Electronica (and modern pop) music making club
I figured most of these bassists would frequent this particular sub-forum. I have not explored my setup to intricately other than the ipad apps yet but I am about to.
State your setup for making your musicwith any special details, how you are getting synth sounds out of your bass specifically, and links to any of your music.
setup for making music
musical function: equipment/software
Bass: Many basses to choose from
Midi Controller: Peavey Midibase
Midi enabled Soundbank: Ipad with lots of synths and other incredible midi enabled apps
Midi enabled Soundbank: Yamaha Motif
Keyboard & Midi controller: Yamaha Motif
Drums: Several Apps on the ipad most notably funkbox which is all the older drum machines in one app, many other apps create percussion for you. A notable live drum and percussion app would be
Vocal Processor: TC Helicon VoiceLive 2
Vocal Mic: Electrovoice blue cardinal
Vocal Preamp: looking for a flexible tube preamp that is under $500
How you are getting synth sounds out of your bass specifically
I have a Peavey Midibase which is a midi controller in the form of a bass. I also have an axon controller to experiment with now too, and I will probably put it on a graphite bass.
links to your music
I have nothing completed yet, or posted, but I am getting my setup and making progress. I will come back here and update with my soundcloud or webpage when I am ready.
While I don't play or perform those styles myself, BIG UPS to you guys who do! I'm surrounded by dinosaurs that can't advance any further than 1987 and they just don't grasp how much talent and proficiency it takes to create electronica, which is a genre that allows for ZERO clams. Rave on!
I use this to make my synth sounds:
Specifically I use a lot of patches on the B3 mixed with my fuzz pedals. Also the UF-01 into one of the deep detune modes on the PS-6. There's a soundcloud link in my sig. Mostly just ideas and sound samples. Nothing that I would call complete but you get the idea.
8 basses 4 & 6 string fretted & fretless
Line 6 bass pod live xt
15 or so various pedals
Line 6 UX 2 interface
FL Studios DAW
Ableton Live DAW
NI Machine Mikro
Alesis Q25 midi keyboard
NI Komplete 8
75-100 VST plugins and amp sims
Couple of Blue Mics Spark and Yeti
approx. 20,000 samples, loops, etc.
Synth Sounds from:
Sonnus I2M good for pads and long arps from soft synths
NI Guitar Rig 5 along with the Zoom B3 for creating synth like basslines
Probably 75 or so songs in various stages of completeness. One of these days I will finish a one.:ninja:
Any songs posted? Nice setup!
I'm currently playing mostly jazz or metal so I don't have much call for this stuff. Right now on my pedalboard I have a MarkBass Synth pedal that I use for certain things.
I also have experimented at home with playing through a Sonuus B2M MIDI Converter (to a Korg Radius) and splitting the signal so that I can dial in various amounts of straight bass vs synth sound. This works phenomenally for certain applications. For example:
-I can set a up a drum beat to start playing as soon as MIDI input is detected. So I start slapping along with drums and as soon as I stop playing the beat stops. So I can alternate between 4/4 and add in odd-time stutters.
-I don't even know how to explain this well: certain trippy sound effect patches echo what is played in altered format. This allows me to play bass and improvise off of the electronic echoes.
I also have a problem that perhaps some of you can help with: My pitch detection works better than expected and I can bend notes and such with the synth pitch matching the bass pitch exactly. However, for some reason if I set a background track to play off my MIDI triggers it tends to play a half-step off. If I can get this nailed down I'll be much more comfortable because I sometimes play keys and bass simultaneously and this variance is tough to account for.
Complicated, but worth the energy- Bass to board 1- (tuner/comp/eq/distortion), board 1 into board 2,- (fuzz/SuperSynth/Ravish Sitar/Super Ego/ filter/phaser/chorus/delay). Between these 2 boards, I have a lot of synthy tones, and crazy noise making capabilities, but to add to the chaos, I also use a synth keyboard set up with a Little Phatty, DSI Mono Evolver kb, and Waldorf Blofeld kb, which all go through a mixer, and out to board 3, (delay/Roto sim). Non-stop synthy goodtimes.
Some synth examples- http://www.reverbnation.com/moonoverfigureb/songs#
I'm playing with a friend who makes a lot of electronic-based NINny stuff on his computer. He's always used synth bass patches but since I started recording my fretless with him, he's sworn allegiance to proper electric bass. Nothing fancy, just a jazz bass into my markbass LMIII with the tone rolled way back...
The downside is that the pedal claims to be a True Bypass and yet it clearly is not. I discovered this when recording an album with the pedal on my board. There was a weird digital clipping going on and it turned out to be the MarkBass pedal (sure enough the green clip light was blinking when I played hard). Apparently it has to be unplugged to be True Bypass - just having the effect off isn't good enough :confused:
Anyways, I'm sure the SuperSynth has more possibilities than I've used so far - Unfortunately I got these electronica toys after leaving my experimental/improv/fusion group.
nice setup. what the pedal with the bearded man? any songs posted?
hmmm wish I knew how to trigger a midi drum set to start
Thanks. There are a few ideas on my soundcloud page. There's a link in my sig. John Q Wobbler is an idea for something that I posted as example of a B3 patch, Eating Sand is something I did where was just messing about and pressed record(garageband) and so is Sour Ju Ju. The rest of the tracks on my page are sound samples but I'd like to expand on what I did for the PS-6 into OC-2 demo. The bearded guy pedal is the McSpunckle Gnomeratron VTF. It's a crazy fuzz pedal. He's on facebook and ETSY. If you check youtube you'll find some demos.
I'm in... posting from a club (on break) and will post pedal board sometime tomorrow
Great club idea btw.
Whats the bearded man pedal childishgambino?
This is my new EP:
How do you like it?
and these are the used tools:
I have been in the studio this week, putting down the bass parts for 10 tracks on a 'modern pop' album...
We won't be finished and mixed for another month or so, but while I remember what I used, I thought I'd list out some of the pedals and combinations. I've dialled in some (IMO) some pretty cool synth bass sounds this week :)
My favourite tone, and the 'biggest', is a blend of three separate recordings. The first is live bass through an MXR analog chorus, into a bassman 100 and a 4x12 bass cab. The DI was then re-amped twice, the first time through an old deluxe big muff, into an EHX guitar microsynth. The second into a pearl octaver, then through a custom, gated fuzz pedal. The blend of the three tones is massive :) Both these two DI recordings were pumped through a fender bass mate, I think, or a similar small valve combo.
I think in total I used the following on the recordings:
Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B
Xotic BB Preamp
Storm Distortion 10
Deluxe Big Muff
W&C Tall Font Russian
Blue Bottle custom fuzz
EHX guitar microsynth
MXR analog chorus
Apart from that one track where we re-amped some DI bass, the other 9 were all single, live recordings, with different combinations of pedals... really excited to hear the end product, it's already sounding really big :hyper:
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