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Good Bass Synths

Post by knowtion » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:52 pm

Looking for a decent synth that puts out some nice strong sounding bass

for use in drum and bass or hiphop applications

it would be nice to see a list of competent units old and new


any tips ?

any rack filters of effects units that work well ?

anyone here just use bass guitar with bass fx petal ?

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Post by JUGEL » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:57 pm

get a Waldorf Pulse.

...my SixTrak is actually really good at bass.

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Post by gryphon » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:24 pm

evolver does mean bass for downtempo stuff in particular, I think. You can also use it as a filter/fx so kind of does both. I use bas guitar all the time, but I don't really care about buying that many hardware effects these days.
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Post by zmd » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:56 am

used wise, i adore my roland sh2000 for bass. great filter, and the growl effect is hot
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Post by yburn » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:04 am

it's not the size it's what you do with it. I'll throw the gauntlet and say I'd s**t over any idiot with an analog using just a Trinity or CZ.
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Post by micahjonhughes » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:44 am

When I read hiphop and drum and bass, I think sampler.

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Post by JSRockit » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:45 am

Any analog vco mono synth will do IMHO.
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Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:04 am

isn't there a "read this first-what synth to buy" thread on here? along with a million similar guides on the net..
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Post by MrFrodo » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:07 am

You could possibly get the results you want from a microKorg Not quite the same as the ones mentioned above, but the results are rewarding.
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Post by Altitude » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:14 am

Any moog

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Post by oberheim » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:43 am

You can get some huuuuuge sounds out of the Nord Micro Modular, there's a patch that's meant to be a Pro 1 (not quite...) but it churns out a sound that Gary Numan would be proud of :D
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Post by inVrs » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:57 am

zmd wrote:used wise, i adore my roland sh2000 for bass. great filter, and the growl effect is hot
please to explain. all i can get out of that machine is pretty "lead", the basses sound pretty weak if u dont eq the h**l out of them.

as for bass synths: sh09, 101, jupiter-6, ms-10 (play a bassline with the square wave at 32" and pitch it an octave down in your sequencer.. h**l will break loose)
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Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:24 pm

I think the SH-09 is one of the finest bass synths. The PWM is tooo fat!
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Post by amni » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:35 pm

waldorf pulse baby!
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Post by synthetic88 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:55 pm

I'm surprised that more people on here don't talk about the SE-1X. It seems like a great bass synth, especially for hip hop, and I see them go on eBay for $800. I know that some say the envelopes are slow, but I don't hear that in the demo sequences and there's apparently a one-resistor mod for it. In many ways they sound thicker than the Moog Voyager, despite one less oscillator. Where's the love?
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