard work for you.
Once you have some noted programmed into your DAW so you can hear the synth, run it though a filter and roll the cutoff value up until it is coming through to your liking. Remember that later you will probably be adding some ducking through a sidechain compression technique, so don’t over do it here.
Once the deliver of your sound is where you want it, it is time to layer a subtle sub bass under it. All you need to do is add a plain sine wave oscillator, lowered one octave to the synth and you should be set. Now a compressor can be added to the bass channel and set to receive a sidechain signal from the kick drum. This will automate volume ducking whoever the kick drum is triggered, helping to keep your mix clean and generate some extra groove in your song.
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