Originally Posted by robot10
Thanks for the template, but I have seen them before I was more looking for people views on creating these famous sounds like muse plug in baby or michael jackson thriller or rammstein engel, this pedal is very versatile but very fiddley to set lol, I get some great tones out off it just don't know how to fine time it to get the sound I want??
Plug in Baby is most likely the Deep Impact, maybe being pushed by some dirt to get that "peaky" sound. If I were trying to get that tone without a Deep Impact I'd use an octaver into fuzz and a blended Bassballs. It's not a sound the BMS can cop.
Thriller is actually a song I've covered (as part of a medley) and gotten very close with a Deep Impact. With the BMS I'd try running an octaver in front of it, with the guitar slider high, little to no octave down, and just a bit of octave up and squarewave with the filter sweeping downward. One problem is that the tone/envelope changes during the break and the BMS doesn't have a touch sensitive ASDR. You can just bend over and change the sliders and it would work well enough live.
As for Rammsteing, I'm starting to see rratajski's point - these are all tones that a Deep Impact is better suited for. Again with the BMS you'll want a very quick down sweep on the filter (finishing fairly low but not off) with the resonance around 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up.
The only No Doubt song that I immediately thought of as having a strong synth line is Hella Good which has that underlying LFO'd squaretooth line. A fuzz and square wave trem might cop that. The main line is also a sawtooth synth which you could cop with a synthy, gated fuzz like the Chunk Brown Dog or a pedal like the Octavius Squeezer, Markbass Super Synth or Korg G5. With the BMS you'd basically use just the square wave, set the start and stop sliders even with one another and move them to where it sounds good. It won't be exact and it will lack the decay of the actual line (because the BMS lacks a gate) but it might get you there.
There are other synth sounds in that song but I'd think you'd be focused on the main one. Of course there's also actual bass which doesn't always follow the synth exactly so I'd probably just turn up the guitar slider for a doubling effect and not worry about it.